Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics

Assign Tasks for Your Team Members


For this course, you will be drafting a proposal in response to a request for proposal from a non-profit interested in assisting refugees. You will be divided into teams of three, where each team creates a fictional organization. Before you create the organization's business profile and draft the response to the RFP, the team will need to assign the following roles:

(1) Project Manager

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • organizing workflow;
  • assigning tasks;
  • liaisoning with other team leaders;
  • reporting results; and
  • interfacing with the project management software.

(1) Coder/Developer

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • handling the research, development, and implementation of software (or software concept) for the refugee data.

(1) Designer-Researcher

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • assist in designing the interface;
  • consider appropriate usability studies;
  • compiling information from the project management software and formalizing it into a report for distribution; and
  • disseminating updates to social media.

Collaborating With Your Team

It is crucial for this project that you communicate with the other members of your team. Canvas has functionality that will allow you to share resources and information, and even meet online. Your team has its own workspace within Canvas where you can:

By clicking on Teams in the Canvas menu, you can access your team workspace. This space is unique to your team. We will be able to see what is happening in the team, but other teams will not. Use the discussion forums and conferences to meet and discuss/delegate tasks.