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Closed Beta Launch

Beta Launch released date: 20 Feb 2014, 1pm
Beta released app link (User): http://app.sqkii.com/
Beta released app link (Advertiser): http://app.sqkii.com/adv

Beta released app test link (User): http://test.sqkii.com/
Beta released app test link (Advertiser): http://test.sqkii.com/adv



Download our MidTerm Slides here!

Project Highlights

Project Management
S/N Change Event Affected Sprint Change Action Description
1 Change from total 11 sprints to 10 sprints. From Sprint 5 onwards In view of the beta launch before 17 Feb 14, we re-scrum all functions in view of the change in the business requirement. Hence we pushed a bit more functions into Sprint 5. However, Sprint 5 also span across the 2 exam weeks where the team took a break to study, thus it is not the one with the heaviest workload either.
2 Start and End date from Sprint 5 - 10 have changed. From Sprint 5 onwards Sprint 5: 18 Nov 13 - 17 Dec (30 days) to 18 Nov 13 - 31 Dec 13 (44 days)

Sprint 6: 18 Dec 13 - 31 Dec (14 days) to 1 Jan 14 - 31 Jan 14 (31 days)
Sprint 7: 1 Jan 14 - 28 Jan (28 days) to 1 Feb 14 - 28 Feb 14 (28 days)
Sprint 8: 29 Jan 14 - 20 Feb 14 (23 days) to 1 Mar 14 - 18 Mar 14 (18 days)
Sprint 9: 21 Feb 14 - 18 Mar 14 (26 days) to 19 Mar 14 - 13 Apr 14 (26 days)
Sprint 10: 19 Mar 14 - 13 Apr 14 (26 days) to 14 Apr 14 - 25 Apr 14 (12 days)

3 Start and End date from Sprint 5 - 10 have changed. From Sprint 5 onwards

Sprint 4: In view of the exam week is approaching, we are unable to finish the task in the current sprint and we push the functions back to the release backlog to rescrum it for the next upcoming sprint.
Sprint 5: Focus on advertiser functions due to the closed beta launch on 10 feb 14.
Sprint 6: Focus on UI of all Advertiser functions and User Functions. User Test 1 will be conducted here.
Sprint 7: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 8: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 9: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 10: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.

4 Start and End date from Sprint 5 - 10 have changed. Before Sprint 5 onwards

Sprint 4: In view of the exam week is approaching, we are unable to finish the task in the current sprint and we push the functions back to the release backlog to rescrum it for the next upcoming sprint.
Sprint 5: Focus on advertiser functions due to the closed beta launch on 10 feb 14.
Sprint 6: Focus on UI of all Advertiser functions and User Functions. User Test 1 will be conducted here.
Sprint 7: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 8: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 9: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 10: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.

5

Shifted the following from sprint 6 to sprint 7:

1. Social Media Integration (User)
2. View Referral history (User)
3. View Squib (User) Tier 2

Shifted the following from sprint 7 to sprint 6:

1. Invitation code (User)
2. Dashboard (User)

26-Jan-14 / 6

Sprint 4: In view of the exam week is approaching, we are unable to finish the task in the current sprint and we push the functions back to the release backlog to rescrum it for the next upcoming sprint.
Sprint 5: Focus on advertiser functions due to the closed beta launch on 10 feb 14.
Sprint 6: Focus on UI of all Advertiser functions and User Functions. User Test 1 will be conducted here.
Sprint 7: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 8: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 9: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.
Sprint 10: Scrumed remaining functions as per normal.

6

Shifted the following item from Sprint 7 to Sprint 8

1. View Squib Tier 3 "Generate map" (User)
2. View Squib Tier 3 "Track User Location" (User)

27-Jan-14 / 6

In view of the changed schedule, schedule will be too packed if the following two stories are placed in sprint 7.

