NRAO Interactive Services Plan of Record

Cycle 1 2008 (November 2007 - February 15, 2008)

Interactive Services includes http://my.nrao.edu, proposal submission, proposal handling, analytics, administration, and the CASA beta helpdesk.

Weeks

  • Weeks 1-3 11/5 - 11/23
  • Weeks 4-7 11/26 - 12/21
  • Weeks 8-9 12/24 - 1/4
  • Weeks 10-11 1/7 - 1/18
  • Weeks 12-13 1/21 - 2/1
  • Weeks 14-15 2/4 - 2/15

Target release dates for PST Enhancements (must be vetted by Open Sky):

Date Action
23 Nov 2007
MR's completed
26 Nov 2007
Meet to discuss, finalize, and prioritize requirements.
26 Nov -- 21 Dec 2007
Four weeks of development
21 Dec 2007
Mock-up available for preview
02 Jan 2008
Release Candidate available for user acceptance testing
16 Jan 2008
Release of PST V2.1
16 Jan - 25 Jan 2008
Updates at 9pm based on initial feedback

Key for the "Task Status" column:
  • DONE (%Y%) means the task has been successfully completed
  • MOVED TO... (%M%) means the task has been completed and is awaiting integration tests
  • PICK (%S%) means the task has been completed and is awaiting sponsor tests
  • ALERT! (%X%) means the task will not be completed this cycle, but was expected to be completed
  • ok means that the task is not yet complete or ready for tests, but Nicole and/or Dana have evaluated results & progress is clearly on track

Key for the "MR Status" column:
  • DONE (%Y%) means the MR has final sponsor sign-off
  • MOVED TO... (%M%) means the MR is awaiting final sponsor sign-off
  • PICK (%S%) means the MR is being implemented
  • REFACTOR (%P%) means the MR is either being written, checked, or needs initial sponsor approval
  • N/A means there is no MR for this task

Priority: Low hanging fruit first (plan of dissertation, review categories, rollover time) most important; then what?

1. Operational/User Support Items Completed During C1 2008

For each support item, please list the amount of effort involved as either: low, medium, or high. Guidelines for these rankings are as follows:
  • low - Things that take less than two hours.
  • medium - Things that take more than two hours, but less than eight hours.
  • high - Things that take more than eight hours.

If multiple people are involved in an item, please list it only once. Effort estimates should reflect total time elapsed, i.e. how long did it take to fix the problem start to finish - not the sum total of each person's time.

  • date - name - effort
  • 10 Oct 2007 - PaulMarganian - BOS Transaction floating point error - medium


2. Commitments

The default/unsorted state reflects priority order for this cycle.

As MRs are completed and additional details are available on each task, Open Sky should comment regarding which elements can be fit into a 4-week development period, and which should be migrated down to Background Tasks.

Project Task Info/MR Lead Sponsor,Team Notes MR Status Task Status
Proposal Submission Tool
Add Plan of Dissertation
Carl to write MR
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Add 2 review categories and provide ability to search on review categories
Nicole will email Lori and ask about whats desired, then Nicole will write MR
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Adjust automatic rollover of trimester
Joan or Claire to write MR?
 
 
Dashboard
Establish Process for NRAO staff to be able to update Dashboard content
Nicole, Ashish to Write MR
 
 
Intx Services Databases
Table structure refactoring and replication of databases to sites
Jean(?) to write MR and attach all current schema documentation to MR
 
 
Operations Support for GB (Dynamic Scheduling)
Provide open, read-only access to PST database for GB software staff
Amy to write MR?
 
 
Operations Support for Socorro
Add VLA Sub-Arrays
Do we need a button on the PST form that asks if a proposal should be dynamically scheduled?
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Make Resources Configurable by Science Operations Staff at Sites
Nicole to write MR
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Add VLBA and HSA
Joan to write MR
 
 
Proposal Handling
Improve Structure of Zip files with Printed Proposals
Nicole will get email from Lori describing whats needed and write MR
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Minor Improvements to Author/Institution, Login/Registration and Science Justification
Dana will write this MR
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Add more rules to validation checking
Joan should log any ones she knows of right now, but it's important for us to capture all of the existing rules outside of the code somewhere. Nicole will inquire with Bryan/Gustaaf.
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Update Documentation
Where is it?
 
 
 
February 2008 Proposal Deadline
Operational Support
N/A
Respond to requests for user support, make fixes as needed, in last two weeks of proposal period (approx 1/15 - 2/1)
 
 
Archive v2.0
Publish VLA image collection to VO
N/A
Let Nicole know when they are up there, what the collection name is, what date they were published, etc.
 
 
Archive v.20
Release archive interface and improvements Nov 9
N/A
 
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Policy on handling post-submission changes.
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Handling Author Duplicates
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Style sheet upgrades
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Sorting by authors, sources, resources and session
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Handling of unused sources, resources and groups with the same names
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Additional info (sessions, time) on various pages
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Better editing of proposal copied from previous proposal.
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Overview html page of an entire proposal
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Deletion of Profiles and Organization
Per Issue Tracker
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Authorization Mechanism.
Add a customizable list of roles within that tool (e.g.,
PST:USER, CASA:TESTER, ARCHIVE:ADMIN, OPS:XYZ, etc:etc)
 
 


3. Background Tasks

Things to do if we get time for them.

Project Task Info/MR Lead Sponsor,Team Notes MR Status Task Status
Proposal Submission Tool
Prototype for Better Handling of Sources, Resources, Sessions
 
 
 
Proposal Submission Tool
Prototype for Better Handling of Sources, Resources, Sessions
 
 
 
Analytics
Add more variables to analytics display
Page Log Viewer - to monitor usage more readily.
 
 


4. Other Maintenance & Enhancements

Description Tests Submitter Notes Status
lpc transfer failures
Occurs asynchronously, I know of no tests or means to cause the failure.
I have added a log mechanism to gfm targeting the failure.
 
handling user catalog errors
user/CatalogTest.testConstructors
Development has started.
 

-- NicoleRadziwill - 02 Nov 2007
Topic revision: r15 - 2008-11-06, PatrickMurphy
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