Dev 1.02 | Sprint 2 [10.15.2020–11.5.2020]

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After incorporating our lessons from our first development sprint, we jumped into our second three week development sprint.

For our sprint updates, we will share what we planned during our one hour sprint planning meeting, and what we accomplished & learned from our one hour sprint retrospective meeting.

Team: 4 Developers (part-time)

Selected Tasks:

  1. GiveShop Features - As a registered or unregistered user (all), I want to learn more about how GiveShop features work to better understand how to use the platform.
  2. GiveShop Value Proposition - As a registered or unregistered user (all), I want to quickly learn about GiveShop on the Home Page to decide whether or not to use the platform.
  3. GiveShop Causes - As a registered or unregistered collaborator, I wants to learn about individual causes to understand how to best get involved.
  4. GiveShop Explore Projects - As a registered or unregistered collaborator, I want to explore projects to find a project to get involved
  5. GiveShop Project Roadmap & Progress - As a registered or unregistered collaborator, I want to understand the project’s current status and its next milestone to decide whether to get involved
  6. GiveShop Project Team & Story - As a registered or unregistered collaborator, I want to learn more about a project’s team and story in order to create a personal connection
  7. Data Modeling for Back End.

If we have time

  1. GiveShop Project Ways to Get Involved — As a registered or unregistered collaborator, I want to see the different ways to get involved with a project to decide whether or not to get involved
  2. APIs for users to register.

Key Learnings:

  1. Team wanted to build all re-usable components first so that developer do not duplicate efforts. Therefore, developers worked with designers to build an atomic design system that categorizes all re-usable components on our platform into Atoms, Molecules, Organisms, and Pages/Templates
  2. Our developers who could contribute the most time preferred a different back-end language and database. Since we have not built much yet, we decided to switch over to another stack that our developers are more familiar with so that we can develop more efficiently.
  3. Because of these changes, we were not able to complete many of our pages. We need more development resources in order to finish MVP development by December.

Improvements for Next Sprint:

  1. Communicate and respond to blockers ASAP.
  2. Build all re-usable components first so that developers can build more consistently and efficiently.
  3. We’ve added two more part-time developers to help with our next sprint

With our second sprint complete, we move onto our third sprint!

We are a budding startup in Silicon Valley aiming to simplify the act of giving. Our goal is to mobilize more people to get involved with meaningful causes.