This site is from a past semester! The current version will be here when the new semester starts.

tP: ConstraintstP week 3: Kickoff

tP: Forming Teams

[Picture: The team that was at the top of early Google]

When to form teams

  • CS2103T: Your team will be formed by the CS2101 side.
  • CS2103: Team forming will be done at the start of the week 3 tutorial. If you are not there at the team forming time and others in the class are unaware which team you wanted to be in, we'll have to put you into a team randomly.

Team size

  • The default team size is five.

Team composition

  • We allow some freedom in choosing team members, subject to these constraints:

    • All team members should be in the same tutorial. Delay forming teams until your place in a tutorial is confirmed. We do not allow changing tutorials to team up with your preferred team mates.
    • Teams of a single nationality are not allowed unless the only language common among all team members is English. e.g. an all-Singaporean team that include both Chinese and Malay students. Rationale: to train you to work in multicultural teams, to ensure that English is used for all project communication
    • No more than one exchange students per team Rationale: to increase interaction between exchange students and NUS students.
    • Same gender teams are discouraged but allowed. Rationale: to train you for mixed-gender work environments.
  • If you prefer not to form teams yourselves, not to worry; we'll put you in a team.

  • We may have to modify teams when circumstances call for it. There is no avenue for you to object. Staying with your preferred team is not guaranteed.

Team ID

  • To be given to you after forming teams.

  • Has the form TUTORIAL_ID-TEAM_NUMBER e.g, CS2103-W14-2 means you are in tutorial CS2103-W14 (i.e., in module CS2103, on Wednesday, at 1400-1500), team 2.

Team Communications

  • Use English for all team communications, both spoken and written.

  • We recommend at least one 1-2 hour synchronous (online or f2f) project meeting per week, in addition to any asynchronous communicating. Reason: Having all members available at the same time will facilitate easier collaboration and more peer-learning.

    • Fix a weekly 1-2 hour time slot for project meetings after the team has been finalized (latest by the end of week 3 tutorial). All members are expected to attend weekly project meetings (not doing so could lower the peer evaluation ratings you receive, which in turn will be factored into your grade). You should also fix a venue for the meetings, if you prefer F2F meetings.
    • The best time for the weekly project meeting is the period Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday i.e., soon after the lecture but well ahead of the deadline for weekly tasks. Reason: After the lecture → you'll have the knowledge required for upcoming project tasks; before the deadline → you can use the meeting to deal with weekly project tasks.

tP: ConstraintstP week 3: Kickoff