P17503: Electrophotographic Test Bed
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Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Reference the Project Management directory to view all files.

Intellectual Property Considerations

Our team does not believe we have to worry about intellectual property considerations at this time.

Team Setup

Name Role Skills Expertise
Ankit Project Manager Lean, TPS, A-3, PDCA, DMAIC Project Management, Performance Management, Lean Process
Brandon Mechanical Lead Matlab, CAD, Machining Structural Analysis, EDGE Master
Cameron Electrical Lead LabVIEW, Electronics, Low-Level Programming, Circuits Communication Systems, Ferroelectrics
Nathan Test Engineer LabVIEW, Matlab, Python, Java, Arduino Control Systems, Controls Software, Structural Analysis
Steph DLP Lead LabVIEW, CELconductor Control Software Software Integration
Zach Lead Design Engineer CAD, Matlab, LabVIEW Thermodynamics, Organization

Team Values and Norms

Value Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Needs Improvement Issue Mediation
Communication The individual frequently replies to emails, phone calls, and text messages quickly, usually within half an hour. He frequently contributes well-thought-out ideas with clarity. The individual replies to emails, text messages or phone calls within an hour. He also articulates ideas clearly, and contributes positively during discussions. The individual often replies very late, if at all, and does not contribute positively to group discussions. Poor communication negatively impacts the overall effectiveness of the team. Should a team member fail to communicate effectively and in a timely manner, a team discussion may be held in order to discuss the problem with the individual. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into account on an as needed basis.
Punctuality The individual is always early to all group meetings and frequently completes work before the team's specified deadline. The individual is usually on time to group meetings. He can be relied upon to get work done but does not always complete work by his specified deadline. The individual is usually late or not even present at a majority of the group meetings. He usually waits until the last minute to get his share of work done or does not complete his share at all. If someone cannot attend a meeting, he should communicate with the rest of the team and explain the circumstances as to why he cannot attend. If the timeliness of assigned tasks becomes a recurring issue, the team will notify the individual about the issue. If the issue is not rectified, intervention with the guide may be required.
Focus The individual is highly focused on the group tasks and puts forth his best effort to complete the project. Focus is not only on the issue at hand, but also the future of the project. The individual pays attention during meetings and makes valuable contributions. The individual is focused on the group tasks, the issue at hand, and completing the project. While he may be focused on current issues, he may lose track of future deadlines from time to time. He pays attention during meetings, and occasionally makes valuable contributions. The individual is not focused on tasks at hand or future project goals. He does not pay attention during meetings and constantly wastes the group's time by failing to offer valuable contributions. If a team member is constantly distracted while in a meeting with the team, or if they are distracting other team members, a discussion will be had with the individual. Should the problem persist, the guide shall be consulted and the member in question may be asked to leave the meeting so the rest of the team can be productive.
Quality The individual completes work at an exceptional level, beyond the basic requirements for tasks at hand , and is finished well before appropriate deadlines. The individual completes work that meets the minimum requirements for tasks at hand and finishes tasks by appropriate deadlines. The individual fails to complete work by specified deadlines. In addition, work submitted often fails to meet minimum requirements for tasks at hand. If said team member has more than one failure to complete work by specified deadline, a team meeting will be conducted in order to discuss the expectations from the member. This includes timeliness and quality of the work submitted, if submitted at all. If the work assigned is too much and too difficult, it is up to the member to communicate with the group and express the concerns. If this happens again after the first group meeting, the guide will be asked to intervene to help solve the situation.
Dedication The individual completes all assignments with time to spare, and volunteers to help others with their assignments. The individual uses allotted class time to work on assignments and completes all assigned tasks in a timely manner. The individual does not complete assigned work and is not fully committed to team's success. Should a specific individual undermine the progress of the team, more stringent deadlines will be placed on the individual to account for tardiness. It will also be required that the individual meet with other group members (at the adjacent individual's convenience) to ensure that the assigned work is getting completed on schedule. Should these methods prove unsuccessful, third party mediation/ultimatum will be sought from the guide.
Honesty The individual has a clear sense of the time it takes to do tasks, clearly communicates ability to complete tasks, and assures team members that work will be done. The individual occasionally misjudges the time it will take to complete tasks and is not always confident in their ability to complete assigned tasks. The individual does not have a sense of the time it takes to complete tasks, takes on more than they can handle, does not complete work, and leaves other members unsure if task will be completed by the deadline. Open and honest dialogue will be encouraged at all times. If one member senses that another member is struggling, is unsure about assigned tasks, or seems to lack the required knowledge, he should bring his concern up with the individual in question. The best way to do this would be on the side or through a personal email/text. It shows empathy and does not embarass the individual in question in front of the group. If negative behavior persists, then it should become a group discussion, eventually leading to intervention by the guide.
Responsibility The individual accomplishes all (100%) of his assigned tasks by the team's specified deadline. The individual often voluntarily assists in related tasks. The individual accomplishes most (80%) of his assigned tasks by the team's specified deadline. The individual seldom assists in related matters tasks. The individual rarely (50%) accomplishes his goals by the team's specified deadline. The individual rarely assists in related tasks. Should a specific individual undermine the progress of the team, more stringent deadlines will be placed on the individual to account for tardiness. It will also be required that the individual meet with other group members (at the adjacent individual's convenience) to ensure that the assigned work is getting completed on schedule. Should these methods prove unsuccessful, third party mediation/ultimatum will be sought from the guide.

Project Plans & Schedules

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Risk Assessment and Growth Curves

Risk Analysis(Click to Download)

Other Team Resources

The planned meeting space for our team, as well as our future build and test space, is the RIT Print Research and Imaging Systems Modeling Lab, or PRISM Lab. Not only is this lab the home of our test bed, but it serves as a hub where industry and acedemia meet. With it's diverse faculty and its focus on multidisciplinary collaboration, it will serve as an important resource for this project.

All members of the team have completed the online lab safety course required for working in the PRISM Lab.

Communication

All communication to the customer will be handled by the group’s point of contact.


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