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).
Content related to this node should go in the Project Management directory. Several templates have been posted there for your reference.
All template text and instructions must be removed prior to the Week 3 Problem Definition Review
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?
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- Facilitate team coordination and identify lacking capabilities.
- Establish good practice of structured, coordinated documentation.
- Instructions and EXAMPLE must be deleted before the Problem Definition Review.
- The team should arrive at consensus on a leader.
- Assign responsibility for other important non-design roles and functions, such as facilitator, purchasing, EDGE help, customer PIC, etc. One member should take ownership of this document and ensure it is completed and loaded on EDGE.
- Capture relevant skills and experiences of each team member.
- Considering the purpose, the team should anticipate potential failure modes associated with construction and use of this document.
Inputs and Source
- Skills - team and guides.
- Expertise - SMEs.
Outputs and DestinationDocument of team capabilities and resources that can be accessed later.
Team Values and Norms
|Value||Unsatisfactory||Needs Improvement||Meets Expectations||Exceeds Expectations|
|Treat others as we would like to be treated||Rude or unproductive behavior||Apathetic Responses||Follows requests while contributing to conversations||Excited to work towards our common goal and contributes to future planning|
|Communication with others if you have concerns||Instead of confronting the issue, the team member stays quiet||Sticky note comments instead of explaining the concerns||When concerns arise using the facilitator to mediate the concerns||Talking with the team as a whole before issues get out of hand, while taking into consideration the perspectives of each other|
|Be proactive (create a timeline)||Never brings work in that is requested of them, and often is unwilling to help with future planning||Often late with work and the work brought in is not complete||Work is all that is requested and on time||Work is often beyond expectations while the team member is often following out the 3 week plans.|
|Hold others accountable||The team does not recognize a member when there is a lack of work||The team notes the member who is not completing work, and creates less responsibilities for the member||When work is acceptable or subpar each member is praised and scolded respectively||Creation of a weekly plan for all members to stay on track of goals, while reminding those who have fallen short in the past that their particular part is due.|
|Ask for help and ask early on instead of waiting||Team member never calls for help and allows issues to pile up. Team member also refuses help when offered||When help is offered the member accepts but only when offered, otherwise the team member never asks for help||At time of issue the team member asks for assistance||The team member recognizes that an issue will occur with a task and ask for assistance to complete the future task.|
Project Plans & Schedules
Risk Assessment and Growth Curves
Other Team Resources
|previous model is kept||Institute (73)||Basement(A190)|
|Other projects are housed||Institute (73)||4th floor (4138)|
- Planned meeting space (default is MSD Design Center)
- Planned build & test space (e.g., Design Center, EE Senior Design Lab, CE Projects Lab, ME Machine Shop, Brinkman Lab, other faculty lab on campus, onsite at customer location, etc.)
- Any RIT or customer safety training required to use
- RIT Training may include, for example: lab/studio safety, fire safety, laser safety, hazardous waste management, radiation safety, gas cylinder training, shop safety
- Full list of available RIT courses is available here. If you have an external customer, they may require additional training.
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & ActionsMSD I & II. Maintain a record of team/guide meetings. This includes discussion, action items, decisions made, and work assigned.
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- Establish customer point of contact
- Establish preferred method of communication
- Establish expected frequency of communication
- Determine customer availability for each of the 5 reviews
- Identify a team member to handle customer
- Establish team expectations for cc on customer emails
- Set expectations for how/when pre-read documentation will be shared with customer
- Establish expectations for within-team communication
- Establish preferred method of communication
- Establish expectations for how/when to include guide in communication
- Establish team expectations for cc on within-team messages