7 The following user test dates are changed.

1. User Test 2 is shifted to 10 - 12 Feb 14
2. User Test 3: 17 - 21 Feb 14

4-Feb-14 / 7 In view of the delay of the product launch, the CBL is now scheduled on the 17 Feb instead on 10 Feb, we are currently doing more application changes and proposes this change.
8 Change the date of User Test 3 from start date 17 Feb to 20 Feb 16-Feb-14 / 7

Proposed to change to this date as advertiser needed more time to test the application and upload the squib on our platform. This hinders the released of the beta accounts to the users by 4 days from 17 Feb to 20 Feb. Therefore the user tests can only be conducted on the 20 Feb.


Technical
S/N Change Event Changed Date / Sprint Change Action Description
1 Change of UI overall look and feel 22-Jan-14 / 6

After revising the low-fi prototype, we have developed the first meat prototype. But we got comments from the biz team and eleazar and therefore we are making changes to the overall UI look and feel.

2 Improve the statistic for each squib 22-Jan-14 / 6

For advertiser we only have the overall squib page. But now in adverstier page, we have the the overall statistic for each squib and advertiser will have one more channel to upgrade their account.

3

Sprint 6: Added view read and unread message for View notification (advertiser)

28-Jan-14 / 6

Discussed with the team that the message should be categorized for the advertiser to view read / unread message.

4 Improve upload squib function 29-Jan-14 / 6

All uploading of squib are supposed to be done by using the laptop after getting the squib ready in a high res mode. But biz team also want advertiser to upload squib on the go. Take a pic with the a text box of 150 characters describing the adv and upload it at once.

5 Shifted "Cash out Tier 1 (User) from sprint 6 to sprint 7 29-Jan-14 / 6

Cashout Tier 1 is not possible for user within the first few weeks of CBL for category "Hardcore User". Therefore shifted the cash out tier 1 in order to finsh the current task in sprint 6.

6 To allow users to favourite squib and un-favourite squib from the list 28-Feb-14 / 7 Added the favourite squib / un-favourite squib function to sprint 7.
7 Shifted Time period view of Squib Statistic from Sprint 7 to Sprint 8 20-Feb-14 / 7

According to the survey that we did with the advertiser, Biz team informed us that advertisers would want to have a analytic graph to show an overall of the squib details.

8 Added book the application link with Sqkii logo on their page. 21-Feb-14 / 7 To allow users to save then web application link on as a shortcut on their phone with sqkii logo. As discussed with the biz requirement.
9 Added location venue to the squib 23-Feb-14 / 7 Biz team finds it useful as users have feedback to the them that it would be good to display the location of the promotion going on.
10 Added location venue to the squib 23-Feb-14 / 7 Biz team finds it useful as users have feedback to the them that it would be good to display the location of the promotion going on.
11 Change of "Get squibs near me" to "Get squibs from" 25-Feb-14 / 7 Biz team realised that it would be more useful for user to type in the location of the places they want to see the squibs near there.
12 Added edit account for advertiser 26-Feb-14 / 7 Biz team felt that it will be a hassle for admin to make changes for them. Biz team wanted to give advertiser more control over their own account.
13 Crop function for squibs 19-Feb-14 / 7 Biz team felt that advertiser should have this function in order for them to crop their squibs.
14 Remove super admin access function 26-Feb-14 / 7 For CBL, we are focusing on just administrator that consist of 3 founders together with 6 man team with 1 overlapping of duties in it.
15 Shifted the functions from sprint 7 to 8 26-Feb-14 / 7

Functions:
1. Social Media Integration
2. Receive incentives
3. Referral History
4. Manage Payment
5. View squib history tier 2 (User)

UT2 changes:
1. To add tutorial for view squib so users know where the time bar and view next squib button is
2. To add a cash out confirmation popup/page
3. View Squib History to center/blow up smaller squibs all to a standard size


Business Requirement
S/N Change Event Changed Date / Sprint Change Action Description
1 Change of "Get squibs near me" to "Get squibs from" 25-Jan-14 / 7 "300 users to reserve their usernames from 7-10 feb. To create hype.

