P18351: Sandia Passive Vacuum Detection Team A
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Planning & Execution

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Intellectual Property Considerations

Is 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?

There is an excellent set of short videos for reference at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmNrnoyQ30KvvBuMJXaPjdFjq-Jm6ghqE

Team Setup

Purpose

  1. Facilitate team coordination and identify lacking capabilities.
  2. Establish good practice of structured, coordinated documentation.

Instructions

  1. Instructions and EXAMPLE must be deleted before the Problem Definition Review.
  2. The team should arrive at consensus on a leader.
  3. 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.
  4. Capture relevant skills and experiences of each team member.
  5. Considering the purpose, the team should anticipate potential failure modes associated with construction and use of this document.

Inputs and Source

  1. Skills - team and guides.
  2. Expertise - SMEs.

Outputs and Destination

Document of team capabilities and resources that can be accessed later.

Team Values and Norms

Purpose

Define the team's expectations of its members and used as the basis for peer reviews.

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Inputs and Source

  1. Team members.
  2. Reference doc.
  3. Guide.

Outputs and Destination

Incorporate when considering team plus/delta recommendations during Peer Review

Project Plans & Schedules

Purpose

Ensure timely delivery of all required work products, identify prerequisite tasks with owners, ensure special resource needs are met.
Design Schedule (Preliminary)

Design Schedule (Preliminary)

Risk Assessment and Growth Curves

Purpose

  1. Facilitate anticipation, avoidance, abatement and accommodation of problems.
  2. Assess team process capability to drive risk importance total to zero by project end.
Risk Management

Risk Management

Inputs and Source

  1. Team members.
  2. Template and Example.
  3. Reference doc.
  4. Customer Requirements.
  5. Engineering Requirements.
  6. System and Detail Designs.
  7. Procurement, Production, and Assembly plans.
  8. Test plans.
  9. Overall Process.

Outputs and Destination

Completed form to be revisited at all project reviews.

Other Team Resources

Your team may have other resource requirements. With your customer and guide, your team should identify:

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

MSD I & II. Maintain a record of team/guide meetings. This includes discussion, action items, decisions made, and work assigned.

Peer Reviews

Purpose

Provide feedback that enables improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of individuals and the whole team.

Instructions

  1. Instructions and EXAMPLE must be deleted before the Problem Definition Review.
  2. Identify an owner for this document.
  3. Each team member will assess each of their team mate per the criteria established in the Values and Norms section.
  4. Each member will acknowledge excellent behaviors of their fellow team members and provide constructive recommendations to improve the team effectiveness and/or efficiency. (plus/delta recommendations)
  5. Considering the purpose, the team should anticipate potential failure modes associated with construction and use of this document.

Inputs and Source

  1. Team members.
  2. Template and Example.
  3. Reference doc.
  4. Guide.

Outputs and Destination

Review form that is shared with Guide at the end of each cycle. All peer reviews are done using the myCourses peer2peer tool, and teams will discuss the results with their guide after each phase.

Communication

Project Reviews

Preparation, notes and actions, etc. Refer to Gate Reviews page, as well.

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