IS480 Team wiki: 2011T1 TheTalkies Midterm
- 1 Project Progress Summary
- 2 Project Management
- 3 Quality of product
- 4 Reflection
Project Progress Summary
After acceptance presentation on 10th August in the end of iteration 2, we had passed 3 more iterations.
During iteration 3, our team has completed trend page in which users can see top 5 trends in SMU area. We also had completed School of Economics/School of Social Science (SESS) model.
During iteration 4, we have completed LostnFound page which is a kind of trending page. In this case, user can report what he has found and search what lost in school from our application, by using location key tags such as #SISL1, #SESSL2, #LIBRARYL3, etc. We also completed Library model.
During iteration 5, we had completed Tweet/Discuss and report function, in which both twitter user and non-twitter user can discuss, and report in Trend page and LostnFound page. In the mean time, we had completed School of Business (SOA) model.
We finished all the features according to our planned schedule, even though, during these 3 iterations, we had faced some delays which will be mentioned details in Project Highlights. Right now, we have completed most of our main features, and in following iterations, we will be implementing features to increase the performance and user-friendliness of application. We are confident that our planned features, after mid-term presentation, can be done on time if all team members are putting the same efforts as they are doing right now. <Thandar>
All the unexpected things were happened along the way:
- List of requirement changes
- Team need to make necessary changes in terms of codes since there is a change in Germanium API from 1.3 to 1.5
- Some delay in schedule and team has put more efforts in order to catch up the schedule
- Team members were too busy with Myanmar Festival Gala for the first 3 weeks when school starts
- Too optimistic that we can manage to finish planned tasks in 2-weeks long iteration <Thandar>
Provide more details about the status, schedule and the scope of the project. Describe the complexity of the project.
Highlight changes to modules, the completion status (implemented, UAT done, client approved, deployed, etc), the confidence level (0-1 where 0 is no confident of getting it done, 1 is 100% confident in getting it done) and comments (who has been assigned to do it, new scope, removed scoped, etc). Please use a table format to summarize with links to function details.
|Task/function/features, etc||Status||Confident Level (0-1)||Comment|
|Customer CRUD||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Fiona|
|Trend Analytic||25%||0.9||Ben is researching analytic algoritms|
Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual):
The following is a comparison of the project plan during acceptance with the actual work done at this point. Everything went as plan until now, but for future iteration, according to some limitations such as performance aspect of our application, we will plan for improving performance and User-interface in coming iteration.
Has the project scope expanded or reduced? Until now, we implemented features according to plan and in iteration 6, we would be implementing Logging and Statistic function and building School Of Accountancy (SOA) model as plan. In iteration 7, we will implement UI revamp and Friend Stream function in following iteration. <Thandar>
|3 (11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011)||Modelling SESS||11 Aug - 19 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 31 Aug 2011||Aung and Soe Thet are busy and pushed iteration 3 back.|
|Database||11 Aug - 19 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 19 Aug 2011||Thandar and Khaing come out with database structure and create database.|
|Server side (Trend Page)||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 10 Sep 2011||Phyo and Thandar faced unexpected difficulties such as learning cron job, changing database structure to update trend keywords.|
|Client Side (Trend Page)||20 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 31 Aug 2011||Soe Thet and Khaing need to wait for server side since there is delay in server side.|
|Germanium (Trend Page)||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 10 Sep 2011||Moe Hein and Aung implement codes to connect the 3D model and the trend page accordingly.|
|Mock Up||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||Moe Hein and Aung create full mock up pages for wireframing as Sponsor requested.|
|Test Plan||11 Aug - 17 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 17 Aug 2011||Khaing and Aung create test plan for unit testing.|
|Misc||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||11 Aug - 24 Aug 2011||Khaing and Aung improve wiki based on the Acceptance Presentation Feedback.|
|4 (25 Aug - 6 Sep 2011)||Leftover from iteration #3||25 Aug - 3 Sep 2011||25 Aug - 12 Sep 2011||Project Manager Soe Thet and the whole team were busy with Myanmar Festival Gala on 3rd September and so we delayed further|
|Server Side (Trend Page)||4 Sep - 6 Sep 2011||4 Sep - 10 Sep 2011||Phyo and Soe Thet finalize server side coding, test cron job and results|
|Client side (Lost and Found)
||4 Sep - 6 Sep 2011||4 Sep - 11 Sep 2011||Aung and Soe Thet implement time filter in Lost and Found page based on Trend feature|
|3D Model of Library||4 Sep - 6 Sep 2011||4 Sep - 12 Sep 2011||Khaing and Aung was responsible to draw Library Model|
||4 Sep - 6 Sep 2011||4 Sep - 12 Sep 2011||Because of Germanium API changes, Moe Hein and Thandar adjust current codes as well as implement Accordion Effect in BBL Tree Object.|
|5 (7 Sep - 20 Sep 2011)||Leftover from iteration #4||7 Sep - 12 Sep 2011||& Sep - 12 Sep 2011||Project Manager Soe Thet and the whole team were able to finish implementing features from previous iteration and Testing.|
|Tweet/ Report/ Discuss||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||Aung and Phyo has finished tweet/report and discussion feature in Trend Page and LostnFound Page.|
|SOB 3D Model||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||Khaing was responsible to build School Of Business (SOB) model|
|Germanium (Level, Placemark Position)||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||Thandar set placemark position on Campus Ground amd Level according to position #(hash tag).|
|UI Improvement||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||13 Sep - 20 Sep 2011||Moe Hein was responsible for User interface improvement and design changes for UAT1 and Mid-term presentation.|
Summary of analysis for the metrics collected. You may refer to another page for the details about the metrics and how it is collected.
Update the proposal assumptions and risks. Describe what you learn from the risk update and mitigation steps taken.
|Sponsor want to use Joomla instead of Drupal||High||High||Team evaluating Joomla to write an impact analysis report|
|Sponsor deployment machine approval and support||High||Medium (now it is low)||Use UPL machine|
Be sure to prioritize the risks.
Describe and list the technical complexity of your project in order of highest complexity first. For example, deploying on iPhone using Objective-C, customizing Drupal with own database, quick search for shortest flight path, database structure, etc.
Quality of product
Provide more details about the quality of your work. For example, you designed a flexible configurable system using XML.config files, uses Strategy Design Pattern to allow plugging in different strategy, implement a regular expression parser to map a flexible formula editor, etc.
There should be some evidence of work in progress.
|Project Management||Minutes||Sponsor weeks -10 -5 3 7 Supervisor weeks -2 3 5 7|
|Requirements||Story cards||CRUD Customer, Trend Analytic|
|System Sequence Diagram||client, server|
|Business Process Diagram||Here|
|Screen Shots||CRUD Customer, Trend Analysis|
|Design||ER Diagram||1, 2, 3|
|Class Diagram||1, 2, 3|
|Testing||UAT test plan||instructions|
Not all parts of the deliverables are necessary but the evidence should be convincing of the progress. Try to include design deliverables that shows the quality of your project.
In an iterative approach, ready to use system should be available (deployed) for client and instructions to access the system described here (user name). If necessary, provide a deployment diagram link.
Describe the testing done on your system. For example, the number of UAT, tester profile, test cases, survey results, issue tracker, bug reports, etc.
In this section, describe what have the team learn? Be brief. Sometimes, the client writes a report to feedback on the system; this sponsor report can be included or linked from here.
Any training and lesson learn? What are the take-away so far? It would be very convincing if the knowledge is share at the wiki knowledge base and linked here.
Benjamin Gan Reflection:
You may include individual reflection if that make sense at this point. The team is uncooperative and did not follow my instructions.