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 runs from December 8, 2014 to January 30, 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 Placement Questionnaire A questionnaire for incoming first-year students that captures advising and seminar selection, majors/programs/areas of interest, etc.  Academic Advising Analysis and Design
Advising Group Assignments  Assign incoming students to advising groups and classes.  Academic Advising Analysis and Design 
Department Chairs Page A page for Department Chairs and Administrative Assistants to view information about students with majors/minors in their department.  Academic Dean Development
Admission Support Support for the PeopleSoft implementation for Admission.  Admission Support
Accept/Decline Functionality Add the accept/decline functionality to the custom Admission Application Status page.  Admission Development
Interface to Simple K Develop interface between PeopleSoft and Simple K. Simple K is a software system that will help Security Services issue and track keys for faculty, staff, and students.  Business Services Development
PeopleTools 8.53  Upgrade to PeopleTools 8.53 for Campus Solutions.  Campus Testing
Person Information v1.2 Display residential addresses in Person Information. Deploy to additional staff members. Campus Development
Affiliations v1.1 Enhancements to the affiliation process.  Campus Development
Enhance the WSEARNINGS Table Add business unit to the WSEARNINGS and get BUSINESS_UNIT from job record.  Career and Employment Services Development
Orientation Self-service Application Provide tool for incoming students to apply for Orientation activities.   Dean of Students Analysis and Design
Student Alert Group Tool Ability for faculty and staff to submit an alert for any student for a variety of concerns, with automatic notification to Student alert Group members and students’ advisor(s) upon submission of alerts.  Dean of Students Testing
Procurement Tools Update the purchase order inquiry screen to include important information and to fix errors that have been present since initial release.  Finances Development
Interface to Millennium Develop interface from PeopleSoft to Millennium.  OUR Development
Fix Enrollment Verification Report  Remove Social Security Number from delivered report.  Registrar Development
Incoming Student Housing Application Implement delivered housing application for incoming students.  Residence Life Analysis and Configuration
Financial Aid 2015-2016 Support Support for Financial Aid process for 2015-16.  Student Financials Development
Meal Point Balance and Purchases Display meal point balances to students and allow them to purchase additional points during specified times of the year  Student Financials Development
Terms and Conditions Requires students to accept terms and conditions before registration can occur.  Student Financials Development

Sprint Breakdown

  TS Responsibility Client Responsibility Current Sprint
Week 1 Development Respond to developer questions
Develop test plan
December 8 - 12, 2014
Week 2 Development Respond to developer questions
Review test plan, set up test data
December 15 - 23, 2014*
Week 3 Development
Review client's test plan
Respond to developer questions
Finalize test plan, test data
January 5 - 9, 2015
Week 4 Provide testing support
Fix identified bugs 
End-to-end testing - Round 1
Document bugs in issue tracker
January 12 - 16, 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.
January 19 - 23, 2015
Week 6 Deploy to Production - TUE
Refresh Development - THUR
Refresh Test - FRI
Prepare for deployment
Review in Production
Communicate to users
January 26 - 30, 2015 

*Extends over more than one week due to campus holiday.

 Complete Sprint Schedule

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