P08541: Commercialization of Micro-goniophotometer
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Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Three Week Project Plan
Person Week 0->1 Tasks (TBD) Week 1->2 Tasks (TBD) Week 2->3 Tasks (TBD)
All Members Week one will be much more than the typical meet and greet your team members session. Due to the extremely aggressive nature of the project's scope it will be expected that the project manager will conduct a full informational session on the science behind a micro-goniophotometer. In addition to this meeting it will be expected of each team member to research how their individual position will contribute to the overall project. (For instance: The electrical engineers will research how devices used in gloss measurements can be integrated into the project, the mechanical engineers will research how physical constraints of the technology contribute to the device's integrity.) No formal assessment of this analysis will be conducted, however it is expected that the team will discuss their findings after the PM's informational session. Week two will focus on the individual team members meeting with professors from associated departments, the customer, and faculty advisers again in a fashion based on the student's job function. Also, the needs assessment will be analyzed and assessed by the entire team. Also preform team needs brainstorming. This week will use the needs assessments and information learned from past weeks to assess and benchmark current systems used in industry to measure gloss. The team will meet and contribute information pertaining to current systems in place, how these systems fulfill the needs of the customer, and areas that should be especially focused upon in designing the system. Once the project is understood brainstorm solutions to the problems isolated high level needs. Assemble these solutions and group them according to the team member that needs to solve them.
Project Manager Conduct meet and greet exercises. Establish an MS project, Entourage contact system, and Google group for the project. Breif team on the established science behind goniophotometery. Introduced the previously developed project readiness packet to the team members and make any necessary updates to the PRP. Ensure that all team members have an understanding of their function on the team and an established knowledge of goniophotometry. Ensure all team members have proper access rights to the digital functions established in week 1. Conduct brainstorming exercises with the team, review and reassess the needs assessment developed during DPM. Go over usage of Tortise SVN; if necessary, create an instructional packet on its usage. Benchmark the current products in the market and group the functional devices into groups. Assign these groups to team members according to their specific experience and training. Update the benchmarking specs. on the EDGE website. Ensure all team members can use Tortise SVN.
Electrical Engineer 1 Research how electrical engineering pertains to this project. Comprise a document containing information about what specific devices will be needed to create a system that can preform the desired functions as described by the project manager. Find out what kind of circuts will be needed to complete this project. Develop needs that will contribute to the project from a EE standpoint. Comprise a list in the imaging sector that focus on measuring gloss. Benchmark these devices and assess them and their electrical components. Establish a list of contacts that will contribute to the circut design within this project. Schedule a meeting with the most important of these contacts and explain the project to this person. Develop needs that will contribute to the project from a EE standpoint. Comprise a list in the imaging sector that focus on measuring gloss. Benchmark these devices and assess them and the metrics involved in their operation. Establish a list of contacts that will contribute to the electrical data aquisition devices (optics devices, photo-receptors, servos) within this project. Schedule a meeting with the most important of these contacts and explain the project to this person.
Three Week Project Plan
Person Week 0->1 Tasks (TBD) Week 1->2 Tasks (TBD) Week 2->3 Tasks (TBD)
Mechanical Engineer 1 Conduct an additional meeting with the project manager to establish what exactly is expected of him/her. Review in further detail the EDGE system, project readiness packet, and science of goniophotometry. Conduct an overall review of the needs assessment in the PRP. Link the valuable information that each team member has obtained with respect to their specific major and create an updated needs assessment. Meet with the PM to establish new weights for these needs. Ensure that all the needs are set for this system. Conduct expansive benchmarking that explores the entire science of goniophotometry, printing, and gloss measurement. Combine all the benchmarking research and update the benchmarking sections on the EDGE website. Isolate the most essential preformance factors associated with the current devices in the market and establish how this project can combine and improve upon devices used in industry.
Mechanical Engineer 2 Research what mechanical aspects will be involved in this project. Comprise a list of physical design items, heat influence factors of materials, and other aspects of mechanical engineering that directly relate to this project. Look into the fuser test bed project and the design aspects the ME group contributed to it. Develop a contact list of the most important people that relate to the physical (structural) aspects of this project. Schedule a meeting with the person on this list you feel would contribute most to this project. Looking at the benchmarking data from other team members, necessary device functions, and metrics associated with the project begin to develop system that could fill these established need requirements. Create rough drafts of these designs. In addition, meet with shop managers to find out operational protocal for making parts, buying material, and available hours with respect to purchasing and manufacturing parts for this device.
Computer Engineer(s) Find out what software was created by Dr. Arney's team this summer. Obtain the source code from this project and begin to review it. If possible, meet with the creator of this code to find out all possible information about it. Although it may seem early, research the most viable coading form for this project. Explain to the project manager more about the capabilites of software design, hardware interaction, and GUI creation. Meet with the statistican (ISE student) and electrical engineers to discuss how data will be measured in this project and what needs to be outputted to the device's user. Study hardware/software interaction and ensure that all the devices listed by the EE student can be accomidated by the computer system. Update outputted metric list according to research being done by the IE student. Conduct a meeting with a human factors expert to begin to design a basic operating graphical interfact for the system. Ensure that this system is robust enough that a user with limited skill can operate it. Consult the updated needs section and ensure that software/interfact design fulfills all of the needs.
Industrial Engineer/Statistican Research what are the most essential metrics in goniophotometry and printing. Update the EDGE website metric section and make any other necessary alterations to the site with respect to metrics. Consult with the project manager about how to use features on the Edge site and review Wiki editing. Meet with Dr. Esterman and any other established experts from the printing field. Establish the most essential metrics that are used in the printing industry. Find out what statistical and math oriented tools are used to yield these values. Schedule a meeting with the CE and EE associated with data aquisition and data GUI design. Convey to them what needs to be measured from the sample, and what informationneeds to be outputted to the device's user about the sample being taken. Schedule a meeting with Dr. Susan Farnand and Dr. Arney. Focus on the most essential metrics in this science and how this device will measure, compute, and output them. Make sure that this list of values is kept lean.

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