P19433: Plastic Bottle Chip Melter

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Intellectual Property Considerations

All properties and ideas developed during this project will be public domain.

Team Setup

John Ackerman

Rachel Becker

Nicklaus Dahl

Josephine Keenan

Shannon Lamasko

Deryck Velasquez

Team Values and Norms

The team values and norms were established to describe the exemplary performance and behavior the team strive to achieve. Our team has decided on 6 different values that represent a great team member: punctual, thorough, accurate, preparedness, open communication and honest professionalism. There are different norms associated with each value that are the basis for peer evaluations. For more details, visit our team Values and Norms.

Project Plans & Schedules


Ensure timely delivery of all required work products, identify prerequisite tasks with owners, ensure special resource needs are met.

Work Breakdown Structure

The work breakdown for our team can be found here.

Gantt Chart

The current timeline for things that need to be completed in order to design the plastic chip melter.

Risk Assessment and Growth Curves

The working Risk Management document can be found here: Risk Management

Other Team Resources



Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

Meeting notes will be added as meetings occur and can be found here: Meeting Minutes

Peer Reviews

Peer reviews will be created at the end of Week 3. Peer reviews will be based on the values and norms decided on by the team. Each team member will be responsible for filling in the peer reviews for all members of the team on a weekly basis.



Customer Interviews

The team was able to interview Bonnie Yannie as well as Sally Kuehl from 4 Walls project to get their input on the device. The team was also able to interview Sarah Brownell since she was a key contact for the previous MSD teams in working on the Plastic Bottle Chip Melter.

Communication Plan

Customers will receive progress reports tri-weekly. Team will send additional emails if questions arrive.

Team and Customer Communication

Documentation will be shared with customer when all team members have looked it over and approved it. Communicator (Shannon) is in charge of keeping customers updated on project progress, and cc the rest of the team in all emails.

Within-Team Communication

Project Reviews

Will be updated after first Review with notes.

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