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INFO 621 – Group 7
Paola Paloma Ochoa
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The following document outlines the various activities that would encompass the project along
with the deliverables and the success criteria.
Aggiereviews is a web based project that envisions connecting the users with the best services in
Aggieland. More often than not, searching businesses and services in the internet would throw up
lot of shops, services that may not be near to your location or even if one finds a business it’s
hard to know what the Quality of service or Product sold unless one visits the outlet in person.
Aggiereviews aims to bridge the gap, by providing readymade online search & review website
for local listings for businesses with ratings and reviews done by people. All businesses listed in
Aggiereviews will be categorized, searchable. In addition to this, a monthly Top 10 services &
products will be published for each category connecting users with the best local services.
Service Requirements and Characteristics:
The following items include the lists of the services Aggiereviews offers
Business & Products Listing: The website would enlist vendor shops, services, tourist
spots, restaurants in and around Aggieland listing their addresses, contacts, e-mail and
phone along with a link to their location in Google Maps & Places.
Product Member services: This is targeted towards product owners, vendors who wish
to sign up with Aggiereviews for promotion. They would be allowed to create their
Store’s or Service’s profile on the website under appropriate category. Apart from this,
there would be add-on analytics services provided to product owners for premium fee.
Customer services: This service is intended for primarily students and general users.
Users should be registered with the site for rating and writing reviews on products and
services. Apart from this, users could also recommend services to their friends. Users
would be permitted to read the reviews and search for listings for products & services
without any registration or logging in.
Insight Analytics: The add-on services is analytics module that provides insights for the
profile of the store or service listed. Insights could include profile of the customers that
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are rating, reviewing and searching for the services, average page views, visitor loyalty,
and map overlay of visitors.
Mobile Apps: This is targeted towards both product owners and customers where they
could use native smartphone app that enables them use the services that are listed while
roaming. The Apps would auto detect the places where the user is, using the phones
location services and allow him to review, rate the services. It would also have
suggestions feature that lists best rated shops, products, services in and around the user’s
The list of deliverables for the project is summarized as below:
Hosted Database populated with initial vendors list with a uptime of no less than 99%
Hosted web server with a uptime of no less than 99%
Website that meets service characteristics mentioned above
Mobile Apps for platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone7) in the same order
Detailed Design & Implementation Plan for the website, Mobile Apps.
Unit, Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing plan for website, Mobile Apps.
Implementation of Cloud based data backup for Databases
Technical support, Process documentation for website and Database maintenance.
The project is deemed complete once the website is deployed and is up running for period for three
months without any serious downtime, bugs and deficiencies. Other criteria that would judge the success
of the project would be:
Delivery on Dec 12th, 2011
Completion of Feature Requests
Zero Severity 1 and 2 i bugs in the systems
100% Pass rate in user acceptability testing. 95 % Pass rate for unit and Integration testing over
Tested Process plan for upgrading, maintenance for web server and databases
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The projected cost of the project a arrived at as follows
High level Tasks Costs ( in USD )
Customs Graphics Design 20
Development , Testing 50
Hosting 50$ per year
Domain Registration 20$ per year
Windows Phone7 500
Google analytics 5$ above 5000 hits
Storage space 5$ per 20 Gb
Backup & Recovery for Data 7$ per 20 Gb
The above cost may be subject to change based as the site and data usage grows with user base.
Severity 1 and 2 are bugs that cause downtime in the website or single component crash within the system