IS480 Team wiki: 2016T1 GeneSIS Mid Term
- 1 Project Progress Summary
- 2 Project Management
- 3 Quality of Project
- 4 Learning Outcomes
- Current sprint: Sprint 8
- Sprint period: 22 September 2016 to 5 October 2016
- Major milestone: Midterm Presentation
- Features involved: Site Surveyor, Operations
- Highlight 1: Added Site Surveyor module and Operations Module
- Highlight 2: Implemented account-specific controls
- Highlight 3: Implemented UX changes based on feedback from UAT 2
- Highlight 4: Change in business process - all Supervisors can assign jobs to Movers
Team GeneSIS is confident in delivering the project to our sponsor.
Planned vs Actual Scope
Major Changes Made
|Sprint||Module||Action||Category||Feature||Description||Value to Client|
||This module allows Vimbox Administrator to have the flexibility to modify its Sales lead if there's new changes in services to the company.||As the company is looking to expand beyond Singapore, there will be more move options available to customers, resulting in a need to modify the current Sales Lead form. The addition of this module gives the Vimbox administrator the ease and flexibility of adjusting the required fields of the form on his own without the aid of IT.|
||This module allows Vimbox Administrator to have an overview of leads with their status of completion.||The manager can better gauge the company's schedule to identify, at any point in time, the status of all leads, so as to get better a foresight of the company's sales in the near future.|
Planned vs Actual Project Schedule
|Risk Type||Risk Event||Likelihood||Impact||Mitigation|
|Adoption Risk||Employees are unsure of how to utilize the application||High||Medium||Conduct a session to help employees familiarize with the functionalities|
|Technology Risk||Unfamiliarity with developing mail functionality||High||High||In-depth research into integrating API with web application. Notify sponsor and supervisor if there’s a need to change project scope.|
|Project Management Risk||Client requests for new functionalities to be implemented||Medium||High||Utilize change management scheme to evaluate client request|
|Project Management||Meeting Minutes||Internal, Supervisor & Sponsor Meeting Minutes|
|Project Schedule||Project Schedule|
|Risk Management||Risk Management|
|Requirements||Project Scope||Project Scope|
|User Stories||User Stories|
|Analysis||Project Description||Project Description|
|Market Research||Market Research|
|Architectural Design||Architectural Design|
|Design||Prototypes||Mid & High Fidelity Prototypes|
|Testing||User Test Plan & Results||User Test Plan & Results|
Deployment site: http://vmis-vimgen.rhcloud.com/
User Testing 1
User Testing 2
Venue: Vimbox Office @ Tradehub 21
Date: 21 Sep 2016, Wednesday
Duration: ~45 minutes
Number of Participant(s): 5
User Test: [ Instuction here]
User Test Results: Click here to view
Post User Testing 2 Improvements
Change #1 - UI Improvements for Site Survey Module on iPad
Change #2 - Business process for managing move jobs
Only specified moving supervisors were allowed to allocate movers to move jobs
Remove restriction on allocation of move job. All Moving Supervisors are able to access the available move jobs to assign Movers.
Change #3 - UX Issue for selecting DOM
When selecting ‘Date of Move’ under 'Create New Lead' function, user is unaware there is a need to click on the ‘+’ sign for address to be selected.
Our rationale for this is to cater to multiple-destination move. Hence, we will not be removing the '+'. Instead, we will include a reminder so that users will not forget.
The team has experienced what it’s like being involved in a full project life cycle. We picked up hard skills such as project management and web application development. Not forgetting soft skills such as internal communication within the team and communicating with external parties such as our supervisor and sponsor. We have also witnessed our solution value-add to the company’s business process, making the project a fulfilling one.
Product Owner's Testimonial
"The team has been keeping me updated very regularly on the progress on product development. The team is very strong in the technical aspects of the product and they are more than willing to find alternate ways to improve the overall user experience of the product. THey are very receptive of the feedbacks and are always trying to find ways to improve the overall product and the whole experience of the product design." - Hakim Zaini
No matter what you plan, unexpected thing will happen. This is undeniable. Always be ready when it comes to any changes.
I have learnt the importance of scrum methodology as it helps us to manage and responds to change efficiently.
Although my role is a backend developer, I have realised that there have been too many occasions where frontend development have a significant impact on the backend. Therefore this allows me to pick up frontend development to fully understand the function scope so as to produce more comprehensive pieces of codes.
Every user has different intuition. User testing with a variety of users is important in understanding your target audience.