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Mid Term Slides



Project Progress Summary

Progress

Currently, Viaxeiros in in their Iteration 9 on 26 February 2013, and in the midst of meeting the upcoming milestone, which is the Midterms presentation, at 26 February 2013.

Currently, since the Acceptance Presentation which is at 5 November 2013, The following main features have been completed:

  1. Native pages for travelogue and places
  2. Download of travelogue for offline usage
  3. Camera functions in the application
  4. Online and offline map display
  5. Improvement of performance and memory issues

Based on the current status of the project, our team has decided to focus only on one of the additional functions proposed in the Acceptance Presentation, which is the Augmented Reality.


Project Highlights
Iterations Descriptions / Highlights
2 Major Delay in Offline map

Prior to the actual start of the coding phase, it has been decided that the offline map feature is going to take much more time than that of other functions as many of us are unknown to any available map technology, let alone one catered to offline usage. Thus, we have planned to start this function early, hoping to overcome the steeper learning curve earlier in the project. Our worries turn out to be correct, where our research in Iteration 1 shows that offline map is much more complex than what we assumed to be. Judging from this, we have made an appropriate change in our schedule, thus assigning a longer time for the creating of the offline map.

4 Increasing Scope to be done

During Iteration 4, in one of the client's meeting, we have come to a conclusion with our sponsor that there should be a change in the requirements of the application. In view of the need to provide a more holistic feel of the application and to cater more wholesomely for the offline purposes, the clients and us decided to include the viewing of travelogues, places as well as the listing of travelogues to be native pages. This has in turn result in a major change in the schedule as some of the functions such as the search will be pushed to the later part of the schedule.

In addition, our group has also discussed among ourselves and feel that one of the additional functions might have to be dropped as there is a high chance that this change in requirement will increase the time needed to complete this requirement.

7 Change in focus for additional functionality

After the discussion with our clients, we feel that focusing on the Augmented Reality might suit the business model of the company better than that of the smart itinerary. This is because the smart itinerary creates a more "gamey" feel, which might contradict in the overall experience of the application. In addition, the smart itinerary might prove to be more troublesome for users as users can only accept the entire travelogue and are unable to edit much of it. Augmented Reality, in the other hand, provides users with an alternate view of the same data, which allows users to explore their surrounding in a more interesting manner. Thus, with these considerations in mind, our team has decided to focus our research on the implementation of augmented reality in the upcoming iterations.

Project Management

Project Status
Modules Status Confidence Level (0 - 1) Members in charge
Creating mobile web view 100% developed and deployed 1 Sing Lim
Login function 100% developed and deployed 1 Melissa
Native travelogue and places 100% developed and deployed 1 Sing Lim and Zi Jun
Camera function 100% developed and deployed 0.9 Sing Lim
Online and Offline Map 100% developed and deployed 0.9 Yu Kai
Adding of places 100% developed and deployed 1 Sing Lim and Melissa
Search function 100% developed and deployed 1 Sing Lim
Like / Share to be developed 0.8 to be allocated
Augmented Reality to be developed 0.8 to be allocated


Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual)



Project Metrics

Schedule Metric

Bug Metric

Work Stress Metric


Project Risks

The following shows the top 3 list of risks that our team is currently facing. For more information of the other risks, please visit here:

S/N Risk Description Consequences Impact Likelihood Risk Rate Mitigation Strategy / Contingency Plan Status


Application Development

Intermediate Deliverables



Technical Complexity



Deployment



User Testing



Reflections

Learning Outcomes
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