P15310: SATCOM on the Move

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Team Responsibilities

Team Roles

Team Values

At the beginning of the project, the team discussed several team values that each of us wanted to regard. Based upon the team values presented in class, our group has decided to adopt these principles and revise them as needed. Please refer to the Team Values and Norms page for a more detailed breakdown of expectations for each member of the team.

Team Norms

The items below are adapted as needed for the team's use and self-direction. This starting point was prepared by collecting best practices from a number of successful previous senior design teams. Generally, the list of core values should be fairly short, and compelling. Don't try to legislate every aspect of team behavior, but make sure that the really important expectations are laid out clearly.




Professional and Ethical

Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT.

Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.

Peer Reviews

Peer reviews will be performed by member of the team, assessing the performance of the other team members throughout the project. They will be filled out at the end of each major milestone within the project, and submitted to the faculty guide for evaluation. It is the guide's responsibility to evaluate each team member and assign an according grade.

Peer Review Template Adopted by the Team

Project Plans & Schedules

Overall Project Plan

The overall project plan was created at the beginning of our project discussion, using Microsoft Project. Several milestones were set by the team to meet the expectations of both the customer and the guide to ensure steady progress throughout the design and building of our project.

For a detailed view of the project plan for MSD I, click here.

For a high level view of the project plan for MSD II, click here.

For a detailed view of the project plan for MSD II, click here.

For the current status of the project plan for MSD II, click here.

Rolling Action Item List

In addition, a Rolling Action Item List (RAIL) was also utilized throughout the semester as a quick reminder of current tasks and action items after each and every meeting.
RAIL Task Forecasting

RAIL Task Forecasting

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

Weekly meetings are scheduled throughout the semester with all team members and guide. Bi-weekly meetings with the customer, Spectracom, have also been scheduled to keep them abreast of the progression throughout this project. Link to Meeting Minutes Folder

Project Reviews

Preparation, notes and actions, etc. Refer to Project Review page, as well.

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