Two individual reports shall be submitted during the project, one for each half of the project.
Report structureEach report consists of two parts:
- Reflection report (max 1 A4 page)
- Detailed individual time report (unlimited number of pages)
Reflection reportThe reflection report shall be written individually and shall answer the following two questions:
- Which are the most important things that you personally have contributed with in the project? This can include both technical and social aspects. However, it is important that you motivate why it is important for the project. It is better to focus on few important aspects than to mention too many aspects.
- Which are the most important things that you learned so far? This can include what went well and what you should have done differently. Motivate, discuss, and argue.
Note that the subjects of the two reflection reports are expected to be different. Presumably, your observations, experiences, and reflections by the end of the project will be different from what they were half-way through.
In close connection to the submission of the reflection reports, meet in mini-groups of your closest co-workers (2-4 people).
At the meetings, select one positive and one negative experience, for each of these discuss the following questions:
- Is the situation of the experience complete? For instance, maybe your task was part of a larger task.
- Is the conclusion sensible? You might, for instance, have been too self-critical; maybe your part was not optimal, but the entire team succeeded.
- Are there alternative ways in which you could have solved the task or interpreted the situation?
- Is the experience a symptom of a more general experience?
Note: "Negative experience" does not mean that you did something wrong, but that it could have been done a bit better when viewed in retrospect. If this meeting is early, you may still add more of your own experience to your individual report.
Detailed individual time reportThe individual time report shall include the following information for each day that work has been performed in the project:
- Number of working hours (detail level in half hours, e.g. 1.5h)
- Description of the work.
- Name of people you worked closely with, for instance, in pair programming.
The time report should be in a table or list format, where each row/line correspond to one working day. Please include links to relevant artifacts (e.g. commits).
Evaluation criteriaThe individual reflection report is one of the most important components that are basis for the individual project grade. When judging the reports, the following criteria are considered:
- The report is submitted before the deadline.
- That all instructions on this page are followed.
- That the reflection part does not exceed one page.
- That the descriptions of the time report are detailed enough to give clear understanding on what has been done in the project.
- That correct terminology is used according to the theory part of the course.
- Clear justifications are made for why the contributions are important for the project result so far.
- Clear justifications are made for why the lessons learned are important.
- That it is well written. It should have been thoroughly proofread.
- Each reflection report must be unique, i.e., no copy-and-paste between report number 1 and report number 2 are allowed.
- The time report shall contain all items from the start of the project to the end of the reflection period, i.e. report part I shall include the pre-study and iteration 1 and 2. Part II shall contain all the work performed during the project. If you plan to do more work after the deadline, make a prognosis.
Each reflection report shall be sent individually at latest according following deadlines:
- Part I (Pre-study and Iteration 1, 2): 2022-11-07, 13:00
- Part II (Iteration 3, 4, and release): 2022-12-05, 13.00
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Last updated: 2022-11-25