200 users to sign up after 10 feb. To actively maintain 500 active users.

During this beta launch, all advertiser are allowed to advertise for 100 free impression for each campaign. For advertising more than 1 campaign and to increase the number of impression, buy credits from sqkii. "

Project Management

Project Status:

We are currently 71% completion of our project. As a team, we are confident to complete the project by the end of IS480, Final Year Project term.

Stories Remaining
Story In Sprint Schedule
Cash out Tier 2 (User) 8 Scheduled
Social Media Integration 8 Scheduled
Receive Incentives (User) 8 Scheduled
View Referral History(User) 8 Scheduled
Manage Payment (Admin) 8 Scheduled
View Squib (User) Tier 2 8 Scheduled
View Squib Tier 3 "Generate map" (User) 8 Scheduled
View Squib Tier 3 "Track User Location" (User) 8 Scheduled
Time period view of Squib Statistics 8 Scheduled
View Squib Tier 3 "Tag Squib location" (User) 8 Scheduled
View Squib Tier 3 "View nearby Squibs" (User) 8 Scheduled
Secured Login 9 Scheduled
Forgot Password 9 Scheduled
Search Function of Advertiser (Admin) 9 Scheduled
View Advertiser History (Admin) 9 Scheduled
Statistics for Admin 9 Scheduled
View Squib History (Admin) 9 Scheduled
FAQ 9 Scheduled

Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual):

Iterations Planned Actual Comments
1 Brainstorm for ideas 10-Sep-13 10-Sep-13 Filtered out all the projects listed on the wiki and decided to do self-proposed project.
Submit Proposal for review 5-Oct-13 5-Oct-13 Decided to do with Sqkii project.
2 Low-Fidelity prototype 11-Oct-13 11-Oct-13 Developed paper prototype and conducted Heuristic Evaluation.
3 Dashboard (Admin) 18-Oct-13 18-Oct-13
Create new squib (Admin) 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13
View Squib (Admin) 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13
Delete Squib (Admin) 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13
Approve Squib (Admin) 21-Oct-13 21-Oct-13
Create new Squib (Advertiser) 22-Oct-13 22-Oct-13
View Squib (Advertiser) 23-Oct-13 23-Oct-13
View Squib Tier 1 (User) 24-Oct-13 24-Oct-13
Project Management migrating over to SCRUM framework and using BurnChart to update and check the progress of the project.
4 Edit Squib (Advertiser) 8-Nov-13 Pushed to Sprint 6 in view of the closed beta launch on the 17 Feb 14.
Manage Payment (Admin) 8-Nov-13 Pushed to Sprint 7: Allow only users to cash out only at 50,000 credits which is equivalent to SGD$10. That will take approximately 17 days to reach 50,000 credits with the following breakdown.

Average credits that the user will earn from credits for impression: 50 credits.
Average Number of squibs on the platform: 60 squibs
Total credits that can be earned per day: 3000 credits
Average time to view total number of squibs on platform: 5 mins (+/-)
Credits to reach 50,000 credits will take 17 days.

Charge Account (Advertiser) 8-Nov-13 Pushed to Sprint 5. To focus all advertiser functions there.
Receive incentives (User) 8-Nov-13 Pushed to Sprint 7. Allow social media integration to work hand in hand for this to share the incentives earned on social media.
Edit Squib(Admin) 8-Nov-13 8-Nov-13
Edit Account(User) 9-Nov-14 9-Nov-13
Login 10-Nov-13 10-Nov-13
Logout 10-Nov-13 10-Nov-13
Create new Account (User) 10-Nov-13 10-Nov-13

This sprint span across exam period. Therefore there are lesser functions completed in this current sprint.

Changed the start date and end date of this current sprint.

