The Client Project
In your second project, your team is working for an external client. The client has a mobile (web) app they need to deliver and demo in 5 weeks. Before that can happen, they need a working version they can user test within a week! It's a good thing you've learned how to operate at light speed.
Your clients are teams of masters students in Masters of Product Design and Development program (MPD2). They are taking my 5-week MPD 405 course on agile project management. I will be coaching them on how to be agile clients while coaching you on how to be agile developers.
Both teams have some key responsibilities:
- Clients: must communicate clearly and effectively their vision, manage the development process, evaluate intermediate products, and adapt goals accordingly.
- Developers: must rapidly come up to speed on the client's vision and constraints, deliver the best product possible in the shortest time possible, and communicate clearly and effectively development progress and issues.
My job is to help both of you learn to do these tasks better.