Group 4 Project Presentation Dogan, Jin di, Pan Xiaoyue, Yang li and Pradeep Outline • • • • • • • Introduction Project Details Meetings Project goals What’s good and not good Time Management Conclusion Introduction • Information About The Group • Project Idea Project Overview • A social web site for foreign people in Uppsala Homepage space offered by the university (http://home.student.uu.se/xxya5511/) Drake CMS tool is used to generate the web site. PHP 5.0 Gladius Flat Database Risks • • • • Communication and Culture Different Backgrounds Support for the Tools Unforseen Uploading the web site Problems Faced • Communication Problem Chinese English, Indian English and Turkish English • Background and skill difference among group members • Unstable version of the tool Open Source and Free Lessons Learned • Being PM is not easy Hard to assign equal amount of work Group members demands every detail to be precise • Democracy is a good thing but Too much democracy means chaos, PM needs to be fascist. Lessons Learned (Cont.) • Never make important decisions before detailed analysis of your resources. • Fix as many things as possible at the beginning. • Regular project management techniques may not fit. Lessons Learned (Cont 2) • Using open source and free tools • # of Members (5) = x+y. (x) people always work more than (y) people. • Hard to synchronize between five people. If we had started it today • Decide the topic and tools to use earlier and be more decisive in the beginning • Use the stable version of the tool and test the tool more before using it • Start writing the report sooner Our meetings • Make major decisions and assign tasks on the meetings • Everyone signs on the agenda • Share agenda and other documents on google document and yahoo group. Goals of our project • Build a website • Learn about project management • Learn from each other. Build a website • Start the project by discussing the topic and tools to use for the project. • Aim is to create a web site about social life for foreigners in Uppsala • Switch original ideas to Drake CMS (Content Management System) to meet our needs Learn about project management • “Series of actions to achieve a result” • Project organization Dogan Project manager Yang li Programmer Jin Di Communicati on manager Programmer • Concepts about project PanXiaoyue Wri ter Programmer Pradeep Programmer Learn from each other • Learn from other members with different backgrounds from different countries. • Learn from others who master different skills and the way of thinking. • Experience working in a multi-culture environment. What was good • Different culture, different background • Give suggestion actively despite of the language barrier • Support the decision PM finally made • Communicate through email and share document through Google doc what did not work well • Language barrier is the biggest problem • Google doc help manage document, sometimes not work well • Different background has different view • Distribution – time diagram Time management • Time diagram – all members 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 39 31 30 25 15 A B C D E time Time management • Working schedule of a member time 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 7 6 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 Thank you Any questions?