CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2021
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Ford Motor Company is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with operations in over 125 countries and a worldwide workforce of 199,000 employees. Ford designs and manufactures a full line of cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles under both the Ford and Lincoln brands.

Ford is committed to promoting a work environment that supports and benefits from collaboration across multiple teams. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, team collaboration has been made more challenging. Instead of working side by side, teams are now working in their own private residences, making it difficult to locate other teams or make contributions to their projects.

Our Ford Team View web application provides a convenient way for users to locate other teams by either searching for a team name, advisory number, or an individual. Once a team is found and selected, their team profile is displayed.

In the team profile, a user can see every team member and their contact information, any incidents and issues the team is facing, the projects the team is working on, and a hierarchical chain of team members to contact when an issue arises.

Our application also allows users to search for a project by either entering an API name, base path, or contributor. When a project is clicked on, a user can view the number of times code was added to the project, the project’s build and deployment history, and the contributors to the project.

Team View makes it easier for teams to collaborate and work together while working remotely, thereby increasing productivity.

The front end of our web application is created with the REACT framework, while our back end uses the Spring framework. Our application uses a MongoDB to store the team profiles and project information, which is retrieved by a REST API.