Planning & Execution
Table of Contents
Team Norms & Values
1. What are you expectations for team behavior?
- The expectation is that there will be a high level of communication between all team members. All progress made in the project will be relayed to the entire team as soon as possible. Team members should be respectful of other team member’s ideas and creations. Work is expected to be professional.
2. How will you ensure balanced distribution of work?
- Each meeting, the group will list the tasks that need to be accomplished before the next meeting. The group will work together to delegate the tasks based on the estimated time to complete each task. If one team member’s task takes significantly longer to complete than anticipated, that team member will talk with the rest of the team to redistribute the task. The opposite is also true.
3. How will you determine roles and responsibilities?
- Each team member has his own skillset. Roles and responsibilities will be delegated based on these skillsets.
4. How will you honor the strengths of the individuals?
- Tasks will be delegated to the individual based on his skillset. Team members will help one another with assigned tasks.
5. How will you interact with your Guide?
- There is a scheduled meeting every Tuesday from 10am until 11am with the Guide. This meeting may be substituted by a block of time during the class time, as time permits. The Guide may also be emailed if an answer is needed before the next meeting.
6. How will you communicate with each other?
- The team will communicate by talking in class. There is an email chain that has already been going to give up-to-date status updates on the project.
7. How will you make decisions?
- Each team member will become experts on topics. The group will discuss and make decisions based on the expert’s research.
8. What are the expectations for integrity or responsibility with assigned tasks?
- Group members should complete tasks as soon as possible. Tasks should be completed at least one day before the due date. Completing these tasks early will allow ample time for review. It is each team member’s responsibility to ask questions when needed.
9. How will you manage conflict or when these expectations are NOT met?
- To manage conflict, the entire team should be made aware of the conflict and should work to resolve it during a group meeting. The adviser may be asked to attend this meeting if the team feels that he is needed to resolve the conflict.
Project Plans & SchedulesMSD II Schedule can be downloaded here.
MSD II Testing Plan can be downloaded here.
- Team meetings will be held 1-2 times a week during class.
- Tuesday 10-11am is reserved for the guide meeting. Additional guide meetings will occur as needed.
- Team meetings will be held as necessary.
- Tuesday 8:30-9:30am will be reserved for the guide meeting.