Press Release 4

IRB:
As a result of deciding on not needing to test any individuals, we do not need to apply to the IRB.

IAB Mentor:
This week there wasn’t a need to talk to our mentor, Professor Glotzbach. We have set up the database correctly and out final presentation details have been worked out. We are concentrating on finishing our product.

Final Presentation:
Our presentation is now scheduled for Tuesday November 26th at 10 am.

High School Outreach:
Jordan is still planning on reaching out to his old high school when he is given the chance to.

Paper:
Our paper now has 40% completed and has been submitted to Burton via email. We are currently working on more pages as well.

Cost of Living:
We are each configuring our cost of living for the Lafayette area. We are factoring in Rent, bills, food, gas, car payments, insurance, etc. To live in the Lafayette area, we are estimating that the living expenses would total to be about $1000 per month. Which, if calculated on a weekly basis, is about $230 a week that needs to be payed.

Method:
We are still planning on using a functionality testing method to test our site. We are awaiting stat consulting to determine how to analyze this data once we collect it.

Stat:
For our meeting with a statistician, we have the form filled out and are waiting for a response for when we can schedule a meeting.

20th Anniversary Poster:
Our poster is complete; it was at the presentation and can also be viewed here. Our team was there for the entirety of Wednesday’s presentation.
Poster

Electronic Portfolio:
We are each making an online portfolio. Currently we have three:
Please note that anyone in CGT 411/450 is to send us their portfolio so that they can be compiled for the CGT 411 site. Send links to easyteam411@gmail.com. Our team volunteered to compile the entire class’ portfolios into one document.

Presentation Outline:
Here is a link to our .1 of our presentation outline.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wj8uhjjnl3pxfl/Ez%20Presentation%20Outline.txt

Other:
As stated above, EasyTeam is in the process of gathering all of the portfolio websites for the class to be compiled and given to Professor Burton. Please send all links via email to easyteam411@gmail.com

This week the backend was completed and the documentation almost finalized. You can find the documentation here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uk8qrb439zk9x4e/EasyTeam%20GMS%20API%20Documentation.pdf

We are shifting our focus to making the front end web application, and hope to be done in the next week so we can begin testing.

Website:
This is the last time anything will be posted on the old website, from now on all press releases will be posted on easyteam411.com

Press Release 3

IRB:
As a result of deciding on not needing to test any human subjects, we do not need to apply to the IRB.

IAB Mentor:
Tyler met this week with Professor Glotzbach to discuss issues with our database and schedule our presentation.

Final Presentation:
Our presentation is now scheduled for Tuesday November 26th at 10 am.

High School Outreach:
Jordan is planning on reaching out to his old high school to present to one the classes there.

Paper:
Our paper is now approximately 40% completed. We have the following sections added: Abstract, Introduction, Methodology (still in progress), Research Question, Hypothesis, Problem Statement, and put them in the correct format.

It has also been emailed to Professor Burton so he can further evaluate our progress.

Cost of Living:
We are each configuring our cost of living for the Lafayette area. We are factoring in Rent, bills, food, gas, car payments, insurance, etc.

We are estimating that each of us individually will require $1000/month for cost of living, and this amount will be deducted from our cogent accounts when we each submit a negative cogent activity.

Method:
We are still planning on using a functionality testing method to test our site.

Stat:
Like the IRB, we are no longer in need of meeting with a statistician because we are doing functional testing, which involves rating things as a pass or a failure and nothing more.

Website:
From now on all of our updates will be posted on easyteam411.com

It has various aesthetic improvements and better usability than the former site.

Product

We are still working on getting everything put together for the product. We have divided the work between us. Jordan and Tami are working on the HTML pages that need to work for the front-end. Travis and Tyler are working on the backend MySQL and PHP functions.

We are aiming to be completed with the product and ready for testing by next Friday.

20th Anniversary Poster:
Our poster is complete; it will be at the presentation and can also be viewed here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjkoqvsiuqpaoqm/fINAL-ezt_symposium_poster.pdf

It has been printed and is ready to be hung up for the symposium.

Electronic Portfolio:
We are each making an online portfolio. Currently we have three: Jacob Kleiman Tami Dizon Travis Rother
Please not that anyone in CGT 411/450 is to send us their portfolio so that they can be compiled for the CGT 411 site. Email links to easyteam411@gmail.com

Our group is in charge of compiling the master list of the entire class’s portfolio. We have set up a submission form where students can go to submit a link to their portfolio site:

http://tinylink.net/55554

101 Recap:

Jordan, Tami, and Travis were present for the 101 presentation on Monday. We went over the main points of our project.

Press Release 2

IRB OTC:

We have determined that our product requires functional testing. We will test our software to make sure it performs all the required functions. There will be no human subjects required to perform these tests, so therefore we do not need to have IRB approval.

