Time is running out, again two weeks have passed in our project, so it is high time to make a short statement again because a lot has happened in the meantime.
The first “Social Web Meeting” without a formal agenda took place and numerous students from all countries took the opportunity to get to know their fellow students on a more private level and to exchange views on topics outside the project content. It was so well received that we will now organize this regularly, the next meeting is already planned for next Monday.
Furthermore, the work in our international teams has started!!! After the first week was dedicated to more organizational topics, such as the organization of communication and collaboration, this week was already dedicated to dealing with the individual components of the solution, be it the Object Model, the Buinesslogic, the user interface homepage, code conventions or the topic of documentation.
All these topics were worked on intensively in order to meet the corresponding milestones of the project plan, which now contains them in a weekly grid.
So we look confidently into the weeks ahead of us and hopefully, we will be able to hand over the developed solution to our client at the beginning of July.
Since this week we have not only country teams but also international and intercultural teams in our project.
After the team composition was announced last Monday in our web meeting, the last few days were dedicated to the teams starting to organize themselves and to define topics and contents in order to fulfil their respective tasks in the project.
Getting to know each other better was also on the agenda, now that all students have officially resumed their work because we are very happy that also the students from Namibia are back from their corona-conditionally extended mid-semester break in good health.
Tomorrow the first “Getting to know each other in Zoom” is planned, a casual meeting without official agenda and other formalities, just to get to know each other better, to communicate and interact! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers Edwin and Philip from the team “Project Controlling & Insights” and are very excited to see what they have come up with!
The first phase of the project, in which the students still worked together mainly in their national teams, is nearing its end now.
Later than originally planned (but nobody could have predicted that a worldwide pandemic would break out), the second phase will soon begin, in which the students will work in international and intercultural teams on different tasks within the project, so that everyone can make their individual contribution to delivering a good work for the customer.
This week there were also two workshops, with very well-prepared instructor teams from Peru and Indonesia, who explained the tech stack to their peers from Namibia and Germany, gave valuable tips and great support for the tasks. Many thanks again for this!
This is how it may continue, with the newly formed teams, hopefully, the cooperation and communication across national and continental borders will also continue to grow!
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