Week 6

Week 6

Bryan Nehl - Journal Observationswk6chart

Last week it only took 5 minutes to get all materials wrapped up and posted to the web. I had originally estimated 5 minutes. This week I'm lowering the time estimate to 10 minutes.

This week, the very first night we decided what specific items for everyone to work on and set our next meeting time. This seemed a much more efficient meeting--that is once we were all connected.

As the class has progressed I'm gravitating towards the thinking that some tasks don't deserve productivity numbers and that some that are pure overhead or waste of team deserve a 0 productivity. For instance having issues with getting meeting software to work would be a 0 productivity. To the extent that it frustrates all parties involved it could potentially be a negative productivity! Tracking productivity of iterative work on a joint effort is difficult and the overhead may outweigh the benefit. For example, we had three people working on a document. We would visit the document numerous times, building up an initial outline for each of our parts. Parts were not necessarily consecutive. Thus making a journal entry productivity number time consuming to calculating. An overall document productivity number may be meaningful for estimating future similar tasks for the exact same team.

This week, video time was 111 minutes, team time 264 minutes and write paper time was 333 minutes. Again, the team and write paper times were roughly three times the video time. Using an agenda with more specific team member assignments we were able to reduce our amount of team time. We were also more familiar with the meeting and document sharing environment.

Next week we will likely continue with the more specific work assignments as that worked well.

Date

Start

End

Interrupt

Delta

Productivity

Activity

Comments

2009-07-12

23:55

00:14

0

19

 

Hw Req

Checking Homework Requirements

2009-07-13

00:15

00:27

0

12

 

Planning

Planning out time to work on assignments

 

13:44

14:08

0

24

1.0896

Video

Planning

 

20:35

21:00

0

25

0

Team

Trying to meet up virtually - initial computer GPO didn't allow skype

 

21:00

21:30

0

30

 

Team

Review work load and divided it up
Agreed to meet again Wednesday night to check progress and find out if we need to shift any work load

 

21:31

21:41

0

10

 

Write Paper

Created initial documents in workspace - who is doing what parts

 

21:42

21:51

0

9

 

Research

reviewing IEEE documents for specifics of what should be in the documents

2009-07-14

13:12

13:52

0

40

0.425

Read Text

Chapter 10

 

13:55

14:02

0

7

 

Notes

 
 

14:04

14:22

0

18

1.113

Video

WBS

 

20:19

22:02

51

52

0.6849

Video

Cost Estimation

2009-07-15

14:52

16:02

5

65

0.1846

Read Text

Dense material and a bit tired in a warm room after lunch

 

16:25

16:28

0

3

 

Notes

 
 

16:30

16:47

0

17

0.9539

Video

Organization

 

18:00

19:09

3

66

 

Write Paper

Test Plan, completed sections 10 and 11

 

19:12

19:16

0

4

 

Write Paper

SQA Plan

 

19:55

20:14

1

18

 

Write Paper

Test Plan, completed sections 12 and 13

 

20:25

20:38

0

13

 

Write Paper

Test Plan, completed section 14

 

21:01

21:01

0

1

 

Team

Skype meeting to review progress - they are not ready

 

21:02

21:11

0

9

 

Write Paper

Working on SQA Plan

 

21:11

22:02

0

51

 

Team

Skype meeting w/LC -

Status report on progress

Reviewed & revised documents

spent some time discussing the class & the MSE program in general

Agreed to next meeting date/time

2009-07-16

00:22

01:32

2

68

 

Write Paper

SQA Plan, section 15 completed. Worked on other sections.

 

20:26

20:58

0

32

 

Write Paper

SQA Plan, sections 8 and 10 completed. Just need to upload to document.

 

21:02

22:21

0

79

 

Team

Skype meeting - reviewed SQA and Test docs progress

2009-07-17

00:04

00:55

6

45

 

Write Paper

SQA Plan, completed section 5

 

01:03

02:11

0

68

 

Write Paper

SQA Plan, completed section 6, emailed team status

 

18:33

19:47

2 (phone)

78

 

Team

Skype meeting - 7 minutes for computer tonight

2009-07-19

14:00

14:52

2

50

 

Final Prep

Reviewed slides up to Conv Soft Eng Principles

 

18:30

18:50

0

20

 

Journal Chart

Putting information together

 

18:50

19:05

0

15

 

Journal Observations

 
 

19:06

19:09

 

3

 

Journal Chart

Last update after analysis

 

19:09

19:13  

4

 

Web

Estimated 10 minutes