Planning & Execution
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Intellectual Property ConsiderationsThe Model Railroad Control Panel Project is an open-source design available to any and all model railroad aficionados inside and outside of the RIT Model Railroad community. Due to its ability to be referenced and implemented with external customers such as any person in the Model Railroad community, our project does not have any intellectual property considerations. For more information on the project, please reference our one page Project Summary.
Team SetupOur team consists of five team members:
- Marianna Palacios
- Denisse Aquino
- Derek Schwartz
- Kevin Bradford
- Rui Chen
To view team member's majors and designated team roles, please reference the below image:
As a team, we have decided our team name to be "Team Unstoppable".
Project Team Norms and Values Definitions
The project team has identified four main values to measure their progress and involvement against. The below document will be referenced for team member evaluations with respect to team participation:
A working version of the Norms and Values document can be found here.
- Planned meeting space: MSD Design Center
- Planned build & test space: KGCOE 3rd Floor EE Lab
- Team Collaborative Documents: RIT MSD Team P19345 Google Drive
- EDGE Uploaded Documents: RIT Public TortoiseSVN Folders
- Additional Customer Communication: RIT Model Railroad Club
Stakeholder Register and Communication PlanTo better assist project completion and success, we have created a designated stakeholder register and communication plan. This document spells out what stakeholders are present in our project design and build, as well as how often we plan to communicate with them.
A working version of the Stakeholder Register and Communication Plan can be found here
Peer ReviewsPeer Reviews are completed collaboratively in one shared document available to the team in the RIT MSD Team P19345 Google Drive. Once all team members have completed their reviews, it is sent as one document to our guide, Harold Paschal.
Project Plans & Schedules
For MSD I & II, a Microsoft Project WBS and Gantt chart were created to track tasks, duration, team member resources and a visual representation of where we were at in the semester, ie./ on-track, behind schedule, etc. Each MSD phase referenced a schedule snapshot to be followed. Please reference the below example from MSD II's Systems Build and Test Prep phase.
- To view the Team Schedule followed in MSD I between January-May 2019, please click here.
- To view the Team Schedule for MSD II for the months of August-December 2019, please click here.