Sprint Schedule

What is a Sprint?

In Scrum, an agile methodology of software development, a sprint is a set period of time during which specific work takes place. Tasks and goals for the sprint are identified in a planning meeting that precedes the sprint. At the end of the sprint, the team meets to review the success of the sprint and identify lessons for the next sprint. See the Sprint Breakdown for the general timeline of the work expected from both Technology Services and campus offices and individuals (i.e., "Clients") involved in each sprint.

Current Sprint Details

The current sprint (Sprint 11) runs from March 16 to April 24, 2015. See the Complete Sprint Schedule for links to past sprint details and the sprint calendar through November 2015. 

Project Name Brief Description Owner Status
Advising Group Assignment Page Page for assigning incoming students to advising groups. Academic Advising Development
Launch Advising Placement Questionnaire Configure the system to enable the Advising Placement Questionnaire for incoming students.  Academic Advising Development
Launch Math Placement Test Configure the system to enable the Math Placement Test for incoming students. Academic Advising Development
Enroll in Advising Section and First-Year Seminar; Create Advisor Assign incoming students to an advisor, advising course, and first-year seminar. Academic Advising Analysis and Technical Design
Probation Probability Index Calculate probation probability index and convert data from Cascade.  Academic Advising Development
Chemistry Course Predictor Calculate chemistry course predictor and convert data from Cascade.  Academic Advising Development
View My Advising Group Create a view of advising information for incoming students. Academic Advising Development
Change of Major/Minor and Advisor Form Create an online form to replace the current paper document. Academic Advising Development
Survey Administration – Phase 2 Build the infrastructure for launching surveys, including integration with Qualtrics and creating to do items for incoming students. Advising and Orientation Development
Survey Administration –
Phase 3
Load survey answers into PeopleSoft.  Advising and Orientation Technical Design
Welcome Page in myPugetSound 1.1 Add content to the Welcome tab as incoming student features are implemented. Admission Development
Summer Conference Card Creation and Access Send information to Basis about summer conference cards. Business Services Development
Update Housing Access Dates in Basis Update residential room door access to utilize move-in/out information in the housing system. Business Services Development
Human Resources 9.2 Upgrade Upgrade HR pillar from 9.1 to 9.2 and from PeopleTools 8.52 to 8.54 to take advantage of features available in the most current versions. Human Resources  Development and Testing
Mailbox Assignment/
De-assignment and         Self Service
Create the mailbox management system in PeopleSoft. Mail Services Analysis
Launch Orientation Sign-up Configure the system to enable Orientation preferences/sign-up for incoming students. Orientation Development 
Orientation Administration Build the tables and pages for administrators to view and manage Orientation student information. Orientation Development
Orientation Auto Scheduling Schedule students for Orientation activities based on preferences and other attributes. Orientation Technical Design
View My Orientation Schedule Create student view of Orientation schedule. Orientation Analysis
Incoming Student Housing Application Configure the delivered housing application for incoming students. Residence Life Testing
Launch Housing Application Configure the system to enable the housing application for incoming students. Residence Life Development
Housing Auto Assignment Assign incoming students to housing based on housing application results and other attributes. Residence Life Analysis
Financial Aid 2015-16 Support for Financial Aid process for 2015-16. Student Financials Development
Terms and Conditions Requires students to accept terms and conditions before registration can occur.  Student Financials Testing

Sprint Breakdown

  TS Responsibility Client Responsibility Current Sprint
Week 1 Development Respond to developer questions
Develop test plan
March 16 - 20, 2015
Week 2 Development Respond to developer questions
Review test plan, set up test data
March 23 - 27, 2015
Week 3 Development
Review client's test plan
Respond to developer questions
Finalize test plan, test data
March 30 - April 3, 2015
Week 4 Provide testing support
Fix identified bugs 
End-to-end testing - Round 1
Document bugs in issue tracker
April 6 - 10, 2015
Week 5 Provide testing support
Fix identified bugs 
Prepare for deployment
End-to-end testing - Round 2
Proof of Testing due - WED 5 p.m.
Sign-off due - FRI 5 p.m.
April 13 - 17, 2015
Week 6 Deploy to Production - TUE
Refresh Development - THUR
Refresh Test - FRI
Prepare for deployment
Review in Production
Communicate to users
April 20 - 24, 2015 

 Complete Sprint Schedule

For more information, please contact MK Smith at mksmith@pugetsound.edu.