Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Committee Director

Pilar Pazos

Committee Member

Holly A. Handley

Committee Member

Mamadou Seck


This paper analyzes a newly developed virtual team collaboration site and compares this application with the currently in use team collaboration tool created using a Google site. Various tests that are essential for a web service to function properly are performed to compare the applications. The tests are aimed to find any issues with the applications and identify if Teamboard ODU, the newly developed application, can perform better than the Google site. We test for speed, performance, usability, functionality and also explore the methodology used to develop the application. These test results allow us to make an informed assumption about the effectiveness of Teamboard ODU and help us understand whether this can be a replacement for the Google site. The study hypothesizes that Teamboard ODU performs better in terms of the HTTP transaction, site availability and load time. It also has functionalities comparable to the Google site. Future enhancement and maintenance can also be performed if needed. Several scenarios are developed to test the hypotheses, and the results will be used to compare the two sites and identify whether Teamboard ODU can be an effective replacement.





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