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Creating a shopping website with Project management

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Introduction

(CP2116) Computer Science Group Project (instance 1)

Contents page

Discussion/ explanation of assumptions made   techniques used …………………………………………………………………………….Page 5

Website Screen Designs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Page 6-8

Gantt chart for project required website  specification ……………………………………………………………………………………. Page 4

New website layout and features explained………………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 14-16

supplies-4-salons screen design for new site………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 35-36

Website Erd Diagram …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....... Page 3

Salon Diagram…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 32

Sequence Diagram.vsd………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .. Page 27

Testing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 11-13

Survey Question information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page ??

System Backlog DATED Phase 1, 2 and 3……………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 9

Minutes of meetings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 19-21

Group Gantt chart………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 33

Object Orientated PHP Information / Tutorial links……………………………………………………………………………………  Page 34-

Checklist for Supplies 4 Salons System………………………………………………………………………………………………Page ??

Research On ecommerce ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………... Page ??


Discussion/explanation of assumptions made, techniques used etc

Software tools like Gantt charts were created to schedule the project and keep a recording of which tasks need to be done by which group member. The Gantt chart also showed the list of project activities and estimated their duration. Meetings were arranged every week to discuss project issues and to continue work on the project. These meetings gave members in the group a chance to ask questions about topics that they were not finding easy to handle.

UML, ERD, sequence and activity diagrams became advantageous as they were used to analyse our work. The ERD diagrams helped users to interact with the website and showed them how to search for items and how to purchase them. The ERD diagrams are a good example of techniques used by the group of how to manage the project as users could use the diagram as a manual for the website.  

Skills of each member in the group were analysed and tasks were handed out to each member based on that information. Screen designs were used to design the website which made the development of the website quicker to create.

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Middle

Items are in categories

Same As expected

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Can items be sorted in name order?

Items can be sorted in name order

N/a

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Can items be sorted by price?

Items can be sorted by price

Same As expected

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Is the stock list accessible?

Stock list is accessible

Same As expected

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Is the stock list up-to-date?

Stock list is up-to-date

Same As expected

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Can users log in to website?

Users can log in to the website

Same As expected

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Can users log out?

User can log out

Minor problems

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Do the search function work?

User can search

Minor problems

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Can users update basket?

User can update the basket/

Same As expected

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Can user choose quantity of products?

Users can choose quantity of products?

Same As expected

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Testing

Testing: Design Validation

Date: 14/04/2010

Version No: 1

Tester Name: Jehangir Aziz

Test No

Purpose/Type of Test

Expected Result

Actual Result

Confirmed

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Does the Design meet the user requirements?

Design meets the user requirements

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Can the design be implemented?

Design can be implemented

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Are all system Back Log items Included?

All system Back Log items Included

All item which are relvent to the desining are included

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Are there any Omissions (mistakes resulting from neglect)

Hopefully there will be no Omissions

Designer followed most requirements.

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Check for any Misinterpretations (incorrect interpretation)

Some misinterpretations due to misunderstanding.

Everything was fine apart from the colours used for the website.

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Check there are no invalid assumptions.

There are no invalid assumptions.

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Check for any Unnecessary features

No Unnecessary features

Previous Designs had Unnecessary features but currents designs are ok

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Testing: Unit Testing

Date: 14/04/2010

Version No: 1

Tester Name: Jehangir Aziz

Test No

Purpose/Type of Test

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Conclusion

Consistency & Accessibility

The site was consistent with its colours and layout throughout the site this never changed which mad the site much easier to navigate around. accessibility the site was very easy to access it could be accessed through a number of search engines including Google which made it easier just in case someone forgot the web address.

Summary

Browsing the site is very easy everything is set out in an appropriate layout and the search facility on the site helps you find products easily. It is very complex in reading the site as everything is squeezed in together and there is so much to look out on each page. The menu bar at the top of the page is a good way of getting around the site it’s always at the top so you won’t get lost.

Effectiveness of the site

Strengths:

  • Easy to navigate- menu bar and search facility helped to make this possible.
  • Easy payments- allow customers to be able to use a variety of cards.
  • Consistency- the site stayed the same throughout.
  • Helpful- helpdesk, phone or email would help customers.
  • Delivery free delivery including outside the UK.
  • Secure shopping- Nat West secures payments and secure shopping certificate.

Weaknesses

  • Overcrowded- there was too much information and advertisements on the site.
  • Text size- the size of the text was too small would not be able to be seen by people with sight problems.
  • Products- there were not a variety of products other sites such as eBay provide more variety.
  • Shopping basket don’t shows items only total and number of items.

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