Our main problem is that our project planning scheme is very poorly designed, and we're not good at project planning. My professor asks for a solid project scheme that lasts for 1 full year to 1.3 years, then we can edit it off based on everyone's opinions. Currently, we're wasting time due to both of my colleagues have full-time jobs and I'm left to do most of the planning. I hate to admit it, but this is the best we can do.
Right now, I have planned out a small 6-week schedule, separated into 3 2-week groups, as we also have classes in-between these schedules.
- Initial Planning
- 2/13 ~ 2/24:
- Design game genre, game type, story plots.
- Graphical layout, on what language, and on what platform.
- 2/27 ~ 3/9:
- Plan out the basis on the game
- Decide upon game controls
- 3/12 ~ 3/23:
- Program the basis.
- Add the game controls
I would like to ask for tips/advices on how to create a project scheme that lasts for a year, based on game development; Or, in a general sense, based on an application development.
One unusual task my colleague gave me before he goes abroad, is that I need to create at least 3 project schemes, so that we can have at least 2 projects to fall back upon, in case our first project fails to meet expectations. I liked to think of this as a practice, and not a burden, unlike what my colleague thought when he told me.
Thanks in advance. If you need more info, please let me know.