5 Edit Squib(Advertiser) 7-Dec-13 8-Dec-13
Charge Account (Advertiser) 8-Dec-13 9-Dec-13 Integrated with application. Requires paypal email from the advertiser side to pay up using paypal. Delayed for one day due to the lack of immerse knowledge of implementing it.
Dashboard (Advertiser) 10-Dec-13 10-Dec-13
Save Squib (Advertiser) 11-Dec-13 13-Dec-13
View Notification (Advertiser) 13-Dec-13 Pushed to Sprint 6: In view of the current functions, we are unable unable to keep closely with the schedule, therefore to keep in schedule, we decided to push this function to next sprint.
View impression count (Advertiser) 13-Dec-13 13-Dec-13 Requested by the business requirement for basic statistic function for advertiser.
View user count and demo (Advertiser) 15-Dec-13 16-Dec-13 Requested by the business requirement for basic statistic function for advertiser.
Track revisited page (Advertiser) 16-Dec-13 16-Dec-13 Requested by the business requirement for basic statistic function for advertiser.
View overall statistical page (Advertiser) 17-Dec-13 17-Dec-13 Requested by the business requirement for basic statistic function for advertiser.
Create new account (Advertiser) 17-Dec-13 This function was removed. It was initiated by us as change agent in Dr. Jean Labs that Advertiser that wanted to get an account with us before the closed beta launch requires our validation of the company in order to start using the application.
View Account (Advertiser) 18-Dec-13 18-Dec-13
View History (Advertiser) 20-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 Shared by Rafael and Janan. Initial logic was to save squibs after viewed by 10 seconds in the history. However we identified that the swiping might lag and user might swipe across a few times. Therefore, we decided to save all squibs into history no matter what.
Contact Us (Advertiser) 21-Dec-13 20-Dec-13

Following members going overseas:

1. Agurz Gary: 6 - 22 Dec 13 (Denise covering till 13 Dec 13, Nicholas covering from 13 - 22 Dec 13)
2. Denise Wong: 14 - 21 Dec 13 (Agurz and Nicholas covering till 22 Dec 13)
3. Janan Tan: 16 - 23 Dec 13 (Eleazar, Raf covering)
4. Nicholas Li: 25 - 30 Dec 13 (Raf, Janan covering)

Changed the start date and end date of this current sprint.

Learning Stripersist, Hibernate.

In view of the closed beta launch which is in 17 Feb 14 (Sprint 6), we scrum all advertiser functions first in order for advertiser to be able to use the account before the closed beta launch and upload the squib to the platform.

At the same time, we are also conducting our UT 1 on the 27 - 29 Jan 14 (Sprint 6), we focus on advertiser functions for this current sprint.

6 Submit squibs for approval (Advertiser) 21-Jan-14 21-Jan-14
Cash out Tier 1 (User) 10-Jan-14 Pushed back to Sprint 7: User can only cash out with 50,000 credits 17 days after 17 Feb 14 for closed beta launch. To allow more time for the current functions, we pushed back this function in the later sprint in order to keep our schedule in place.
User Feedback 22-Jan-14 23-Jan-14 Function delayed as we are develop a base admin platform for this function.
Tutorial for Users 26-Jan-14 26-Jan-14
Tutorial for Advertiser 24-Jan-14 24-Jan-14
View Squibs (User) Tier 2 14-Jan-14 Pushed to Sprint 7: Currently for the closed beta launch, we might not have enough squibs to cover for each category.
View Squib History (User) 27-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 Delayed in delivering the function due to the closed beta launch preparation for advertiser.
Social Media Integration 16-Jan-14 Pushed to Sprint 7: Current schedule are tightly packed to one another and user can only view the squibs on the 20 Feb. User can only share on social media for the lucky box winner and also credits that they have earned.
View Cashout History (User) 29-Jan-14 29-Jan-14
Cash out Tier 2 (User) 18-Jan-14 This story was placed back into the product backlog as business side (Founders of Sqkii) have yet to venture in this area.
View Squib Tier 3 (User) 22-Jan-14 Pushed to Sprint 7: This function requires GPS and is further broke down into smaller functions which cannot be fulfilled in the current sprint.
View Referral History (User) 23-Jan-14 Pushed to Sprint 7: In sync with the integration of social media, this can be further enhanced with the usage of social media to share with user's friends.
View Notification (Advertiser) 20-Jan-14 21-Jan-14 Delayed due to the multiple enhancement of notifications message we want to customize.
Secured Login 25-Jan-14 Pushed back to Sprint 8: We hhave not gather sufficient knowledge about this secured login.
Invitation Code (User) 28-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 Added in based on the business requirement for the landing page before the closed beta launch to generate reserved username for the marketing campaign before the actual closed beta launch.
Dashboard (User) 28-Jan-14 28-Jan-14 Business requirement to have a dashboard rather than have normal tabs for them to navigate around.
View landing page (User) 30-Jan-14 30-Jan-14 Business requirement to have landing page if user keys in sqkii application website before the actual launch to inform them that the closed beta is coming soon, stay tuned.

