Planning & Execution
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Jidoka is a term used in the Toyota Production System that refers to diagnosing an abnormality immediately and correcting it accordingly so that defects are not passed along to the next operator.
In order to improve quality on this line, two andon systems and a corresponding monitoring system are to be developed. One andon system is to be a typical system consisting of simple electronics. The other andon system is to be purely mechanical in nature. In order to highlight and record abnormalities, which can later be used to perform root cause analysis and develop preventative countermeasures, a monitoring system will be designed alongside the andon systems.
Customer NeedsThe current version of the customer needs, revision 3, can be viewed below.
The previous versions of the customer needs can be viewed by following the links below.
SpecificationsThe current version of the specifications can be viewed below.
The previous versions of the specifications can be viewed by following the links below.
Team Norms & ValuesTeam behavior expectations
It is our expectation that team members will be respectful of each other's ideas, keep one another informed, and balance workload amongst all people.
In order to ensure a balanced workload, we will discuss the allocation of work assignments as a team.
Roles and responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities (ie: the role of project manager) will be selected based on who volunteers and/or who is most qualified.
Honoring the strength of individuals
Individual responsibilities will be determined based on who volunteers and/or who is most qualified.
Interactions with guide
We will schedule and participate in continuous, weekly meetings with our guide.
Communication with one another
In order to facilitate communication with the entire group, we will utilize email, phone calls, and text messaging, as applicable.
Under ideals circumstances, we will make decisions based on consensus, but may be required to revert to alternate decision making options (ie: refer to expert, majority rules, etc.) as specific cases arise.
Expectations for integrity or responsibility
It is mutually beneficial for all group members to adhere to due dates and submit deliverables on time, especially when it affects the work and progress of somebody else.
If/when conflicts arise, the team will deal with problems on a team-level. One good strategy to avoid the escalation of anger and frustration might be to step away from the problem, time permitting, for a meeting, an hour, or even a day. If problems can't be managed within the confines of our group, we will consult our guide, as needed.
Project Plans & SchedulesThe current version of the gantt chart, revision 3, can be viewed below.
The previous version of the gantt chart can be viewed by following the link below.
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions
The agendas and minutes from past meetings can be viewed by following the links below.