NRAO Interactive Services Plan of Record

February 2011 Cycle

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):

27 Oct 2010Review plan of record.
01 Nov 2010Finalize plan of record.
17 Dec 2010Release Candidate available for acceptance testing.
07 Jan 2011Release of PST.
07-14 Jan 2011Updates at 9pm CT 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

Release Dates for New Proposal Evaluation Process

Category Test Version Release Date Production Version Release Date Comments
15 Nov 2010
07 Jan 2011
15 Dec 2010
15 Jan 2011
15 Feb 2011
25 Mar 2011
15 Mar 2011
25 Apr 2011
Beyond 01 May 2011

A - Call for proposals (1 Feb 2011 deadline).
B - Technical and scientific review of proposals.
C - SRP review meetings (~08 Apr 2011).
D - TAC meeting (~09 May 2011).
E - Anything beyond the above.

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.

Requested Date Target Date Completed Date People Work Description

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 Status text
Proposal Submission Tool
New Proposal Process
Proposal Submission Tool
Proposal Submission Tool

3. Background Tasks

Things to do if we get time for them.

Project Task Info/MR Lead Sponsor, Team Notes Status text
User Database
Add Users to Projects

4. Other Maintenance & Enhancements

Description Tests Submitter Notes Status

-- DanaBalser - 2010-10-19
Topic revision: r3 - 2010-10-28, DanaBalser
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