P18711: MSD Team Assignment Process Improvement
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Build & Test Prep

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Team Vision for Build & Test Prep Phase

Test Plan Summary

Each Engineering Requirement has been mapped to a test plan to ensure the satisfaction of the specification. The desired values for each metric have been updated and will be used to validate the test plan results. The status of each test plan is summarized with an icon and color described in the key.

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Key

Key

Test Plans

Detailed test plans have been developed around three main functions of the assignment process. Various Engineering Requirements fall into these categories and have been included on each one. Each test plan is designed to be sequential and depend on the outcome and results of the previous test plan. This iterative process will be similar to an agile method of software development.
Test Plan 1

Test Plan 1

Test Plan 2

Test Plan 2

Test Plan 3

Test Plan 3

Student Satisfaction Survey Results

A survey was sent to students finishing MSD I and MSD II to gather data on what they thought of their assignment. A total of 51 students completed the survey.

First the students were asked how they were placed on their project teams and an equal amount were either placed on a project that they had requested as a top choice or not placed a a project that was a top choice. The remaining third of students were either on a student proposed project or didn't have a preference.

The results of this question show that there could be some improvement to the percentage of students that are placed on a project that they have selected as a top choice.

How Students Were Assigned

How Students Were Assigned

Next the students were asked how well they thought their skills and interests were matched to their assigned project. In both cases a majority of students specified that an expected amount, or over an expected amount of skills were used and their interests were congruent.

Students overall satisfaction with their assignments was also rated on a scale of 1-5 and results were positive. The negative responses for this question may be skewed due to students not satisfied with their team members rather than their team assignments.

The results of these questions show that, generally, skills and interests are satisfied by project assignments and some improvement could be made to increase the percent match even more.

Skills, Interests, and Satisfaction Results

Skills, Interests, and Satisfaction Results

Spring Assignment Results

Excel Tool

Excel Tool

This tool show the percentage match of each student to each project based on their survey results and project requirements.
Top 5 Choices Matrix

Top 5 Choices Matrix

This is an example of the multiple matrices that were created in order to calculate the final percentage match of students to projects. This specific matrix matches each student to each of their top 5 project choices.

Risk and Problem Tracking

During this phase, a problem tracking device was created to document any problems or issues that arise during testing in MSD II. This tracker will include pertinent information on the problem and how a solution will be carried out. Any bugs in the coding aspect of the system will be documented here to ensure the team is aware of road blocks and progress.
Problem & Issue Tracker

Problem & Issue Tracker

The risk tracker has remained the same as the last review and can be found on the Planning & Execution page.

Design Review Materials

Meeting Date: 1/24/18 1:15-1:30PM

Location: GLE 4425 Senior Design Floor

Attendees: Beth DeBartolo, Chris Fisher, John Kaemmerlen

Agenda:

Meeting Notes: to be recorded in the team's OneNote documents

Slide Deck: Build & Test Prep Review Presentation

Plans for next phase


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