At the end of a unit we have to build our own project using what we learned. We could build a project from an approved list or we could submit our own for approval.
I have been caught up on the whole bullet journal thing and have become fascinated with tracking daily activity so I wanted to build an app that tracks something and tracking your mood seemed like fun. This was not on the list of approved projects so I submitted it for approval.
Not only did my idea got approved but there were 2 other classmates that wanted to build something similar so we got paired up together. For the past 6 weeks I was building projects on my own, and now I got to work with 2 other people. I wasn’t sure if I was happy, anxious, concerned, excited or a combination of all of the above plus more.
The first day we spent planning out the project. This what we came up with
We built this with a website called whimsical and it allowed for collaboration between the 3 of us to get it laid out to where we all approved. We wanted to keep our MVP simple so that we could have a functioning product and then we could add features if we had time.
By the end of the week we accomplished most of our MVP features with just a few bugs to fix.
I couldn’t have asked for a better group. We all have our strengths and together we managed to get a project built and running almost to completion in one week. We still have the second week to make it better.
As a group we were able to learn and reinforce the following skills.
- Mind mapping
- Sketching and prototyping
- Listing features
- Prioritizing the features to have a reasonable MVP
- Planning the build
- Working in remote groups, on the same project without creating more problems.
- Communication of problems and wins
- Git and Github
- Pull Requests
- Merge Conflicts