P18485: Biochar Concrete Roofing Tile Manufacturing and Complete Roof System
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Gate Reviews

Table of Contents

MSD I: Readiness to move to Build & Test

Self Critique

After the completion of the Detailed Design Phase, the team met to complete a "Self-Critique" to see the status of the team and its dynamic. Below are two portions of the critique: Team Self Critique and Self-Assessment.

Team Self Critique

 Team Self Critique

Team Self Critique

Self-Assessment

 Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

Status Review

Status Review of Tasks

Status Review of Tasks

Project plan/schedule

In this Section, the team will explain how the scope has changed, and how the schedule changed.

Individual Team Member Statuses

In this Section, each Group Member will answer these following questions:Did you deliver on your personal responsibilities? Did you use your MSD I plan effectively? Was it realistic? If not already addressed above, what did you learn from this and how have you applied this toward a meaningful and realistic MSD II plan?

Risk Assessment(s) Throughout Our Project

In this Section, the team compares our current risk assessment to our original, answering these questions:

A lot of our risks are long-term risks that can be closed out after testing and creation of roof tiles. Risks that have to do with the manufacturing process have been partially completed such as quality, but until we have a concrete process, mix, and needed equipment they cannot be closed.

Yes every risk has an action to minimize the risks and team members are consciously making decisions around these risks.

The only the risks that could be manifested as problems would be that there are not be a demand for the new tiles in Nicaragua, the testing of samples does not lead in a definitive direction, and quality of tiles is not maintained.

The risk assessment started off with solely the tile, the installation process, and the manufacturing process and then evolved into more about our teams risks (manufacturing/installation→use/testing). I learned to think about the entire project instead of the final product.

MSD II Schedule

In this Section, the team discusses the estimated schedule for MSD II. Below is a Gantt chart for our plan.
 Gantt Chart for Project Planning

Gantt Chart for Project Planning

By Month Planning:

Our Vision of the Imagine RIT exhibit:

Subsystem Completion Table Updates

Below are the Subsystems Completion tables for Business and Tile end of the project. Looking at these tables, the team can see where it is on each of the subsystems that need to be focused on and completed:

Business

Business Subsystem

Business Subsystem

Tile
Tile Subsystem

Tile Subsystem

MSD II: Project close-out

This section covers the Gate Review and project close out for P18485.

Status Review

Current state of the project

Below is the table of actual performance vs. requirements. This table outlines the Engineering requirements presented at the beginning of the project, versus the actual performance of the team.

Requirements vs. Performance

Requirements vs. Performance

The following Engineering Requirements were unmet, with explanation: Percent of pumice particles in range (ER2), and Total roof cost by 4walls (ER16).

Final design robustness:

Overall, our product was robust and is ready to be tested in Nicaragua.

Project Budget:

Budgets

Budgets

Customer's assessment of delivered work:

Were they satisfied?

Project Plan Comparisons:

Did the scope of your project change during MSD II?

How and why did your schedule change during MSD II?

Below, is the Final Completion Tables for the project. Most tasks have been closed out denoted by 100%. Any sections with blue were helped majorly by the business team, and anything in yellow with an N/A is considered out of scope.

Completion Tables

Completion Tables

The team concludes the following items after the conclusion of the project:

Team Review

Individual Team Member Status Review

In this section, each team member will discuss their answers to the following questions:

Daniel

Derick

Matt

Connor

Below is the team's updated team critique:

Team Critique

Team Critique

Problems and Lessons Learned

Risks and Problems

This section review our current risk assessment and problem solving status:

Below is our problem tracking table. This tool is useful in conquering some of the obstacles in an organized manner. Note that all problems have been solved for the project:

Problem Tracking

Problem Tracking

As a note, most problems were caused by risks dealing with materials, design changes, and lead times.

Lessons Learned

Some of the lessons learned included:

Advice and Future Steps

P18485 has the following advice for any future teams working on the project:

Advice and Future Steps

Designated Components for Hand Future Team Hand Off:

Deliverable Checklist and Website Status COMPLETE


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