P16007: Motor-Assisted Wheelchair

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Team Setup

Member Academic Major Role Contact
Alan Burger Mechanical Engineering Lead Engineer agb4860@rit.edu
Brenden Hoff Industrial Engineering Project Manager bmh4060@rit.edu
Brad Shumway Electrical Engineering Team Member bas4077@rit.edu
Jason Zhong Electrical Engineering Team Member zxz4297@rit.edu
Nicholas Brown Mechanical Engineering Team Member nob5587@rit.edu
Dat Le Mechanical Engineering Team Member dbl7550@rit.edu

Team Values and Norms

Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. An absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email, etc). Any work assigned to a specific person should be completed by the due date agreed upon by the team. All the due dates/assigned tasks will be kept track of in the actions/issues/decisions log.
Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person. If the team member is behind on deadlines or does not anticipate being able to complete their task on time, they should notify the team as soon as possible.
Each team member completes their work accurately and in a way that can be easily checked for accuracy by peers and the faculty guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow.
Professional and Ethical
Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.
Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT http://www.rit.edu/overview/vision.html
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.

Project Plans & Schedules

Project Schedule


Project Schedule (MS Project File)

Plans for Phase 2

Team Vision

Individual Plan

Plans for Phase 3

Team Vision

Individual Plan

Plans for Phase 4

Team Vision

Individual Plan

Plans for Phase 5

Team Vision

Individual Plan

Risk Assessment


Live Document Past Versions

Test Plans

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

Actions, Issues, Decisions Log

Peer Reviews

Peer Reviews for each Phase

Reviews of one another are done through a google form and report into a document associated with the form. They are done at the end of each phase.

Team Norms: Peer Assessment Rubric

Every team member will conduct a phase peer assessment of their team-mates. The rubric below indicates how each team member will assess their peers. These 'Norms' reflect how each team member expects their peers to meet the team 'Values'. The entries in the table below represent a starting point, or example, typical of what other design teams have successfully employed in the past. Each team should modify or update their Norms each time the team Values are updated.

Accepted Norms of Performance: Peer Assessment Rubric
Value Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Punctual 1+ unexcused absence, late notification to team members (emergencies exempted as long as team member notifies team as soon as practical). Arrive no more than 15 minutes late once during the review period (notifies team), is on time to remaining meetings. Is on time for all meetings and is prepared to contribute to the meeting.
Value Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Thorough Has made little progress to assigned tasks or requires additional work to be done to achieve quality standards. Rarely notifies team if will have a delay in completing assigned task.` Has completed assigned tasks on time and does not require any additional work aside from minor edits. Has completed assigned tasks on time/ahead of time and connects the tasks to the remainder of the project.
Value Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Accurate The work has many errors and requires extensive additional work to correct. The work is mostly correct and only requires minor additional edits The work is flawless and able to be easily verified by other engineers.
Value Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Professional and Ethical Team member does not give credit to those who helped complete different tasks. The team mate does not contribute and brings a negative attitude to group meetings/events. The team member behaves responsibly, professionally. Team member knows their role as an engineer and embraces it. Treats all other team members with respect and works out disagreements in a positive manner. The team member displays professional behavior when interacting with others outside the team as well as other team members. Team member encourages positive behavior from other team members and helps to resolve disagreements in the team.
Value Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Committed Shows little/no interest in the project. Exerts little effort in making the project successful. Actively participates in the project. Take on fair share of work to complete. Takes on additional work for the project, volunteers to do certain tasks. Does not need to be assigned specific tasks.

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