Assignment No. 1: Organizing. Part I. 1/4 of the grade
In this course, you will both study and actually use
collaboration technologies. I want you to select and get accustomed to modes of distributed communication in the course. This is part of the learning process, and you will be asked to analyze and report on these techniques by the end of the course. In this assignment and for future ones, experiment with, use, and keep notes on the most appropriate communication technologies that you can identify. Module 2 discusses criteria for selecting such systems, and discussed options. Read ahead through the relevant sections, as well as Carmel/Tjia pp.164-170 to get an idea of some options.
Describe and explain the tools you are most likely to use as well as ones that are or were in contention.
Deliverable: A team report of at most 2 pages.
Team reports on the following:
(a) A high-level requirements document for the entire project. These should be prioritized via triage into (1) Must do (keep this list modest!), (3) Entirely optional, and (2) Neither of the above.
(b) Detailed requirements for the functionality that you will implement within the duration of the first week (you are not required to actually implement yet).
In this course you will both study and actually apply people management techniques for geographically distributed environments. I want you to select and get accustomed to modes of management this semester. This is part of the learning process, and you will be asked to analyze and report on these techniques by the end of the course. Module 3 discusses various options. Read ahead through the relevant sections to get an idea of some of the issues involved. Include a perusal of Google code (http://code.google.com/) and Google groups (http://groups.google.com/).
Deliverable: Your individual report, up to a page in length, describing how you and the team have started this process.