Your website should document your journey through MSD, so
include work-in-progress as well as latest results. Use
pdf's for display whenever possible so that information
is easily viewable without the need to download files and
open applications. (Your EDGE file repository should
still contain original editable files).
Sample categories are listed below, but feel free to
delete, change, or add nodes and files to better
correspond to your project and your Guide’s
You may want to consider putting content related to this
node in the Project Management
directory. Several templates have been posted there for
Intellectual Property Considerations
Is your team considering filing for a provisional or
non-provisional patent? Does your project's financial
support carry any IP requirements? Are there select
elements of your project that your customer has required
that you keep confidential?
Has the team arrived at consensus on a team leader?
Who will handle the other important non-design functions,
such as facilitator, purchasing, EDGE help, customer POC,
Team Values and Norms
Created in MSD I, updated in MSD II or as needed.
Refer to Team Values and Norms
page, as well. Has the team identified a means to address
issues and conflicts, as well as an escalation process?
Project Plans & Schedules
MSD I & II: work breakdown structure, Gantt
charts, schedule, etc. Does each team member know what he
should be working on at any given time in order to move the
Created in MSD I and updated throughout the project as
needed. What could possibly go wrong? As the project
progresses, are you actively managing these risks and
(hopefully) driving them to low likelihood and/or low
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions
MSD I & II. Maintain a record of team/guide
meetings. This includes discussion, action items, decisions
made, and work assigned.
These should be conducted after each 3-week phase, in
both MSD I & II. Are you using your peer reviews as an
objective tool to improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of the team and all its members?
Preparation, notes and actions, etc. Refer to Project Review
page, as well.
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