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==Project Highlights==
 
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<b>What unexpected events occurred:</b>
 
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Revision as of 20:26, 3 December 2012

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6-bit's Chapalang! is a social utility that connects people with friends and new friends
by offering a place for exchanging ideas and information on its public domain.
http://www.chapalang.com

Final Wikipage
Home Technical Overview Project Deliverables Project Management Learning Outcomes

Project Progress Summary

Final Presentation Slides *Coming Soon by 5th December!*
Our website: http://www.chapalang.com

Project Overview

‎Click Here to View our X-Factors!
Problem Scenario: ‎Click Here
Team 6-bit is formed during the month of May in 2012. We have battled through 16 iterations of planning, designing, constructing and deploying our project, Chapalang and have successfully completed the project, maintaining to our planned scope. Throughout 16 iterations, we have our ups and downs. We faced several unexpected technical challenges which brought down the morale of the team. People with different methods of solving problems created communication problems. However, having a common goal in mind, we endure and frantically looking for workarounds and alternatives to overcome these challenges. We, too, faced some project management challenges where some tasks are not complete on time and caused disturbance to our schedule. These project challenges allow us to iron out our differences and streamlined a better working process. After overcoming these challenges, we had improved ourselves as individuals as well as improved as a team!


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Click here to view our 1min Video Pitch!

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Project Highlights

What unexpected events occurred:

  • Accidental deletion of live website database
  • Website server down
  • Members machine breakdown

Project Challenges

There are several challenges that the team has faced throughout the IS480 journey. The bulk of Chapalang! is a highly functional and complete solution to a business opportunity of our sponsor, and hence it is not on the basis of a single sophisticated function.

However, it is a cumulatively complex system as it is formed by several functions, and the team has been challenged in different levels on integration issues, and micro-components of the project. One example of the micro-component is Paypal integration where Paypal documentations have been brief and changes are frequent, resulting in integration difficulties but eventually resolved. Another example is on our image cropping tool, where significant amount of time is spent on getting it right especially when none of us in the team has ever ventured into image manipulation.

Nonetheless, there are two other independent challenges which introduce much learning lessons for the team.

Scalability and Load Testing

As part of our User Test 4, we attempted to have a better understanding of scalability and load handling of our system by conducting a test.
To reiterate, performance measures the speed with which a single request can be executed, while scalability measures the ability of a request to maintain its performance under increasing load. In order to conduct the test, the following steps are required.

  • Performance Testing
    • Identify a system process with a series of activities
    • Measure the elapse time of each activity
    • Identify the bottleneck which is the single important activity which has highest elapse time
  • Scalability Testing
    • Increase the number of concurrent connections for the identified activity and measure of elapse time of each connection
    • Count the number of concurrent connections possible, within the same approximate amount of elapse time of each connection
  • Load Testing
    • Measure the elapse time of each connection over a range of concurrent connections, including 1, 25, 50, 75, 100 as markers



Project Management

Schedule

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Completed Features of Chapalang.com

Prototype of Chapalang's Features: ‎Click Here

Visit http://www.chapalang.com to try these features out yourself! =)

Quality of Product

Stage Specification Modules
Project Management Minutes ‎Click Here
Metrics Schedule metrics: ‎Click Here
Bug metrics: ‎Click Here
Requirements Scope Click Here
Scope Prioritization Click Here
Problem Scenario As-Is: Click Here
To-Be: Click Here
Analysis Use case Click Here
Business Process Diagram Click Here
Screen Shots Click Here
Design Logical Diagram Click Here
Class Diagram Click Here
Sequence Diagrams Click Here
Data Architecture Click Here
Testing Test plan [Click Here]

Key Performance Indicators(KPI)

For the purpose of benchmarking ourselves with specific goals, we have derived on a set of indicators to understand our progress.
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The following figures are accurate as of 21st November 2012.
505 real members
106 real transactions
189 real physical items sold
$2536.50 real revenue
9 registered and active sellers
62 real products
49 days of operations

Testing

There are a total of 4 User Tests conducted, each with a different coverage and test methodology.
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Click Here to view the details of User Test 1
Click Here to view the details of User Test 2
Click Here to view the details of User Test 3
Click Here to view the details of User Test 4

Reflection

Click Here to Download our Sponsor's Comments!

Team Reflection

Learning Outcome: ‎Click Here

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Individual Reflection

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