Focus soley on the advertiser platform core functions in view of the closed beta launch (17 Feb 14).

UT 1 was held in this sprint. (27 - 29 Jan 14)

7 Social Media Integration 11-Feb-14 Pushed to sprint 8.
Receive Incentives (User) 10-Feb-14 Pushed to sprint 8. Related to social media integration.
View Referral History(User) 10-Feb-14 Pushed to sprint 8. Related to social media integration.
Cash out Tier 1 (User) 11-Feb-14 12-Feb-14 Delayed due to the unexpected peak in bugs during closed beta launch.
Update User (Admin) 11-Feb-14 11-Feb-14
Update Advertiser (Admin) 11-Feb-14 11-Feb-14
Update Squib (Admin) 12-Feb-14 12-Feb-14
View Squib (Admin) 12-Feb-14 12-Feb-14
Create new Account (Admin) 12-Feb-14 12-Feb-14 Proposed to remove super admin access as closed beta launch is not affected by it.
View Notification Dashboard (Admin) 13-Feb-14 14-Feb-14 Delayed due to customizing the message and migrating it to stripes resources.properties.
Manage Payment (Admin) 13-Feb-14 Pushed to sprint 8
Edit Account (Admin) 13-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 Delayed due to the unsettled removal admin access.
Make Announcements (Admin) 14-Feb-14
View Squib (User) Tier 2 14-Feb-14 16-Feb-14
Crop squib 19-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 Took a longer time to fix the problem as the image could not displayed while cropping.
Favourite Squib 22-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 Users feedback that the squib would be of better value if they are allowed to favourite and un-favourite squibs from their list.
Edit Account (Advertiser) 25-Feb-14 25-Feb-14 Change of requirement proposed us, Change Agent. We thought it will be based on mutual trust that the company will be holding basic integrity that they will not leave the company without any legit reason, thus it allows advertiser to edit their details.

Current sprint.

Conducted UT 2 (Advertiser) & UT 3 (User). Application changes after UT1 & UT 2.

Functions are deplayed in general due to the urgent application changes after the closed beta launch.

Project Metrics:

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Project Risks:

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Technical Complexity:

Complexity Description
Jcrop + Javascript boost (Advertiser Platform) Image uploading is a vital function to the merchant partners of Sqkii. Thus, research has been done to find a suitable plugin to cater to the cropping of images - this is to provide a function where merchant partners are able to snap a picture of their product, and immediately crop the desired area. We decided to use jCrop, however there were many disabilities coupled with jCrop.


Firstly, it is the inability to execute the cropping on client side. Which means that there will be more work done on the server side, inducing more costs. To fix this problem, we employed HTML's canvas element. Drawing on a canvas element the desired cropped image. This shifted the work from the server side to the client side and will definitely save costs for Sqkii.


