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 25) runs from December 5, 2016 - January 28, 2017. See the Complete Sprint Schedule for links to past sprint details and the sprint calendar through December 2016. 

Project Name Brief Description Owner Status
SAG Digest SAG Digest Revisions Academic Advising Development
SAG Inactive Notes SAG notes to be inactive when SAG alerts are inactive at the end of the term. Academic
Automate Interface
from PeopleSoft to
Automate interface between
PeopleSoft & Accommodate
UP_CA_ORG_ID App Engine: Add Logic Adding Logic to App Engine to assist with loading school reports Admissions Development
Person Info: Add FERPAFlag Add indicator to Person Info if student has a FERPA restriction Business
Kaba Enrollment to PS Communication Automation of time clock users being added and removed from the system Human Resources Analysis
CES – Automate I-9
Messaging Process
Automate messages when student has
active job but no I-9 in system
Self Service: ACA Electronic Delivery & Add to Portal Enable employees to obtain the ACA form electronically Human Resources Development
NSSE Survey Administer NSSE survey links in portal. [National Survey of Student Engagement] Institutional
IR - IPEDS - Ethnicity Change view on flags to UP_ADM_ETH Institutional Research Testing
Activity Guide: Housing Contract Add Housing contract activity and adjust service indicator. Student Affairs Development
FA - Budget Configuration Update Update configurations that control the nightly creation of student budgets Student Financial Services Configuration
FA – New Aid Year Setup Financial Aid New Aid Year set up for 2017 - 2018 Student

Cascade Projects

Project Name Brief Description Owner Status
Faculty Database and
Move Faculty database out of Cascade Academic Dean Development
Community Music Move Community Music system out of
Academic Dean Analysis
Move study abroad system out of
Academic Dean Testing
25 Live Event Management & Scheduling
Campus Core Analysis
NCOA Processing Move National Change of Address off
Campus Core Development
Account Management Moving Account Management from
Cascade to PeopleSoft: Finalize Core
Infrastructure and begin engine
Faculty Staff Directory Turning off Faculty/Staff directory in Cascade Human Resources Development

Infrastructure Projects

Project Name Brief Description Owner Status
Manage Engine
Monitoring System
Implement Manage Engine monitoring
Technology Services Planning & Development
Virtualization of
Prepare for virtualization and
replication of databases for disaster recovery
Planning &
Windows Process Scheduler Upgrade Upgrade process scheduler in other pillars to latest version of Windows Server Technology Services Development
Fluid Implementation
in Portal
Training and planning for future
implementation of the new PeopleSoft
interface Fluid.
Planning & Design
1099 Update PS Financials 1099 Reporting IRS Changes for the Year 2016. PRD Install: Jan 3rd Finance Development
HR Tax Updates Install regulatory tax updates. PRD Install: Jan 5th Human Resources Development
Campus PeopleTools Upgrade [8.54 to 8.55] Upgrade PeopleTools in Campus from 8.54 to 8.55. PRD Install: Jan 28th Campus Core Development

Sprint Breakdown


TS Responsibility Client Responsibility Current Sprint
Week 1 Development Respond to developer questions
Develop test plan
December 5 - 9
Week 2 Development

Respond to developer questions
Review test plan, set up test data

Finalize test plan, test data

Test Plans Due

December 12 - 16
Week 3 Development
Review client's test plan
Respond to developer questions December 19 - 23
Week 4 Provide testing support
Fix identified bugs
End-to-end testing - Round 1
Document bugs in issue tracker
January 2 - 6
Week 5 Provide testing support
Fix identified bugs
End-to-end testing - Round 1
Document bugs in issue tracker
January 9 - 13
Week 6 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 16 - 20
Week 7 Deploy to Production- TUE
Refresh Development- THUR
Refresh Test- FRI
Prepare for deployment
Review in production
Communicate to users

January 23 - 28


Complete Sprint Schedule

  • Sprint 25: December 5, 2016 - January 27, 2017
  • Sprint 26: January 30 - March 10, 2017
  • Sprint 27: March 13 - April 21, 2017
  • Sprint 28: April 24 - June 2, 2017
  • Sprint 29: June 5 - July 14, 2017
  • Sprint 30: July 17 - September 1, 2017
  • Sprint 31: September 5 - October 13, 2017
  • Sprint 32: October 16 - December 1, 2017


For more information, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585, or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.