P18711: MSD Team Assignment Process Improvement
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Preliminary Detailed Design

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Team Vision for Preliminary Detailed Design Phase

During this phase, our team planned to complete a logic flow diagram of the team assignment process, which will illustrate the process of how a student is assigned to a project. We also planned to collect data and analyze the results of the survey sent out for Fall 2017 students. With this we created a prototype survey to be used for future semesters.

The team brainstormed uses of a Bill of Materials this phase, and ultimately decided to forego the use of this document as there was no need to purchase or list any physical requirements.

Updated Requirements

Revisions were made to the Customer Requirements and the Engineering Requirements during this phase per Beth DeBartolo. Priorities were reviewed with an updated House of Quality.

Updated Customer Requirements:

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

Resulting Engineering Requirements:

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Updated House of Quality can be found on the Problem Definition page.

Prototyping, Engineering Analysis

Pre-Course Survey Prototype

To utilize student information in the system, the Pre-Course survey should be modified in order to capture all necessary data. The current version of the survey that was sent to Fall 2017 students is compared to the prototype survey to be used for Spring 2018 and modified further for Fall 2018.
Current Survey: Section 1

Current Survey: Section 1

Proposed Survey: Section 1

Proposed Survey: Section 1

Current Survey: Section 2

Current Survey: Section 2

Proposed Survey: Section 2

Proposed Survey: Section 2

Current Survey: Section 3

Current Survey: Section 3

Proposed Survey: Section 3

Proposed Survey: Section 3

Skills List Modifications

Skills that are listed on the PRP and on the current survey were compared in order to standardize the lists. Skills that sponsors and guides check for a project can be matched directly to the students with their survey responses. The following lists include current skills by discipline and suggested skills by discipline.

Skills in the proposed column colored darker represent skills that were added to the list.

BME Skills

BME Skills

CE Skills

CE Skills

EE Skills

EE Skills

ISE Skills

ISE Skills

ME Skills

ME Skills

Some skills listed under multiple disciplines included knowledge of software applications and programming languages. Since proficiency of these areas can be widely varied across students and disciplines, the team suggests separating these skills out in an additional section and ranking ability on a scale from 1 to 5.

The skills highlighted in blue above represent the skills that were taken down to this new section.

Software Skills

Software Skills

Mid-Course Survey Proposal

The team would like to send the following survey to students enrolled in MSD I and MSD II to find more information on current assignments.
Mid-Course Survey

Mid-Course Survey

PRP Documentation Prototype

PRP Input

PRP Input

This document would be filled with the linked PRP documents and shared with all discipline leads would fill with their predicted required number of students for each team. Then, it would be used as an input for the algorithm.

PRP Output

PRP Output

This document would be the output from the algorithm. It would fill some columns by just pulling information from the input, but the highlighted orange columns would be what it actually optimizes.

Feasibility Analysis

Computation Requirements

A discussed risk consisted of the fact that depending on how our algorithm assessed it's project options; it may have to assess over 8x300x420 options. This is equivalent to approximately 2.63815. After a quick check with a subject matter expert it was confirmed that although it may seem large, it should be fine for most computers to solve in a quick amount of time.

Revised Flow Charts

Following the System Level Design Review, suggested modifications to the functional decomposition "Black Box" diagram were proposed. Resulting can be seen in the following updated diagram.
Black Box Diagram

Black Box Diagram

Design and Flowcharts

Flowchart

Flowchart

Flowchart 2

Flowchart 2

Risk Assessment

Project risks arose this phase related to the feasibility of using RIT API to gather SIS data and using the team's prototype system for the Spring Semester assignment process. As a result, the overall risk score has not decreased since the last phase review. The probability of resource risks are expected to decrease by the end of MSD I and the probability of the technical risks are expected to decrease beginning in MSD II.

The updated risk matrix can aslo be found on the Planning & Execution page.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Design Review Materials

Meeting Date: 11/13/17 4:00-5:30pm

Location: GOL-1445

Attendees:

Agenda:

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

Slide Deck:Preliminary Detailed Design Review Presentation

Plans for next phase


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