Course Status

  • Team Lead Finalists chosen

    • Finalists are:

      • Brian Breniser
      • Dan Conradt
      • Eric Turley
      • Jonathan Castle
      • Katy Brimm
      • Max Marchuk
      • Paul Thompson
      • Raven Swartz
      • Ricardo Valencia
      • Sami Sahli
    • After class:

      • 10m interview process
      • training scheduling
  • Seven Teams; about 14 Sponsors

    • Wide variety of domains and technologies
  • Next week, week after: Sponsor Presentations

    • Every Student must attend both meetings
    • Students will rank all Sponsors, turn in
    • Team formation: End of Week 4

How The Project Will Go

  • Team organization

    • Initial roles
    • Meeting structure etc
    • Comms
  • Requirements gathering

    • Sponsor meeting and structuring
    • What to get in writing
    • Following up
    • The requirements specification + deliverables
    • Req spec signoff
  • Infrastructure inventory and setup

    • Equipment
    • Hosting
    • Dev tools:
      • Repo
      • Build tools
      • Issue management
      • Planning / scheduling PMs
    • Backups
  • Project planning and scheduling

    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Gantt and CPM charts: resource allocation
    • Milestones and deadlines
    • Slack
    • Remediations for failing projects
      • Requirements adjustment
      • Redesign
      • Additional resources
  • Deliverables

    • Work Phase Documents

      • Req Spec
      • Project Plan
      • Design Document
      • V&V Plan + Results
    • Other

      • Risk Management Plan
      • Repository + logs
      • Issue Tracker + logs
      • Meeting logs
      • Delivered Product

Things To Keep In Mind

  • You will have a bad time if:

    • You annoy your team
    • You annoy your sponsor
    • You let things get in the way
  • Egoless, pleasant people do best here

    • Own your failures, share your successes
    • Do what needs to be done
  • If you can't be professional all the time, you will be instantly booted: Zero-tolerance policy for (verbal or physical) violence, harrassment, rude or abusive behavior, temper tantrums, refusal of eminently reasonable requests to help the project

  • Have fun :-)