Overview

Updated: 10/16/2015
Note that for 2016, changes have been implemented to the web project competition to facilitate a wider range of project management approaches. Please read the problems statement carefully, and if you have any questions contact contest coordinator Larry Friedlander at aitp-web@hotmail.com and/or leave a comment on this page.

The Web Application Project Competition is a real-life system analysis/design and implementation project. All teams (1 to 5 members) are expected to complete the first 3 phases of this competition in order to qualify for the final product presentation at the AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair® in April 2016 in Chicago, IL.

There are many different ways for a Project to be accomplished and we recognize that, the tools and methods you use will be up to the team; this can include Agile/Scrum method, traditional Waterfall method, or another you might pick. As part of the Phase I documentation we are asking for you and your team to write a small description on what method you choose to use (this will help the judges in determining how to grade your project). We will require all teams to submit the same type of documentation at the end of each phase, but how you get to that will depend on what you use for the project method management style.

The grading for the Traditional Methods will stay the same, using the grading matrix we have used for many years. The grading for the Agile/Scrum method will be done by the major deliverables that the contest requires. It will be up to these teams to come up with a project schedule that takes these deliverables into mind when submitting them for grading. Once I receive your proposed Scrum break down then I will come up with a grading matrix for that team.

Team Composition

  • A school may enter more than one project team.
  • A team may consist of 1 to 5 team members.
  • A student member can be on only one team.
  • Each member of the team must be an AITP student member.
  • The teams competing in this contest can be part of an academic class and can have undergraduates as well as graduate students (the only stipulation on team members is that they cannot be IT Professionals in the Web programming profession, this will be left up to the AITP advisor to determine the eligibility of all team members).
  • At least 2 of the members of the team must be present at the AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair® to participate in the final presentation.

Schedule

Please note there are different schedules for traditional vs. agile development

  • Phase 1 / Scrum 1: November 14, 2015
  • Scrum 2: December 11, 2015
  • Phase 2/ Scrum 3: February 12, 2016
  • Scrum 4: March 4, 2016
  • Phase 3 / Scrum 5: March 25, 2016
  • Final presentation at conference: April 9, 2016

For the Agile Based Teams you must complete all parts of the Analysis and Design by the end date of the Phase III for traditional project management. You must list all of your scrums and when those parts of the project were completed (ex. Scrum #1 Completed 12/15/15 included the following parts: 2,3,5,7). Please submit your scrums every two weeks (or agreed upon scrum schedule) for grading at that time.

For the Tradition Method Teams you must complete each phase by the dates indicated in the publish schedule of the Problem Statement, and all documents are due at that time. All teams picked for the final Presentation must complete all requirements for the project by the time of the presentation in April. Please make sure your final document includes of the work done, and in a form that follows the steps of the project.

Resources

Problem Statement

Sample Contract

Sample Team Charter Statement

Agile Grading Rubric

Traditional Grading Rubric

 

 

8 Comments

  1. John Cherry

    Hi,
    I can’t help but notice that phase 1 was due at about this time last year. When will more details about the web project 2016 be available?

    John

    Reply
    • Larry Friedlander

      John,

      The new due date for Phase I is November 14th, a new and updated Problem statement will be posted on October 15th. The changes this year are to allow Agile to be used as a project management tool, thus we are reworking the grading Matrix to allow for this. Let know if you have any additional questions or comments.

      Thanks,

      Larry Friedlander
      aitp-web@hotmail.com

      Reply
  2. Daniel

    Do we have an eta for rfs submital for the web contest.

    Reply
    • Larry Friedlander

      Daniel,

      The new due date for Phase I is November 14th, a new and updated Problem statement will be posted on October 15th. The changes this year are to allow Agile to be used as a project management tool, thus we are reworking the grading Matrix to allow for this. Let know if you have any additional questions or comments.

      Thanks,

      Larry Friedlander
      aitp-web@hotmail.com

      Reply

  3. To whom this may concern,

    When do you anticipate to have the updated rules posted? With it being September 20th, we want to have enough time to line up a project with non-profits and obtain sponsors so that we can undertake the project and compete.

    Regards,
    ECSU AITP eBoard

    Reply
    • Larry Friedlander

      Matt,

      The new due date for Phase I is November 14th, a new and updated Problem statement will be posted on October 15th. The changes this year are to allow Agile to be used as a project management tool, thus we are reworking the grading Matrix to allow for this. Let know if you have any additional questions or comments.

      Thanks,

      Larry Friedlander
      aitp-web@hotmail.com

      Reply
  4. Matt Goodwin

    What exactly was supposed to be due on Dec 11? If we did turn anything in, how will that affect our project?

    Reply

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