Portal User Group August 2007 Staffing Changes Srini Puli leaving Mass.Gov on August 24. Major effort ongoing for knowledge transfer – top priority and delaying other work. Web Developer position posted. This will be a junior level position. Our ability to implement changes will be significantly limited until we have the new Web Developer hired and up to speed. Operations Engineer position posted and closed. We will be interviewing. Other staffing changes Recent Changes CMA Deferred publisher bug fix (July 17, 2007) Bug fixed to prevent it from overwriting archive module content if preview task is pending for archive module. CMA Prioritize bug fix (July 24, 2007) If you select several dropdown boxes, then change one several levels higher, one of the lower level ones will not reset. This fix required for “move category”. Alert Application (July 31, 2007) Minor formatting changes to improve usability and appearance. Alerts will now appear on landing pages CSS Styling Changes (July 31, 2007) Blockquote tag - Added indent Resource images aligned to left margin of section Ongoing Change Press Release Template Formatting Improves accessibility of press releases Uses CSS to style rather than formatting tags. Being scheduled one on one with agencies. No downtime required – this is a change. Minimal formatting differences. Mary Fowkes Coordinating Teamsite Upgrade Project Project delayed due to staffing problems and server build issues. We have reduced scope for the initial migration to a simple software upgrade and move to new hardware. We will perform a WYSIWYG migration to a new product after the initial migration is complete. Estimate migration in mid to late September. User impact is extremely minimal – almost unnoticeable. User communication by email and web. No training needed DR/QA Environment Mass.Gov disaster recovery / quality assurance environment Hardware and software ordered and received. Buildout in Boston ongoing. Hardware installed. Operating systems being installed currently. Mass.Gov team will spend a significant amount of time in the coming months installing our software and configuring. This is an important priority for ITD and Mass.Gov. New Prioritization Process New Portal Enhancement Planning Team By invitation only Very small and focused group Active frequent users Willing and able to dedicate time Membership • Mass.Gov IA team Brad Blake GOV Jean Calixte OCA • Customer members: Ellen Cummings DOR Peggy Kraft HHS Monica Synnott OSD Mass.Gov Application Development Process Participants: Development Team v What have Daily you done since Check progress the last meeting? based on estimates Reviews v What will you be doing 10 Min Status between now and the Checks next meeting? v Do you have any obstacles? 4 Week Work Period Requirements, Design, Unit Testing, Documentation, Prototype Build and Review Integration Testing Functional and Deployable Participants: Development Team Customer Reviewers Team Iteration Participants: Participants: Product Manager Planning Meeting Product Manager PEP Members Demo v Select Backlog Items Chief Tech Strategist Development Team v Build Decompose items Development Team Stakeholders to tasks Product Manager to make deployment decision factoring in demo input PEP Participants: Deploy to Product Manager Production? Prioritization IA Team Meeting Customer PEP members Participants: Product Manager Development Team Customer Reviewers No Start another Iteration Lessons Learned Meeting Yes Anytime Deployment Add Iteration Enhancement Define / Update v Acceptance Testing Requests / Product Vision v Update of User Documentation and Bugs Training v Deployment Participants: Participants: PEP Members Product Manager Participants: Customers Chief Technology Strategist Product Manager Stakeholders Mass.Gov Director Development Team Development Team Chief Information Architect Portal User Group Product Manager Stakeholders Mass.Gov Application Development Responsibility Breakdown PAB / Mass.Gov Director Portal User Group Product Mgt Group PEP Team Deployment Scheduling Strategic Direction IA Group COTS Patches / Upgrades New Product Type Decisions Portal IA Decisions System Maintenance Product Feature Choices Senior Management Directives Enhancement and Noncritical Critical Bug Fixes Bugfix Prioritization Product Vision (with PMG) Team Member Time Feature specifications Allocation Business Need Priority Setting Tool UI Decisions Code Development, Design and Unit Testing Prototype Reviews ETRM / Chief Tech Strategist Integration and Acceptance Accessibility / Usability Review Test Planning & Coordination Technology Decisions Post-Release / Post Iteration Incident Resolution (With PMG) Feedback Enterprise Standards Documentation Acceptance Testing Assistance ITD / Mass.Gov Standards Coordinate PEP & PUG Enhancement / Change Involvement Suggestions, Bug Reporting Crosscutting: New Product Selection “Move Category” - Status Input from the Mass.Gov IA team has driven requirements for an initial feature rollout Validation work continues to ensure that category moves do not conflict with other tasks. Detailed testing over next 3 weeks. PEP group to recommend release date based on level of functionality. Any enhancements will be prioritized along with other changes. “Move Category” - Features Minimal features for basic functionality – Iterative approach. Move an entire category and all resources and categories within it. Does not: • Move resources alone • Allow Deleting a category with active associations • Fix links in chunks • Move an entire constituency • Support multiple moves in the same generation • Copy a category • Move a category that has any CMA locks Any additional features or changes will be prioritized by PEP. “Move Category” - Left to do… Finish validation logic Integration testing Automatically change any internal link resources that have a URL that would break as a result of a category move. Move Category Enhancement Demo….
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