Project Term: Winter 2019
Filing a traditional divorce can be lengthy and expensive. Easy Forms is a collaborative project between Evans Family Law, our ACE Project Space students, and Business Administration students. Together, they designed, developed, and performed user testing on a web application to make uncontested divorces accessible to anybody who requires one. Our students’ solution takes the user from step one to printable legal papers in a fraction of the traditional time and cost.
How was Easy Forms developed?
As a team developing the Easy Forms project, the Business Technology Management (BTM) student who acted as a business analyst was responsible for business documents, managing, modelling the project and conducting sprint planning and retrospectives. The BTM student was also responsible with client communication and leading the client meetings. The developers on our team, who are a part of the Business Information Technology (BIT) program, were responsible for the coding, programming and user interface redesign of the project. In addition to our team, a group of students from the Business Administration program were also linked to the project. They were tasked with creating a marketing plan and conducting a focus group test on the software and monitor how users interact with it. The students also created a report of their analysis after conducting focus group session.
The students learned valuable industry skills, including time management, sprint planning, working in an agile environment as part of a scrum team, and full-stack programming. The technical aspects of the project challenged the students and helped them to learn how to deliver application features under tight timelines.