Professional Mentor

We are working with Professor Glotzbach to ensure that our web server space is ready to use. We may have some questions for him this week regarding the MySQL server, and Tyler is making plans to go in to discuss this during his office hours on Tuesday.

Final Presentation schedule

We have tentatively planned for us to present on Tuesday, November 26th at 10 am. Our reasoning for this is that it is during P. Glotzbach’s normal office hours so he should be available that day. Also, we would like to have that weekend before to prepare.

HS Outreach

Jordan has planned to visit his high school to talk to one of the classes about our project. We are also potentially planning on visiting Rose-Hulman to talk to the creators of the CATME project, which may help us gain valuable insight on our own product.

Paper 0.1

Our abstract has been written. We followed the guidelines given to us in class and also used some of the previous research papers for reference.

Payroll Reconcile

All of our employee contracts are for $60k/year. As of week 10, each of our group members has earned $11538. This includes the past weeks before the go/no-go as “back pay”.

Method

Our research method is going to be a functionality test. We will test all aspects of our software for errors, and the criteria will be a simple pass or fail.

STAT

We filled out a stat consulting form, but after talking with Professor Burton, we concluded that getting a consultation was not necessary for our research. We are doing software testing that does not need human subjects or statistical analyses.

Product

As of week 10, we can safely say we are out of the planning phase and on to the coding phase. This week, Travis drafted two very important documents pertaining to the backend portion of the project: The MySQL ERD (Enitity Relationship Diagram) and the API Documentation. Together, these documents create a clear blueprint for the entire backend.

ERD:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/eo71a2m025u5qcd/ERD1.pdf

API Docs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uk8qrb439zk9x4e/EasyTeam%20GMS%20API%20Documentation.pdf

With these documents created, we are now going to divide and conquer to bang this thing out.

20th Anniversary Poster

We are in the process of making designs for this poster. We will use elements of our go-no go poster, along with new and more informative pieces of information.

Logo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fwh26cqrpefoixi/LOGO.pdf

Image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzgelod2vb2m20n/expendables-easyteam%20v2.png

Potential Color Scheme: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajo2qgle0rc7ith/potential%20color%20scheme.png

CGT 101

Travis and possibly other group members will give a brief presentation to the CGT 101 class. We plan on showing our current progress and the documents we have created to this point during this presentation.

Communication with sponsor

We have been discussing the needs of this project with Professor Burton. Although he is not our sponsor, the product is to be used in his class and his input on the project is of utmost importance.

Press Release 1

IRB OTC:

We are currently in the process of applying to the IRB and will have the application finished and sent out later this weekend.

Professional Mentor:

Our professional mentor is also our sponsor, Professor Ron Glotzbach.

Go/No Go:

After our Go/ No Go, we have now changed our plan of attack for testing and have narrowed in our focus for what all we are going to accomplish with our site. EasyTeam is currently tied for second place for stock prices. The current rate is 19.00.

HS Outreach:

We are currently deciding on which high school we are going to reach out to and inform/possible test our project at.

Research Question:

After meeting with Professor Hartman today in class, our research question has now been updated. “How much does the implementation of a group management system in CGT 411 increase the efficiency of group formation?”

Method:

After our Go/No Go, it was decided that we will use a Functional testing method. We are going to create surveys to give to students to answer while they navigate through our site and attempt to form groups and decide on what “project” they would like to apply to.

Product:

productBackend

As you can see here, Tyler has started the initial work setting up the MySQL database. Here is a PHPmyadmin screenshot of the tables we have created. Also, to further view our plan for the site, view this pdf:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxdq7nib5b0khde/visio_go-nogo.pdf

20th Anniversary Poster:

After this weekend, our poster for the symposium will be completed and ready to send in for displaying.

Sponsor Communication:

Glotzbach has given us the sever space and database access that we need to create the project site.

9-30 Recap

What we were able to get done:

  • Printed the employee contracts, handbook, and NDAs (We determined that it would be smart to review these with P. Burton on Wednesday before we sign them)
  • Printed the official Go/no-go poster. It is now hanging in the CGT hallway.
  • We now have 11+ lit review sources. On Wednesday we will be shifting our focus completely to Go/no-go presentation prep.

Notes-

A large chunk of time was allocated towards working out the last of the details on employee contracts and printing everything off. Jacob took the lead on this. All of the computers in the library were being used so it became a hassle to get things printed.

Tracking down our newly printed poster proved to be a bit difficult. We tried to get it before class, but we couldn’t locate it. It eventually found its way to the group, however..

Jordan and I (Travis) created a spreadsheet to help us calculate how much cogent to ask for in the client contract.

Tyler was working on further polishing the lit review document, and also doing some research into past go/no-go presentations.

Tami did some research into site layout ideas so that we can start working on some preliminary mockups for the go/no-go.

Our Go/No-Go Presentation will be at 9:30 am on Friday, October 11th in KNOY 352