DPM Example: Template for DPM Roadmap Planning
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Constraints

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REPLACE THIS ENTIRE PAGE WITH INFORMATION APPROPRIATE TO YOUR PROJECT

Please note that the categories of constraints listed below are closely correlated with the types of constraints identified by ABET, that students should be exposed to during the course of their education. Thus, as we define projects for senior design students, you should carefully consider how these constraints both impact the project, and how these constrains may be used to enhance the educational context of any particular senior design team.

Please do not simply say that the example constraints listed here are sufficient for your project. Rather please give some serious consideration to how this listing of constraints really drives the design project, and how it helps students understand 'knowing why' there are certain limits on their designs.

Every discrete constraint that you decide to list here should be provided with a unique identifier. similar to those shown in the examples.

Customer and Stakeholder Involvement

Replace this paragraph with one that reflects how the teams that will spin off from this roadmap should interact with their customer, sponsor, or other stakeholders. It's important that all of the teams present a coherent picture to the customers.

CS1
The team will be expected to carry out the vast majority of their interactions with the Team Guide.
CS2
The sponsor and primary customer will be available for a series of meetings during the course of the project, and will meet with a group of teams during the beginning of MSD1 to lay out common goals, objectives, and philosophies for the sequence of projects.
CS3
It is anticipated that the sponsor will meet with the team (or multiple related teams) for 2 hour meetings approximately 3 times during MSD1.
CS4
It is anticipated that the sponsor will meet with the team (or multiple related teams) for 2 hour meetings twice during MSD2.

Regulatory Constraints

R1
The design shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
R2
The design shall comply with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures.

Economic Constraints

Ec1
The sponsor has allocated $1,000 to the project family for the 2009-10 Academic Year. The individual teams have discretion amongst themselves to allocate the budget between teams.
Ec2
Each team will be required to keep track of all expenses incurred with their project.
Ec3
Purchases for this roadmap will be run through the Mechanical Engineering Office. Each team must complete a standard MSD purchase requisition and have it approved by their guide. After guide approval, the purchasing agent for the team can work with Ms. Venessa Mitchell in the ME office to execute the purchase and obtain the materials and supplies.

Environmental Constraints

En1
Adverse environmental impacts of the project are to be minimized.
En2
Particular focus should be placed on resource sustainability (described further in Sustainability Constraints)
En3
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required for all materials.

Social Constraints

S1
Each team in this roadmap is expected to demonstrate the value and outcome of their project at the annual Imagine RIT festival in the spring.
S2
Each team in this roadmap is expected to produce outcomes and artifacts which are inspiring to middle school and high school students.

Political Constraints

P1
This family of projects should promote and enhance multi-disciplinary education at RIT.

Ethical Constraints

Et1
Every member of every team is expected to comply with Institute Policies, including the Policy on Academic Honesty, and the Policy on Academic Accommodations.

Health and Safety Constraints

HS1
Wherever practical, the design should follow industry standard codes and standards (e.g. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), FCC regulations, IEEE standards, and relevant safety standards as prescribed by IEC, including IEC60601). The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with industry codes or standards.

Manufacturability Constraints

Mfg1
Commercially available, Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components available from more than one vendor are preferred.
Mfg2
It is preferable to manufacture and assemble components in-house from raw materials where feasible.
Mfg3
Students should articulate the reasoning and logic behind tolerances and specifications on manufacturing dimensions and purchasing specifications.

Intellectual Property Constraints

IP1
All work to be completed by students in this track is expected to be released to the public domain. Students, Faculty, Staff, and other participants in the project will be expected to release rights to their designs, documents, drawings, etc., to the public domain, so that others may freely build upon the results and findings without constraint.
IP2
Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are encouraged to publish findings, data, and results openly.
IP3
Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are expected to respect the intellectual property of others, including copyright and patent rights.

Sustainability Constraints

Sus1
All raw materials and purchased materials, supplies, and components used in the roadmap must have a clearly defined Re-Use, Re-Manufacturing, or Recycling plan.
Sus2
This is intended to be a "Zero Landfill" project. This includes documents as well as project materials.
Sus3
Each team in the project family is limited to no more than 150 pages of printed documentation during MSD 1 and MSD 2. Teams may use an unlimited amount of electronic documentation, unless disk space becomes limited on the server.
Sus4
Each team must prepare an MSD2 poster not included in the paper constraint above.
Sus5
Each team must prepare an MSD2 technical paper not included in the paper constraint above.

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