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Schedule Metric

Goal: To ensure that all the assigned tasks are finished on time. (Productivity Index >= 0)

Calculation for Productivity:

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For Schedule

  • During iteration 3, actual schedule does not go as we planned. This delay is mainly due to a cultural show event in which almost all of our team members involved. We underestimated the effort and commitment level we need to put in to that event which was 2-3 times higher than we expected. It caused some slippage in our effort and consistency for FYP. However we tried to catch up with our schedule as soon as the event finished. So we put more effort than we used to have in iteration 1 and 2 to catch up with the schedule. Then, in iteration 4 and 5 we did much better and our team productivity goes beyond than what we targeted from the lesson learned from Iteration 3.

After mid term presentation, we planned to put exactly the same effort to be on targeted schedule and finally in iteration 6, 7 and 8 we did hit the target though it did do as good as in iteration 4 and 5 because of the more difficult tasks and problems.


For Action Plan

  • We will not wait for the task to finish with delay. Instead we will estimate how many more days it is gonna delayed from how much percentage of the task is finished and the reason behind the delay. According to the result of estimation, we will execute this action plan. For example, the task is delayed for 2 to 3 days, we will push the members who are doing it to put in more effort but we will not assign other team members to help them out. But if the task is gonna delay for 3-5 days, we think that one or more extra members need to involve in that task. And if the task is going to be delayed for more than 7 days, we will try to inform the client and might possibly drop the function.