IS480 Team wiki: 2015T1 Team Big Hero 5 Final Wiki

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Project Progress Summary

Midterm Slides Merchant Customer
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Project Highlights


  • Took 3 days after acceptance test to make changes to our database
  • Teammates are doing IDP, so the work load is high
  • Change of the requirements: previously only need customer side to be mobile optimized, but now we work on both customer and merchant sides
  • Separate merchant and customer interface
  • Took 3 weeks to redesign UI after acceptance test
  • Completed 3 UATs thus far
  • So for 5 merchant tested our app and two of them used our app for real deals

Project Challenges:

Project Achievements

Project Management

Project Timeline

Actual timeline


Planned timeline


Project Schedule Metrics




Project Bugs Metrics



Technical Complexity


Quality of Product

Project Deliverables

Stage Specification Links
Project Management Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes
Schedule Metrics Schedule Metrics
Bug Metrics Bug Metrics
Analysis Use cases Use Case
System Architecture Architecture Diagram
Testing User test plan User testing




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Team Reflection

Individual Reflection

Xia Xueying
Project Manager & Quality Assurance Analyst

As a project manager, I learnt the importance of good time management and resource planning. through out the project, I also learnt how to manage our stakeholders effectively and to be adaptable and realistic to changes that were presented to our team. It has also help to hone my communication skills which will be helpful for future projects. It has enabled me to approach the project from a larger perspective and to truly empathize with our sponsor's problems.
Wang Yiyi
UI Developer & Business Analyst

After acceptance test, I have changed the UI design twice and apply CSS, JS skills smoothly to meet sponsor’s requirement. UI elements are familiar to me now, thus I can make major or minor adjustment to achieve user-friendly as well as aesthetic needs. I also realized the feedbacks provided by users are most precious advice for UI developers. We made a lot of improvements according to real users’ feedbacks. Besides, as the business analyst, I need to gather requirements from sponsor and users and translate them into business requirement to help all team members especially coders understand needs clearly.

Gao Yiming
Lead Developer & Technical Analyst

For back-end development, I feel like it's not only about coding but rather considering the real case and usability. It's also important to adopt suggestions from user, so that we take the chance to integrate some new technology tricks like Ajax to make our application more user-friendly. I picked up a lot of JavaScript knowledge along the way as well, and it's necessary to communicate with front-end developer to make sure all the error messages are displayed correctly.

Cao Xinge
Backend Developer & UI Developer

From the acceptance till now, as my role changed from Back-end Developer & PM Assistant to Back-end Developer and Front-end Developer, I learnt a lot about the UI design and developing. I am more familiar with CSS and JavaScript now. As I focus more on the mobile optimization, I learn more about the how to make our web application response effectively for different kinds of devices. Moreover, as we are using the bootstrap framework, I explored on how to use different elements. In addition, the feedback from the real users gave me ideas about how to make our application more user friendly.

Zhang Jiahang
Developer & PM Assistant

From the miterm till now, I have learnt how to create pdf using itext library and how to generate QR code. Moreover, I have also got familiar with Facebook and Whatsapp web services such as share to facebook and whatsapp. Besides what have been mentioned above, I have trained my skill in directing video and creating script for pitch video and final demonstration.