Secondly, the images uploaded unto the jCrop api does not cater to a web responsive layout. It ends up with a rigid image size that remains that size. This is fixed by using our technical expertise to manually reconfigure the uploaded image, along with the interwoven jCrop variables. This resulted in a extremely web responsive layout for the image upload function which coincides with our goal to produce a web responsive web app

Pseudo Random Credit Algorithm (User Platform) Our users are as important as our merchant partners, and we want to make their main function at Sqkii a fun and exciting one. Thus, we felt that the mundane revenue sharing concept might not necessarily keep our users interested to keep using Sqkii. Thus, we developed a crediting algorithm that randomises the crediting, at the same time it returns back to the users exactly the amount that they are entitled to. This provides with an exciting and unique where of crediting where no user will have the same path of crediting, while actually having the same path.

Quality of the project

Intermediate Deliverables:

Stage Specification Modules
Project Management Lab Minutes Lab Minutes
Supervisor Minutes Supervisor Minutes
Mentor Minutes Mentor Minutes
Schedule Metrics Supervisor Minutes
Schedule/Bug/Risk/Well-Being Metrics Metrics
Requirements Prototype Low-Fi Prototype
Analysis & Design Use case Supervisor Minutes
Flow Diagram Flow Diagram
System Architecture Diagram System Architecture diagram
Deployment Diagram Deployment diagram
Testing User test plan User Tests

User Testing:

User Test Date of Test Objectives Number of participants Age range
Heuristic Evaluation 19-Oct-13 It is a way to highlight usability issues in our paper prototype. We followed the Ten Usability Heuristics reading by Jakob Nielsen. Using these, evaluators will list as many usability issues as possible. It is able to help us to identify problems and decide how we can solve it. For detailed and concise description to the usability problem and solution, please see our Heuristic Evaluation findings 4 23 - 26
User Test 1 (Advertiser) 27-Jan-14 to 29-Jan-14 It is to look at the general usability of Sqkii's advertiser platform whether

1. How easy is it for new advertiser to learn how to use our web application?
2. Can we minimize the number of clicks for tasks?
3. Navigability model - Does it make sense for the flow of creating a squib?
For more information, please click here

5 23 - 60
User Test 2 (User) 10-Feb-14 to 12-Feb-14 For more information, please click here 10 17 - 24
User Test 3 (User) 20-Feb-14 to 23-Feb-14 For more information, please click here 15 20 - 27


Summary of the user test.

  • A total of 3 user tests has been conducted for both advertiser and user. This is to ensure at we meet the real need of advertiser and value add to users.
  • Enable us to build a more user-friendly application that meets the need of advertiser. It is not to convert sales, but to create more eye-balls to their promotion.
  • It is value adding to the user's live. MOre useful content was exposed to the user to create more awareness of the promotion and could potentially be their customer.
  • Unexpected event occur such in bugs during Closed Beta Launch. However, the team was able to resolve it within a reasonably fast response time, thus delayed some of the functions in Sprint 7. Please see Metric for more details.
  • We also faced one hacker that tried to inject codes into our system too! With our fast and quick response time, we manage to spot the outlier and manage to do mitigations and prevent the hacker to further hack our system.
  • User Test results were generally very positive with general comments such as "Interesting Concept!", "Nice and pleasing user interface.", "Cool application".

Team Reflections

Communication

Our team has better communication for the past 5 weeks. We have learnt how to express our thoughts, opinions and suggestion in a open manner where no idea is a stupid idea. We support each other and learnt from each other of what can be improved via our communication.

Client's expectations

We have learnt that it is not easy to manage client's expectation. They may not understand the complexity of the project of what the codes comprises. But we have learn how to manage their expectations for the past 5 weeks in order to make sure that our project is not out of track and behind schedule. We have learnt how to become change agents in order to handle incoming constant change requests from both users, advertisers and sponsor.

Knowledge sharing

Learning never stops. This project has greatly enhance each other knowledge and we all learnt from one another.

Benjamin Gan Reflection:

"Great presentation."
"Very happy with team’s work."