Monday• Professor Vragov sends out instructions and warns that he will not be in town for the next two classes;• Team D really reads into the instructions;• Team D finds them contradictory and confusing: – Are there two separate presentations after all? – How can a website be described for 25 minutes with slides? – How can this “task” be broken into smaller subtasks?• Team D requests clarifications from professor.
Tuesday• Professor Vragov responds, confirming two separate presentations; suggesting doing what is told;• Members of Team D search ways to get in touch and communicate outside the not exactly perfect Blackboard;• Three members succeed; one restrains.
Wednesday• Team D conducts a first meeting in class sans one team member;• Assignment is actively discussed, still being confusing and somewhat disliked;• Websites are discussed; Zappos chosen;• Roles distributed: – Project manager: Slava; – Secretary: Jaylene; – Smart one: Carolina; – Creative department: Melody;• Responsibilities distributed;• Project files started;• Major part of the first presentation is finished before the end of the class.
Next Wednesday• Team D conducts a second meeting in class; last team member suddenly appears;• Another team member suddenly disappears; balance is maintained;• Projects are on track;• First presentation is ready to be merged into a single file; fails to do so due to the absence of the entire creative department;• Questions arise: – What exactly should be in the second presentation? – Which of the two presentations gets to be presented?• A new email to professor Vragov is written;• Professor Pazdrowski attends the class; asks about the project; looks confused.
Thursday• Professor Vragov replies; says it is the second presentation that gets presented; instructs to include screenshots of the project files as well as everything that happened to the team while on the project;• Team D is deeply disappointed to find that the presentation that has been in the making for an entire week and is ready doesn’t get to reach the public in the end;• Team D sends professor a letter of disagreement; suggests teams present the “fun” presentations and submit project files instead.
Monday• Team members share files with each other;• Individual project files are linked into the Master file;• Microsoft Project 2010 wins “The Most Confusing Software Experience for a Thousand Dollars” Award.