January 26, 2017 Update from Peter

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by: Peter Tung, IT Project Manager, Encore SVP Fellow

We are finishing up Phase 1 (CRM development).  OMBU is committed to complete all feature remaining improvements and fix all outstanding defects along with new user stories, test cases, and videos by the end of this week. New software will be deployed next Monday (1/30/2017) for us to start the final beta testing. We plan to submit defects by  2/3/2017 and start Phase 2 (Web Ux Development) afterwards.

We are in the process of engaging and preparing all Beta Testers for final Beta Testing.   We plan to initiate a work session with Beta Testers next Monday to go over all final improvements/defects and address all technical questions they might have for the final testing effort.

January 20, 2017 Update from Peter

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by: Peter Tung, IT Project Manager, Encore SVP Fellow

Completed sprint 5 beta test and submitted defects.  The S5 features are working well as expected.   At the same time, we uncovered some CRM issues after extensive testing and feedback from staffs.   The issues include how to handle diverse team activity instances across Mazamas programs (e.g.; BCEP, ICS, RTM, & Outing), how to resolve some usage issues, and fixing remaining CRM defects.

Held a meeting with OMBU to go over the above issues and reached agreements to address these issues within two weeks.    As a result, we also agreed to extend the CRM phase for a couple of weeks (target completion date: February 7th) in order to build a solid, usable software foundation for future phase software development.

January 5, 2017 — Update from Peter

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by: Peter Tung, IT Project Manager, Encore SVP Fellow

Beta-testing of Sprint 5 brought to light some challenges with our data model in the use of places and locations. After a detailed conversation with OMBU they have agreed to make several tweaks to the data model to better meet our needs.

OMBU demonstrated Sprint 5 software to us to showcase the remaining CRM features, including reporting, payment, multipart-activity, multipart-activity instance, and teams. The sprint software is deployed and the Beta testing will start this Friday.