P16241: Autonomous People Mover Phase 3
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Team Setup

Member Role Major Contact
Joe Hudden Project Manager IE jmh4206@rit.edu
Eric Schulken Controls & Mechanical Design ME ems1552@rit.edu
Cody Smith Engineering Lead, Software & Communication CE cds7494@rit.edu
Jessica VanGiesen Electrical & Safety Design EE jlv4851@rit.edu
David Ruan Power & Electrical Design EE dxr2863@rit.edu
Michael Zielinski Controls & Safety Design EE mrz7263@rit.edu
Alex Avery Software, Communication & Electrical Design CE aja9675@rit.edu

Team Values and Norms

Team Values

The team discussed and agreed on the following values:

Team Norms: Peer Assessment Rubric

Each team member will complete a peer assessment of each of their teammates after each three week phase. The rubric below will be used in order for each team member to score one another. These norms reflect how each team member expects their peers to rate against the team values.

The rubric is stated below:

1 - Needs Improvement

3 - Good

5 - Excellent Performance

Value 1 3 5
Punctual Does not get work done when expected. Late to nearly every meeting. Is slow to respond to texts, emails, or other methods of communication. Is occasionally late to a meeting. Responds to group messages in a reasonable amount of time. Usually has expected work done in time. Always completes work on time. Shows up to meetings prepared and on time. Responds to group members in a timely manner. Not only is the team member always prompt and present, but the member clearly plans ahead for excused absences (such as job trips) and insures that the absence will not adversely affect the team's performance.
On-Task Team member is always on cell phone or using meeting time to look at unrelated topics. Member does not bring any insight to the group. Team member is own their phone half the time and is often distracted by other information. Member brings some insight to the group. Team member is always prepared and concentrating on the task at hand. Member challenges thoughts and brings great insight to the meetings.
Communication Team member does not communicate at all and makes team members jump through extraordinary hoops to reach them. During meetings, team member does not say anything and does not express interest in topics discussed. Team member takes a while to respond to different forms of communication like email or texts. Team member speaks up at most meetings and engages in the discussion at an average rate. Team member responds quickly and effectively to emails and text messages. Team member is always apart of the discussion and contributes greatly to the conversations.
Ethical Team member often makes others uncomfortable and is very rude and disruptive when others are giving input. The team member often causes arguments rather than compromising solutions. Team member usually acts in ethical and professional manner but has a slip up from time to time. Team member sometimes expresses opinions that would not be acceptable in the ethical world. Team member is always up to the highest standards for professional and ethical behavior. They do not make anyone uncomfortable and treat everyone equally and fairly.
Respect Team member often argues with other team members and does not allow them to get their point across when they are explaining something to the group. Team member encourages conflict within the team and does not communicate problems effectively. Team member is generally always respectful of other members and allows them to speak their mind before arguing the point if they feel they have to. Team member always treats other members with the highest respect and encourages hard work and understands the different points of views that different people have.
Work Load Distribution Team member is not doing the work they are assigned and is only taking on minimal workloads compared to the rest of the team. Team member expresses no interest in helping out the rest of the team and only cares about how little work they are getting. Team member takes on an average workload compared to everyone else. Team member accepts assignments but is not usually the first one to jump on it. Team member will help another member if they have too big of a workload. Team member is always taking responsibility for assignments and completing them in a timely manner. Team member effectively splits up workload when the distribution is uneven and encourages everyone to work together.
Open-Minded Team member has a closed mind and does not listen to anyone else's ideas or thoughts about a certain solution. Rather than talking through the other idea with the member, this team member constantly argues and pushes different solution away. Team member usually listens to the many different solutions and has a constructive conversation with the other members about the solutions. Team member does a lot of research and sometimes engages conversation about new potential solutions. Team member is always proposing interesting ways to look differently at things and encourages others to think outside the box. Member works effectively and successfully with team in order to come up with feasible solutions to the problems.

Project Plans & Schedules

Corresponding Document: Project Schedule

Risk Assessment

Risk Analysis as of November 18, 2015

Risk Analysis as of November 18, 2015

Corresponding Document: Risk Register

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

The notes which include tasks completed and action items from guide and team meetings can be found here.

Peer Reviews

Peer reviews will be conducted after each three week phase and will be reviewed by the guide and team members after being completed.

The peer evaluation template can be found here.

Project Reviews


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