In spring 2011, improvements to the speed of the Polopoly interface were being investigated.
The upgrade project was one avenue being explored, but another was to change the way the underlying code worked so that Ajax could be introduced to speed up interface response times.
Mairi Fraser worked with Ana Heyn under our support budget into work through these enhancements and roll them out onto the TEST server. Following an initial round of UAT, a number of bugs were discovered that needed further investigation.
However, shortly after these bugs were logged, no further work could be completed as TEST was now being used for pre-upgrade testing. This work was complete in Dec 2011.
These enhancements (lead by Mairi), remain incomplete and could significantly reduce the time on task for the majority of the users (550+) working in Polopoly.
Please note: To assure ourselves that these Ajax improvements will deliver the speed enhancements anticipated, we're baselining the existing response times. As other variables have appeared during this exercise a Unidesk call (I121019-0156) has been open with IS Apps to complete further investigations on what is slowing the interface down at certain times.
Business Objectives and Project Deliverables
To review the progress that was made in spring 2011 and to complete the bug fixes initially outlined (Unidesk I110301-0090).
New or Changed (Y/N)
|Improve the response time of key aspects of the Polopoly interface.|
|M||Baseline current response times for key activities|
To review the progress that was made in spring 2011 and to complete the bug fixes initially outlined (UniDesk I110301-0090).
|M||Set goals for improvements to baseline response times|
Re-deploy the revised code to TEST so that a rerun of the UAT can be completed.
|M||Confirm that agreed improvements have been acheived with no impact to functionality or content (new or existing)|
Once sign off deploy to LIVE.
|M||Working as expected on LIVE|
The changes outlined in the UniDesk call will be drafted in the Business requirements Document together with risks and implications of these changes. Development Services will estimate the areas where improvement can be made and where possible also estimate the performance improvement.
The project will then work to implement these changes in DEV, TEST and LIVE.
This is a funded project.