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BLAZER App Development, Work Plan, & Budget


Blazer: Development Plan We are eager to build out our initial prototype via the following steps: Professional development in: • UX design • Front end • Database management Expand skill set via: • Expert tutors • Online instruction • Additional coursework

Work Plan

Hire a developer to code the new initiatives

Develop Blazer app

Fund our own PD & skill set

Secure database storage

Engage users in rapid prototyping

Acquire more permanent web hosting

Dates (Months)

February

April

June

August

This six-month plan and its associated costs will enormously help to enhance Blazer’s learning applications; the longer-term forecast will require further efforts and funding. © Hall & Sipley, 2014


Blazer: Estimated Costs We have budgeted the following short-term expenses to expand our app:

Web hosting at 
 $21.00 / year x 2 years Opportunity cost of time allocation (waived) + software and hardware to develop next app steps

Cost Allocation

Database storage at $19.99 / month x 24 months Hire a developer at $80 / hour x 20 hours

Rapid prototyping by engaging teacher friends to try app and offer feedback (20 educators x $10 gift card for their time)

$3,500 for 10-week Front End course - alumni / partner discount + online fees for other courses

$1,600

$2,500

$479.76

Total = $4,971.76

$200

$150 $42

Dollars ($)

1,250 Source: Upgrade fees for normal tools Source: Average of standard web hosting services

2,500

Source: Elance hiring services; ODesk freelance listings; Mike Cohn agile estimation

3,750

Source: General Assembly; online website course fees

5,000 Source: Programming For Non-Programmers, General Assembly Source: Average of leading database storage platforms

Š Hall & Sipley, 2014


Blazer: Work Plan & Budget In summary, we hope to spend funds from a Canvas grant in the following areas:

App Next 
 Steps

Expand diagnostic tools

Fine-tune writing algorithm

Dates (Months)

Clean up database organization

February

Work Plan

Offer social feedback and sharing mechanism

June

April

Hire a developer to code the new initiatives

Develop Blazer app

Create individual writing tutorials

Add customized practice problems

Fund our own PD & skill set

Secure database storage

August

Engage users in rapid prototyping

Acquire more permanent web hosting

Estimated Costs

$1,600

$42 Dollars ($)

$2,500

$479.76

$200

$150

1,250

2,500

3,750

5,000

Š Hall & Sipley, 2014

Blazer Workplan And Budget