Build & Test Prep
Table of Contents
Team Vision for Build & Test Prep PhaseFor this first phase of MSD2 we planned on ordering all of the materials needed to build our composter. As a team we also planned to reevaluate our test plans, update our risks, revise our project schedule, and tie up any loose ends from the previous semester.
By the end of this phase we ordered most of the materials needed for the next phase. We have received our first shipments, and are waiting for the remaining parts to arrive. All deliverables for this phase have been completed and can be reviewed below.
Test Plan SummaryTest plans and applicable standards were created in MSD1. No changes were identified in the Build & Test Prep phase, but we will continue to monitor its accuracy in the following phases.
Order SummaryIn this phase we ordered the majority of our materials. The major hang ups we experienced were finding approved vendors that sell the materials we need. We currently have about half of our required materials in our posession, and it's enough for us to start building some subsystems. Our 80/20 materials are have been ordered, after some issues with the PICS ordering system and MSD office. Lastly we need to find an approved vendor that sells the materials needed for the frass removal system.
Risk AssessmentNew risks are added when identified. Each risk's importance is rescored at the end of each phase when circumstances change their likelihood or severity. The following risks were identified in the Build & Test Prep phase:
- Team members miss time due to job hunt/interviews
- Lost time due to personal/familial circumstances
- Ordering complications with MSD Office
- Shipping delays/complications
- Manufacturing mistakes
Problem TrackingThe team created a procedure/document to tackle problems as efficiently as possible: Problem Tracking.
Build & Test Prep and Subsystem Build & Test
Integrated System Build & Test and Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation
Overview of Changes
- Revised project completion date to ~10 days before
- This will provide a buffer in case any large scale problems develop
- Created end dates for subsystem completion
- Altered time to complete technical paper, team poster, etc.
- Revised dates to better conform to Tues/Thurs class schedule
- Other small miscellaneous changes
Design Review MaterialsThe agenda for the detailed design review presentation can be downloaded using the following link: Agenda.
The detailed design review presentation can be downloaded using the following link: Presentation.