IS480 Team wiki: 2017T2 Mavericks Midterms Wiki
- 1 Project Progress Summary
- 2 Project Management
- 3 Quality of product
- 4 Reflection
Project Progress Summary
Midterm slides and deployed site link will be posted here by 18 February 2018.
This project has been split into 15 sprints - we are currently at iteration 11 (12 February to 25 February 2018). We have completed 96% of core functions, and 20% of our secondary functions. Throughout the 11 iterations, we have conducted 3 User Testings with actual students from Singapore Management University and student interns from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. We have also completed a major milestone of conducting our Proof of Deployment Lab Session at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, with 15 users.
An unexpected event that occurred would be underestimation of time taken to complete certain functionalities due to certain APIs unavailable, as well as the team's unfamiliarity with the technologies used. To resolve this, the team has come together to discuss and revise new project schedule, to ensure all deadlines to be met.
In addition, our team has removed a good-to-have scope: availability of Chinese language. Due to the nature of our project and Singapore's English-based education system, our team & sponsor have decided to remove this feature, and the time allocated for this feature will be used for enhancements of Admin Module II. Therefore, the team is confident of the completion of this project.
- Completion of Features
- Core functions: 96% (25 of 26 features)
- Secondary functions: 20% (1 of 5 features)
- Requirement changes
- Added new functionality for Customer Request module: Standing Instruction
- Revised process flow for Educational module
- Included new features in Admin Analytics Dashboard
- Descriptive Analysis
- Cluster Analysis
- Completed 3 User Testing sessions at Singapore Management University
- Conducted Proof of Deployment at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- 15 students from Financial Informatics course
- Achieved and exceeded midterms X-factor
Iteration Progress: 11 of 15
Features Completion: 83% (26 out of 31 features)
Confidence Level: 100%
The following diagram shows the completed functionalities. Those highlighted in red are outstanding functionalities that will be completed by Iteration 14.
Highlight changes to modules, the completion status (implemented, user testing done, client approved, deployed, etc), the confidence level (0-1 where 0 is no confident of getting it done, 1 is 100% confident in getting it done) and comments (who has been assigned to do it, new scope, removed scoped, etc). Please use a table format to summarize with links to function details.
|Function||Scope||Status||Confident Level (0-1)||Comments|
|Account Module||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Reviewed and accepted by sponsor|
|Customer Request Module||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Added new features: Standing Instruction|
Reviewed and accepted by sponsor
|Chat Module||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Reviewed and accepted by sponsor|
|AI Module||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Reviewed and accepted by sponsor|
|Security Module||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Reviewed and accepted by sponsor|
|Educational Module||Core||75% completed||1||Remaining features: Request-reply details of API|
|Admin Module I||Core||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Reviewed and accepted by sponsor|
|Admin Module II||Secondary||33.33% completed||1||Remaining features: Descriptive & Cluster Analysis|
|Advanced Search Module||Secondary||0%||1||Remaining features: Search by Keyword & Date|
|Language Module||Good-to-Have||-||-||Removed scope|
Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual):
Planned Project Schedule
Changes Made on Planned Project Schedule
Actual Project Schedule
Update the proposal assumptions and risks. Describe what you learn from the risk update and mitigation steps taken.
|Sponsor want to use Joomla instead of Drupal||High||High||Team evaluating Joomla to write an impact analysis report|
|Sponsor deployment machine approval and support||High||Medium (now it is low)||Use UPL machine|
Be sure to prioritize the risks.
Describe and list the technical complexity of your project in order of highest complexity first. For example, deploying on iPhone using Objective-C, customizing Drupal with own database, quick search for shortest flight path, database structure, etc.
- Speech-to-text Speed Optimisation
- Maintaining User-DialogFlow Conversation
- New technologies
- Deployment Configuration
Quality of product
|Analysis||System Architecture Diagram|
|Testing||User Test 1|
|User Test 2|
|User Test 3|
In an iterative approach, ready to use system should be available (deployed) for client and instructions to access the system described here (user name). If necessary, provide a deployment diagram link.
- Internal Testing is performed for every new function developed
- Team Mavericks has scheduled for 5 User Testings in total
- We have accomplished 2 User Testings as of Iteration 9
For more information regarding User Testing and view results, please click here.
This project has made us realise that positive synergy is the holy grail of team work. Despite our differences in backgrounds, capabilities and perspectives, we have built common goals - to excel and to enjoy the most from this learning process. Through open communication and respect for others, we were able to find common consensus when solving problems. Since acceptance, our team has improved on our overall performance in both project management and web application development. In addition, we managed to achieve and excel for our midterms x-factor. This is highly encouraging for our team, thus, moving forward, Team Mavericks is even more motivated to push through and ensure project success.
I have learnt the importance of my role in team and stakeholder management, as well as maintaining overall responsibility of the project. As much as communication is essential within a team, it is also important for me to recognise every member's strengths and weaknesses, so that everyone can achieve their fullest potential to accomplish a common goal.
Yi Xiang's Reflection
We should be open to change in order for us to improve. Even if we have a good idea, which we believe to be the best, we should be open to feedback and make necessary changes. The ones who decide whether if the idea is good or not are the target users. Thus, it is important to have proof of deploment and user testing to get users' feedback for improvements.
What I have learnt is that in a software project, non-functional requirements are extremely important. In fact, it might even be more difficult to fulfil a non-functional requirement, and these are often overlooked or underestimated in project plans.
Yi An's Reflection