Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase
- Team fully understands the problem including deliverables, requirements, and constraints
- Team has become familiar with EDGE and is tracking project updates with Google Drive and OneNote
- Next steps for the team are defined and obtainable
Project SummaryTwice a year for the Spring and Fall Semesters, Multidisciplinary Senior Design Projects are assigned to engineering students based on a variety of factors. The current process to create project assignments is manually completed by faculty and staff over multiple weeks. Information regarding students' disciplines, preferences, and class section is collected through a survey and results are referenced against available projects to create teams.
This process has been used for creating team assignments for multiple years. As enrollment for Senior Design has been increasing, challenges faced for creating optimal team assignments have also increased. Tracking fluctuating projects, new student additions, and class section limits in multiple locations introduces chances of error in the system.
The goal of this project is to improve the process for creating team assignments to increase efficiency and limit errors while maintaining the current level of effectiveness. To accomplish this, the current student survey will be reevaluated and streamlined for better collection of results, the logic in dividing students to projects will be captured, and project selection criteria will be prioritized.
Use CasesThe following diagram illustrates the current process that is used for Team Assignments. Problem areas are highlighted in steps completed after student surveys are completed where student enrollment and project proposals are changing.
The following two use cases identify ways that the new system should be able to create Team Assignments when student enrollment changes after the student survey is completed and the first round of Team Assignments have been made.
The following two use cases identify ways that the new system should be able to create Team Assignments when project proposals are added or modified and when projects need to be removed.
Project Goals and Key DeliverablesThe end goal of this project is to build a program that will be capable of increasing levels of effectiveness in assigning MSD I & II projects to seniors. This means that this program will be capable of collecting information on student preferences, student capabilities and project needs. Ultimately, the system will streamline the assignment process and increase student satisfaction in the project they were assigned without missing any students in the process.
- Final prototype program
- Operators manual to guide use of program
- Data and analysis from test run
- Presentation at Imagine RIT
Within this project the main constraint outside of the outlined goals is to keep all personal and private information that students and SIS potentially provide safe.
- Co-op Experiene
- Project Proposer
- Requested Project
- Class Section
- Level of 'need' for each discipline in each project
- Dual degree
- Guide Availability
- Student Add - SIS
- Student Drop - SIS
Customer Requirements (Needs)
House of Quality
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
Design Review MaterialsMeeting Date: 9/18/17 2:30-3:00pm
Location: GLE-2255 Mobile Conference Room
Attendees: Beth DeBartolo, Chris Fisher, John Kaemmerlen
- Introduce Team
- Project Background
- Problem Statement & Deliverables
- Use Scenarios
- Customer Requirements
- Engineering Requirements
- Project Plan
- Risk Management
- Next Steps
Meeting Notes: to be recorded in the team's OneNote documents
Slide Deck: Problem Definition Review Presentation
Plans for Next Phase
- The team will meet with ISE faculty to present the problem and gather ideas that are generated
- All possible solutions proposed from ISE faculty will be analyzed
- Complete benchmarking research of similar systems used on and off campus
- Collect student satisfaction data by comparing students top project choices with actual project assignments