Group 4 Project Presentation

Report
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?

similar documents