This page provides a task list when starting a CommCare project, and these tasks are derived from the implementation plan included in the scope of work. For each task, there is a sub task and relevant artifacts. NOTE: These artifacts/link/documents are templates & references only and specific project documentation created from these resources should be moved to the "Project Documentation" section of the project space. 

Primary Tasks

Completed?

("X" = done)

Sub Tasks

Artifacts, Links, or Relevant Information

(Templates & References ONLY)

1.Review CommCare background materials
  Review CommCareHQ.org websiteReference: www.commcarehq.org/home
  Watch CommCare demo videos

Reference Videos:

  Briefly review the CommCare FAQReference: CommCare FAQs
  Sign up for CommCare - Users free, ongoing support group comprised of other implementersReference: CommCare Users Forum
  Orientation meeting 
2.Design application content & translation (in Excel)
  Review any paper artifacts or relevant health content for the CommCare application 
  Create high level diagram of application structure 
  Review excel template with example for describing health content of CommCare module - prior to call

Application Content Excel (Template);

Reference: EXAMPLE Safe Pregnancy Excel Content

  Understand all language requirements (local languages) 
  Schedule a call to discuss CommCare, process for specing and iterating on prototype, and next steps 
  Schedule a 1-3 day session of remote collaboration to spec out application. Output is completed excel spec. 
  Create 1st version of prototype application for demo

 

 

  SHOWCASE 1: Schedule demo of application to relevant stakeholders

For J2ME, Nokia Emulator

For CCODK, Android Screen Capture

  Incorporate feedback of demo and make adjustments to application and protocol documentation 
  Export "Bulk Translations" file from CCHQ 
  Send application content to translator 
  Create final draft of application prototype demo

 

  SHOWCASE 2: Schedule demo of application to relevant stakeholders

For J2ME, Nokia Emulator

For CCODK, Android Screen Capture

  Incorporate feedback into final application prototype (application prototype ready for refinement & iteration stage) 
3. Procure phones and SIM cards
  

Identify phone procurement plan

(searching the 'commcare-fellows' googlegroup is a good place to learn about phone recommendations and limitations)

Reference: Recommended Phones and Choosing a Phone

  Understand need for SD cards. 
  Place order for phones and related accessories (e.g. SD cards) 
  Identify network provider 
  Coordinate purchase of SIM Cards 
  Phones on the ground (at each site) before on-site application iteration 
4. Understand the Multimedia requirement and design
  Review our strategy for how we want to use multimediaReference: Project Phone Management
  If images are to be used, then come up with list of needed images. 
  If audio is to be used, then come up with list of needed audio images. 
5. Identify refinement group of CHWs
  Identify 2-3 CHWs to participate in the application refinement and iteration phase