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DED phase 2
   

 

DED phase 2

As already predicted during the initial functional analysis, a series of future developments that could have been carried out in the presence of additional funds were evaluated, the confrontation with the potential users at HANDImatica and through the website, has granted to confirm and elaborate on the already reached conditions, as already mentioned.

Basing on these experiences, the first phase of analysis and development to identify the functions to include was carried out.

The macro functions expected for PHASE 2 are the following:

  1. User Profiles (access controls, application management, authorisation levels, and user's authorisation level management).
  2. The option of dynamic layout personalisation ( information management)
  3. Control management of data validation, verification and validation of the inserted data.
  4. Work Monitoring of every user

1. User Profiles, regards the option to assign, any number of users who enter data on the predefined ad hoc views, by the firm's data entry administrator. Every user must be monitored concerning:

 

  • The access control, allowed or denied depending on the user profile or the user's group authorisation

 

  • The option to manage all, or part of, the data to be entered, it must be possible to introduce a view where user 1 inputs a part of the data and user 2 another part,

 

  • The authorisation level, which is the option to input and consecutively view only one's own inputted data, or to have an access level of type "supervisor" to manage the data related to user groups.

 

  • The level of competence, i.e. the individual ability of inputting data, this involves giving the administrator the information regarding the speed level and ability of entering data for every user (1=able and expert user, 2=able but not expert, etc...), such that the quantity of work is prepared based on the disposable amount of time for every user.

2. The option of dynamic layout personalisation, this involves inserting functions that permit the administrator to define a series of controls to personalise the data entry view depending on specific needs: insertion of a firm's logo, changing the appearance of a field, changing the colours to highlight parts of the screen etc... Everything that extends the software's capability of automatic view creation, presently functioning, through added functions.

3. Control management of data validation, verification and validation of the inserted data, involves inserting a series of checks which are currently not present in the system for example: if an inserted value is a digit or not, the length of the input fields, the necessity of a field etc... Validity checks of the field's contents will be inserted from the first use of the product by performing a guided analysis, giving the system the possibility to validate a given function's presence, and/or the value of another given field's content.

4. Work Monitoring, user monitoring functions will be inserted as to manage the user's capability (thus gradually updating their profile), the working skill and quality of the obtained result, in a way as to give the administrator the necessary information to proportionate better the working group and assign the work in a more productive and specific way.

For now, the functions defined above have been analysed in an undeveloped way, but suffice to be able to outline and get in proportion, the total amount in units/days of working commitment of the project. The data inserted below includes; unit tests of single functions, integrated test of the finished product macro functions, and the completed documentation and put online to be downloaded by the clients.

1. User Profiles

Activity

Working Days/Units

  • Functional analysis                                   

15

  • Technical Analysis                          

15

  • Development                                                          

40

  • Documentation   

5

 2. The option of dynamic layout personalisation

Activity

Working Days/Units

  • Functional analysis                                   

15

  • Technical Analysis                          

15

  • Development                                                          

40

  • Documentation   

5

3. Control management of data validation, verification and validation of the inserted data

Activity

Working Days/Units

  • Functional analysis                                   

10

  • Technical Analysis                          

10

  • Development                                                          

30

  • Documentation   

5

4. Work Monitoring

TOTAL

Activity

Working Days/Units

  • Functional analysis                                   

50

  • Technical Analysis                          

50

  • Development                                        

140

  • Documentation   

20

In addition, Virtual Coop predicted the introduction of a product in DED, which is able to produce audio files in order to allow the unsighted the supply of direct transcript of audio data. The product in question will be able to slow down or speed up the reading speed and go back and forth on the audio document, in a way that the unsighted can operate at the adequate speed.

  • Such an activity has been estimated to take about 20 working days/units for a systems engineer expert in WEB environment to finish including the tests on behalf of the unsighted personnel.

 

  • Therefore, the total working days/units predicted for the completion of the project is about 280.

 

  • The total duration predicted for PHASE 2 of the PROGETTO DATA is of:

12 months, starting from the beginning of the project.