Monday Professor Vragov sends out instructions and warns that he will not be in town for the next two classes; Team D really reads into the instructions; Team D finds them contradictory and confusing: – Are there two separate presentations after all? – How can a website be described for 25 minutes with slides? – How can this “task” be broken into smaller subtasks? Team D requests clarifications from professor.
Tuesday Professor Vragov responds, confirming two separate presentations; suggesting doing what is told; Members of Team D search ways to get in touch and communicate outside the not exactly perfect Blackboard; Three members succeed; one restrains.
Wednesday Team D conducts a first meeting in class sans one team member; Assignment is actively discussed, still being confusing and somewhat disliked; Websites are discussed; Zappos chosen; Roles distributed: – Project manager: Slava; – Secretary: Jaylene; – Smart one: Carolina; – Creative department: Melody; Responsibilities distributed; Project files started; Major part of the first presentation is finished before the end of the class.
Next Wednesday Team D conducts a second meeting in class; last team member suddenly appears; Another team member suddenly disappears; balance is maintained; Projects are on track; First presentation is ready to be merged into a single file; fails to do so due to the absence of the entire creative department; Questions arise: – What exactly should be in the second presentation? – Which of the two presentations gets to be presented? A new email to professor Vragov is written; Professor Pazdrowski attends the class; asks about the project; looks confused.
Thursday Professor Vragov replies; says it is the second presentation that gets presented; instructs to include screenshots of the project files as well as everything that happened to the team while on the project; Team D is deeply disappointed to find that the presentation that has been in the making for an entire week and is ready doesn’t get to reach the public in the end; Team D sends professor a letter of disagreement; suggests teams present the “fun” presentations and submit project files instead.
Monday Team members share files with each other; Individual project files age linked into the Master file; Microsoft Project 2010 wins “The Most Confusing Software Experience for a Thousand Dollars” Award.