There is one month left in the semester and it is already time for the second retrospective blog. This was certainly an interesting sprint due to the unprecedented pandemic that took the world by storm. Luckily, it doesn’t hinder us too much as technology exists enough to where we can still collaborate with our partners and other teams thanks to discord, Zoom, Gitlab, etc. To begin this post, I’ll be posting links to the progress I made this sprint.
This is thew link to our database repository because I had to modify it to reflect the new changes that were made after our meeting with Joanne. I am also using this link to show that the branches have been merged because I am no longer testing it.
This is a link to another one of my closed issues. This issue pertains to connecting the database to the server. While, I haven’t figured it out quite yet, there is a link in this issue with a tutorial that I have been using to experiment connecting servers with databases.
There wasn’t a large amount done by me on this sprint due to the COVID-19 outbreak which caused us to have a whole extra week off of school, and completely shifted us to online learning. However, there was a large improvement from the last sprint. Our Gitlab use improved immensely between sprint 1 and sprint 2. We started using the “blocked by” features to make sure issues were getting done in the order that they had to be. We also started commenting more on our issues, so everyone can see our progress rather than just our group knowing what we did. Also, I feel like our communication worked better compared to last sprint, but it could definitely still be improved.
As for what didn’t work well, I think that I could have gotten more work done for this sprint seeing that I only worked on database stuff for this sprint. I also feel like were still only involved in our each individual part of the project when we need to be more involved in each others parts. I also believe our communication with other teams could still use some work especially for this upcoming sprint because if we have time, we need to work on the aesthetic of our web application.
When it comes down to improvements, I know that I can try to work on a little more for this upcoming sprint. Once I figure out how to connect the database to the server, I can then move on to starting my work on Docker and helping everyone else with what they have to do, and hopefully we’ll be able to get to aesthetic because I feel like I would be helpful on that front. As for the team improvements, I still think that our communication with each other could be improved. For example, we can have more zoom meetings with each other and show each other our work. I also think we should talk to the other teams as well because they might be able to help us with things that we are stuck with. Besides that, I think our team is in great shape for the last sprint.