Bandcamp.com (Bandcamp) is an innovative platform in the field of music streaming and purchasing. Bandcamp's music stores was founded in 2007 and has received a positive response from the music community. Registered Bandcamp artists had officially earned $100 million in total from music sales.
In a nutshell, Bandcamp offers:
- Promotional tools for artists. Artists could make their own micro website under Bandcamp's domain and start sharing and selling their tracks.
- The Company is charging 15% for each individual transaction.
- Prices are set by artists, via low costings expecting to achieve substantial sales.
Bandcamp is currently looking to develop new platform features for increasing its profit. The following are good examples of such services:
- Online sound or video streaming for music shows.
- Micro-sites for Labels.
- Online Chat Customer Service
- Personalized Web-Radio Stations
- Playlist related Services
- Chatbot integrations
- Extensive Social Media integration
- Country Specific Services
- Smarter Track’s Search
- Improved internal communication for registered users
Bandcamp is an Agile company. All Bandcamp’s team are exercising Agile practitioners. Project Management tasks in Bandcamp include:
- Creating a backlog of project delays in Excel
- Maintaining project records using appropriate software applications such as Confluence
- Setting up sprints and running reports in JIRA in Excel or similar suitable applications
The project could take the following forms but these are not exclusive:
- Requirement specification
- Systems analysis
- Feasibility study
- Software systems
- Hardware systems
- Several approaches to a particular problem
- Two or more programming languages
- Different user interfaces
- Develop a new technique to solve a problem
- Improve a current system
- Evaluate different approaches
- Alternative implementations
LO1 Be able to formulate a project
TASK 1: The objective for this Unit 4 Bandcamp.com Project Design Implementation Assignment is to address and exhibit an understanding to be able to formulate a project. You are required to address the task as specified and research by using supportive materials like books, Journals, websites, etc. to address the learning outcomes as specified: Please note that the research and subjective skill needs to exhibit transferable skill by reflecting it to the case study. Answers reflected without reflective practice will be referred.
A.C 1.1 Formulate and record at least two possible outline project specifications for BandCamp.com in a relevant format such as that of the Project Specification Document Template
A.C 1.2 Identify the factors that contributed to the process of your project selection. You would need to select one of the projects for further development from the project outlines that you formulated in
A.C 1.3 Produce a full specification for the agreed project not limited to, but in the lines of timescales, scale of operations, standards, resource implications, business data and so on for the given project.
A.C 1.4 Produce an appropriate project plan for the agreed project using any suitable tool such as Work Breakdown structure, Gantt chart and so on.
LO2 Be able to implement the projectwithin agreed procedures and to specification
TASK 2:The objective for this task is to address and exhibit an understanding to be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification. You are required to address the task as specified and research considering the given case study in your assignment to address the learning outcomes as specified.
A.C 2.1 Match relevant resources efficiently to the project from the given case study
A.C 2.2 Undertake the proposed project in accordance with the agreed specification
A.C 2.3 Organise, analyse and interpret relevant outcomes for your project using a suitable recording mechanism such as a periodic log book
LO3. Be able to evaluate the project outcomes
TASK 3: The objective for this task is to address and exhibit an understanding to be able to produce a specification for the agreed project. You are required to address the task as specified and research considering the given case study in your assignment to address the learning outcomes as specified.
A.C 3.1Use appropriate project evaluation techniques such as PERT or CPM to evaluate your project.
A.C 3.2 Interpret and analyse the results in terms of your original project specification
A.C 3.3 Make suitable recommendations and justify areas for further consideration and future improvement for the developed project. Consider the implication of how far your project has met its outcomes.
LO4. Be able to present the project outcomes.
TASK 4: The objective for this task is to address and exhibit an understanding to be able to produce an appropriate project plan for the agreed project. You are required to address the task as specified and research considering the given case study in your assignment to address the learning outcomes as specified.
A.C 4.1 Produce a record of all stages of your project procedures and project development used to complete your project
A.C 4.2 Usean agreed format and appropriate media to present the outcomes of all of your findings professionally to an audience. You may choose to make an effective presentation as you deem fit.