Day 6 Checklist


Before Class

  1. Read: Sommerville Chapters 7, 22 (focus on 22.2 and 22.3) & 23 (focus on 23.3 and 23.4)
  2. Watch video lecture¬† “Day 6: Design and Project Management” which is accessible via the “Video Lectures” button and also on YouTube. Ask questions in the Q & A Discussion forum¬†
  3. Participate in the online discussion about what makes an effective software development team (PioneerWeb)
  4. [Required] ATTEND CLASS (in Microsoft Teams)
    1. Teams will be announced before class
    2. Brief all-class check in
    3. By 8:15 am, break into teams with your alumni mentor
      1. Introductions, if needed
      2. Review the information you have about your project
      3. With alumni mentor, decide upon a meeting schedule (tentative) and how best to communicate with your mentor and how frequently
      4. Strategize with alumni mentor on how best to manage starting the GitHub repo and working on the project (keep in mind that we haven’t yet talked about how to define features and requirements with your community partner … but we will cover that soon!)
      5. Develop a Team Name (it can be something fun ….)
      6. Choose the ONE person who will be the main contact for your community partner and decide when to try to meet with the community partner
      7. Teams need to create a Team Charter
    4. 9:30 am, rejoin the meeting in the General Chat

Team Assignments

Team assignments were emailed Saturday at noon …. let me know if you didn’t get yours


  • Terian: CS Anti-Racism Library
  • Alex: CLS Student Funding Sources
  • Cassie: Interactive Community-Engaged Learning Toolkig
  • Ian: Graduate Outcomes Data Analysis and Visualization

During and After Class

  1. As a team:
    1. review the project brief from your instructor
    2. decide who will be the contact person for the community partner (this needs to be stable throughout the term)
    3. create the Team Charter (due 9/9)
    4. the contact person should make contact with the community partner as soon as possible so that you can meet (virtually) by the end of the week, if that is possible
    5. with the community partner, draft the Memo of Understanding (soft deadline of 9/11)

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