Planning & Execution
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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 expectations.
You may want to consider putting content related to this node in the Project Management directory. Several templates have been posted there for your reference.
Intellectual Property ConsiderationsIs 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?
Team RolesHas 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, etc?
Team Values and NormsCreated 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 & SchedulesMSD 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 project forward?
Risk AssessmentCreated 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 severity?
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & ActionsMSD I & II. Maintain a record of team/guide meetings. This includes discussion, action items, decisions made, and work assigned.
Peer ReviewsThese 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?
Project ReviewsPreparation, notes and actions, etc. Refer to Project Review page, as well.
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