NRAO Interactive Services Plan of Record

February 2009 Cycle (Date)

Interactive Services includes, proposal submission, proposal handling, analytics, administration, and the CASA beta helpdesk.


  • Weeks 1-3
  • Weeks 4-6
  • Weeks 7-9
  • Weeks 10-12

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

Date Action
14 Oct 2008
Review plan of record.
17 Oct 2008
Finalize plan of record.
15 Dec 2008
Single Sign-on available for acceptance testing.
02 Jan 2009
Release Candidate available for acceptance testing.
16 Jan 2009
Release of PST.
16-23 Sep 2009
Updates at 9pm CT based on initial feedback.
31 Jan 2009
Deploy single sign-on.

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

1. Operational/User Support Items Completed During This Cycle

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

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
Interactive Services
Enable single sign-on for PST and EVLA Apps
Per Issue Tracker
Interactive Services
Duplicate Authors/Add View to Database
Two Issues: 1. Remove current duplicate authors; 2. Minimize the creation of future duplicate authors.
Proposal Submission Tool
Repair Minor User Interface Issues/"Auto-Save Drafts"
Minor enhancements based on user feedback.
Proposal Handling
Add Phase 1 of Refereeing Capabilities
Phase 1 is that the VLA users can retrieve the proposals they have been assigned. Phase 2 is the full prototype based on Carl's system.
Proposal Submission Tool
Install Online Help Desk
Proposal Submission Tool
VLA/GBT/VLBA Resource Changes and More GBT Assistance for Technical Reviews
Dana will have meeting with Ron and Toney at GBT before end of October to clarify and add to this MR; however, we will bound software changes to be minor, if any.

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
VLA sub-arrays and dual frequencies.
Two Issues: 1. The current implementation of VLA sub-arrays may not accommodate all cases; 2. Dual frequency modes (4P and LP) are not accommodated.
Proposal Submission Tool
GBT Dynamic Scheduling System (DSS) Requirements
The GBT DSS may require additional information from the PST. These requirements need to be specified before the GBT DSS is implemented.

4. Other Maintenance & Enhancements

Description Tests Submitter Notes Status

-- GarethHunt - 03 Sep 2008
Topic revision: r8 - 2008-12-16, NicoleRadziwill
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