Week 5

Week 5

Bryan Nehl - Journal Observationswk5chart

Last week I estimated 20 for posting the results to the web. The actual value was 14 minutes. I took less time because I had established the method for creating the online journal document.

This week it is interesting to note that the video time was 92 minutes, time spent working on the SRS was 315 minutes and

team time was 298 minutes. SRS and team time were both approximately 3 times classroom time. I am fairly certain that the team time can be reduced.

I invested 11% of this weeks time in the development of an executable prototype for the SRS. I feel that this was a worthwhile investment of time. If you look at the overall time invested in the creation of the SRS and consider the relatively smaller amount of time invested in a low-fidelity prototype I believe you will find it has a good return on investment. In my experience, users will gravitate towards something they can interact with as opposed to something they must conceptualize.

This is the first week where I annotated an item with productivity = 0. I was resolving a technology problem which meant no progress was being made in coursework. This would be an example of an overhead process.

This week is also the first instance of time overlap in my journal. I had tasks running on one computer while working on another computer.

Journal Chart time and Journal Observations time are really intertwined with each other. As the chart is being built you notice things that you want to include in the observations. I found it beneficial early on to separate these two items. Now with a bit of process maturation, I'm wondering if they should be brought back together.

This week I was better about working on the class materials every day.

Thinking about the coming week. I think as a team we will need to be more precise about breaking up the project work load and time boxing the work. While meetings were productive, with out an established agenda they seemed an expensive use of time.

I should have recorded the number of screens completed in each session working on the prototype. For the future, I need to consider metrics for when doing things like writing a paper or creating a prototype. Could have potentially documented time to create MDI parent and the time needed for each of the forms along with the number of controls on them and their complexity.

Date

Start

End

Interrupt

Delta

Productivity

Activity

Comments

2009-07-06

14:18

14:44

0

26

0.2692

Read Text

Ch 7

 

14:45

15:13

0

28

1.0006

Video

Software Architecture

Note: I play video back around at x1.19-1.25 speed

 

19:55

21:22

0

87

1

Team

Online meeting w/Luis, no Mustafa

Set up officelive workspace

Research Skype

 

22:59

23:54

0

55

1

Tech

Checking out Skype

installed office live add-in for Office

Installed Skype

Added Luis, sent invite to Mustafa

2009-07-07

21:37

22:37

0

60

1

Research/Tech

Checking out skype

Talked w/Luis -- me to work on Section 1 and 2

Next meeting at 21:00 Wednesday

Using Vision 2007 for diagrams

Getting & installing 60day trial version of Visio

 

23:05

23:15

0

10

1

Read Paper

Surveying material

 

23:28

23:50

0

22

0.3636

Read Text

Chapter 8

2009-07-08

20:12

20:55

0

43

0

Tech

Resolving problems w/network connectivity

 

20:56

21:15

0

19

1

Tech

Installing office live integration on tablet

Downloading and installing Visio 2007

 

21:05

22:23

1

77

1

Team

Online Skype meeting

Reviewing use case diagrams w/team

2009-07-09

00:17

01:10

2

51

 

Write Paper

Putting in some rough items from meeting

 

01:11

01:24

0

13

1.6321

Video

Process Workflows - VLC playback @ 1.68x

 

13:29

14:05

0

36

 

Read Text

Chapter 9

 

14:06

14:40

4

30

1.1189

Video

Milestones WMP does better job of fast playback

 

19:38

20:04

0

26

 

Write Paper

Going through Case Study and Questions to work on paper

 

20:22

22:18

3

113

 

Write Paper

Working through sections 1 & 2, reviewing case study and submitted questions

 

21:30

22:18

2

46

 

Team

Skype meeting w/Luis, worked on SRS
I need to finish sections 1 & 2.

 

23:29

23:47

0

18

 

Write Paper

Reviewing updates L made, adding some more content

2009-07-10

21:20

21:21

0

1

 

Team

Brief online meeting

 

21:43

22:40

0

57

 

Team

Review progress, created rough DB diagram, discuss SRS, determine work to be done.

2009-07-11

00:45

02:06

0

81

 

Prototype

Create low-fidelity prototype

 

16:24

18:20

5

111

 

Write Paper

Working on the paper

 

21:19

22:15

0

56

 

Prototype

Roughed in a couple more forms

 

23:06

00:58

5

107

 

Write Paper

Working on the paper

2009-07-12

11:26

11:51

0

25

 

Team

Chat w/LC re SRS

 

16:20

16:41

0

21

1.1849

Video

SQA

 

17:51

18:22

1

30

0.7

Read Paper

Standard for SQA Plans

 

18:23

18:34

4

7

0.8571

Read Paper

Guide for SQA Planning (first 6 pages)

 

20:45

20:50

0

5

1

Team

Email team eval

 

22:00

22:11

0

11

1

Journal Observations

 
 

22:12

22:32

0

20

1

Journal Chart

 
 

22:33

22:35

0

2

1

Journal Observations

 
 

22:35

22:56

0

21

2.4762

Read Paper

Guide for SQA Planning

 

22:57

23:01

0

4

1

Journal Chart

 
 

23:02

23:15

6

7

1

Journal Observations

Interruption b/c of computer OS failure

 

23:29

23:34

0

5

1

Web

Estimated 15 minutes