Allocation of personnel for development and documentation of the Academic System.

CLIENT
PUCPR - Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná.
AREA
Education.
PROBLEM
Need to assist in the assembly of a high performance development team to act in the academic system, acting in the software factory model with performance measured by function point analysis techniques (APF).
SOLUTION
Assembling team in a software factory, managed by agile development techniques, with payments linked to developments measured by function points (APF).
RESULTS
Completion of the development capacity of the PUCPR technical team, allowing the academic system of this institution to be developed and delivered according to its planning. This allowed PUCPR to respond to the needs of the business areas without the need to unnecessarily increase its internal staff.
TECHNOLOGY
The environment in which the academic system was embedded included the following Java language standard JEE, Pascal, ASP and PHP, Swing and Hibernate, JBoss Server, JSF, EJB and RichFaces, Apache / Maven, Crystal Reports. The following methodologies were applied: object-oriented analysis with UML pattern, collaboration and sequence class diagrams, and related entity data modeling.
Detailed problem: PUCPR's IT department needed to aggregate development capacity for delivery of the academic system. Although PUCPR's technical team was highly productive and had the necessary profile to develop the system, production capacity was insufficient to meet the deadlines defined by the business area, mainly for the development and testing phases. For this reason, PUCPR sought a development outsourcing solution under the software factory regime. The need was to hire a development team that would work in total synergy with the PUCPR team, capable of evaluating development efforts by applying point function analysis techniques. Examples of functions performed during the project are: registration and maintenance of the students, frequency monitoring, and notes, among others.
Detailed solution: The PUCPR team identified functions or subsystems that were passed on to the Visionnaire plant. The two teams measured the development effort at function points, with development being allocated to the Visionnaire core software factory.