Team 1 - Kent State University

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KSU CENTER FOR INFORMATION
SYSTEMS MEETING DECEMBER 5, 2014
Software Integration Project Presentation
Presented By: Troy, Mary, Chris, Telli, and Kate
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWsxNMVScjw
AGENDA
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Who We Are
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion Project
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Technology Used
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Companion Demo
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Lessons Learned
WHO WE ARE
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Team 1
• The Companion
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Programmers
• Marykay Malensek
• Troy Dill
• Chris Barker
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Project Managers
• Kate Nigro
• Telly Galatoulas
Mary
Kate
Troy
Telli
Chris
WHO WE ARE
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Computer Information Systems Students at Kent State
University
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Strong communication and analysis skills
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Strong programming skills
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Real life experience in IT
AGENDA
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Who We Are
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion Project
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Technology Used
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Companion Demo
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Lessons Learned
WHAT IS THE COMPANION?
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Intuitive tool that helps students retain information from prerequisite
courses.
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View Tips & Tricks uploaded by professors
Upload their own course notes
General course description and course requirements
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Project Sponsor: Dean Elizabeth Sinclair
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Project initiated in 2013
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Attempted by two Software Integration teams in the past
AGENDA
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Who We Are
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion Project
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Technology Used
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Companion Demo
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Lessons Learned
WHY WE CHOSE THE COMPANION
PROJECT
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Interesting
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Puzzling
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Challenging
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Confident
AGENDA
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Who We Are
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion Project
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Technology Used
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Companion Demo
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Lessons Learned
TECHNOLOGY USED
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HTML - User interface and web layout
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PHP – Logic and validation
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JavaScript - Only where PHP was not efficient or
practical
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BootStrap – Automatic navigation changes and
resizing on multiple devices
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GoogleMail - Free SMTP email messages
AGENDA
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Who We Are
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion Project
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Technology Used
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Companion Demo
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Lessons Learned
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How this Project Changed Us
LIVE DEMO
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http://orion.kent.edu:82/thecompanion/
AGENDA
• Who We Are
• What is The Companion
• Why We Chose The Companion Project
• Technology Used
• Companion Demo
• Lessons Learned
LESSONS LEARNED
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Communication
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Technical Skills & Experience
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Standards & Procedures
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Quality Control
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Detailed User Requirements
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Simplicity
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Time Management
COMMUNICATION
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Define requirements
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Be specific and detailed
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Who’s working on what
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Always On Call
STANDARDS & PROCEDURES
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Coding standards are important with multiple coders
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Establish procedures for deployment
DETAILED USER REQUIREMENTS
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Constant change = constant rework
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Constant change = scope creep
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Constant change = poor time estimates
TIME MANAGEMENT
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Different schedules and priorities amongst team
members
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Estimating is a valuable skill and takes experience
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
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Different people = different skills
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Understand your skills and the skills of your teammates
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Utilize the skills efficiently
QUALITY CONTROL
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Don’t wait until the last minute
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Make a detailed test plan
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Poor quality = user abandonment & frustration
SIMPLICITY
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Keep it simple
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Streamline, not too many bells and whistles
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Anyone can use
OVERVIEW
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What is The Companion
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Why We Chose The Companion
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Lessons Learned
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How this Project Changed Us
THANK YOU!
Questions?
Try it yourself!
http://orion.kent.edu:82/thecompanion/
Username: [email protected]
Password: Password123

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