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It looks like this page is not going to be used for our final submission of materials, so we should use this space as a sandbox for our submissions. All discussion should go into the Talk page linked to at the top of the screen. I'll probably be doing most of the wiki work putting things up and what not, but we can stay organized by keeping group discussion on the Talk page instead of in emails. Everything will be in one place, and be easier for Erich and Phil to look over if they need to. --Patrick (--MAE277 10 09 15:47, 30 September 2009 (EDT))

How To Post

To post something, you need to first Edit the page. You can edit other peoples' previous writing on the page, however, it is usually best just to add whatever you need to write onto the bottom of the discussion topic. There is a Preview button which you should use before finishing an Edit, but in case you accidentally make a mistake and mess up the page, it can easily be restored. On the Talk page, all comments should be indented using a colon to make things easier to read. Simply use one more colon than the previous poster used to make it legible. You should always sign your posts with a (--~~~~) or click the Signature button (add parentheses) while editing at the end of your post. Lastly, always put your name into the Summary box at the bottom of the Edit page, along with a brief mention of what you changed. This will save us a lot of time at the end of the semester. --Patrick (--MAE277 10 09 15:47, 30 September 2009 (EDT))


Management Proposal

The group plans to manage the work through a sustained effort during the semester. The roles listed below assign responsibilities to each member and hold them accountable for the completion of certain tasks. The tasks that need to be done are listed in the timeline. The timeline and Gantt chart will serve as a guide for the group to gauge and evaluate the overall progress towards the final completion of the project throughout the semester. The group will have regular meetings each Thursday at 3:30pm in 101 Bell to discuss the previous week’s work and the next week’s work. Each member has a copy each others’ schedule and contact information so it will be easy to have many informal meetings and communications for work done in smaller groups. The point of contact or communication liaison for the group will be the Project Manager- Justin Storms.

Group Roles

1. Project Manager- Justin Storms
The Project Manager of the group will oversee that the project is moving along at the scheduled pace. He keeps up communication and organization of the group in order to keep everyone on the same page. Communications and questions with the course instructor and teaching assistants can be handled through the project manager.
2. Lead Wiki Developer- Patrick Smith
The Lead Wiki Developer of the group will assure that the Wiki site is being maintained and properly formatted. He will assist other group members in learning how to post to the Wiki correctly in order to make optimal use of it.
3. Dissection/Assembly Leaders- Andrew Engelbach-Schafer and Ryan Adams
The Dissection/Assembly Leads of the group will work together to manage the disassembly and recording of each step. They will also oversee the reassembly of the product and are primarily responsible for the successful reassembly of the product back to working order. The leaders will verify that documentation is done for both the dissection and reassembly processes. Any major obstacles encountered in the dissection or assembly of the product will be directed to the Dissection/Assembly Leaders to solve.
4. CAD Model Leader- Damitha Abeykoon
The CAD Model Lead will do a large portion of the three dimensional solid models of the components of the dissected product. He will teach and show other group members working on the modeling what must be done. The CAD Model Lead monitors the progress of the models and assures that they will be accurate and complete by the deadline.
Along with the above mentioned roles, each member of the group will take some part in each of the major areas of disassembly, assembly, component and engineering analysis, creating design revisions, CAD modeling, documenting the steps, and posting to the Wiki. The Dissection/Assembly Leads will keep each other up to date and work together to ensure that what is taken apart can be put back together the proper way. Each member is responsible for reading and reviewing written parts that will be handed in and posted to the Wiki. One of the main management goals of the group is for each member to take on a larger responsibility in one area while still receiving help and helping others successfully fulfill their roles.

Timeline

1. Request for Proposal- Due 10/9
1.1 Work Proposal (9/27-10/7)
The work proposal was discussed during a group meeting. Andrew took on the responsibility of expanding on what we discussed and typing up a formal proposal to be submitted. It will be read and reviewed by the rest of the group before submission.
1.2 Management Proposal (9/27-10/7)
The management proposal was discussed during a group meeting. Justin took on the responsibility of going into detail and giving formal descriptions of the things discussed. He will send the report around for review by the rest of the group before submission.
1.3 Initial Product Assessment (9/27-10/7)
The initial product assessment was handled by Damitha and Ryan. They put the responses into a technical writing and will send around the final report for review by the other group members.
1.4 Wiki Posting (10/7-10/9)
Patrick will post the entirety of the request for proposal in proper format on the Wiki site since he is the Lead Wiki Developer.

2. Preliminary Product Review- Due 10/30

2.1 Dissection Process (10/10-10/23)
The dissection process will be managed by the Dissection/Assembly Leads. They will work to solve many of the problems the group members encounter with taking apart each part of the line trimmer. This will include finding out what the proper tools are for each part in the dissection process.
2.2 Write Dissection Report (10/17-10/28)
The group will develop a scale for ease and complexity. It will then explain and discuss each step of the disassembly and relate it to the established scale. Pictures and videos will be included on the Wiki site.
2.3 Causes for Corrective Action (10/24-10/28)
By the last week of the preliminary product review the group will meet and assess its standing compared to the previously drafted timeline. Decisions will be made on whether to adjust or change responsibilities, roles and work. A formal write-up will be done if there are major changes by the Project Manager.
2.4 Wiki Posting (10/26-10/30)
The Wiki posting of the dissection report will be posted in the last week of the preliminary product review. All of the group members will try to help Lead Wiki Developer to get everything posted on the Wiki in presentable format including text, pictures and videos.

3. Coordination Review- Due 11/23

3.1 Component Summary (10/31-11/20)
All of the group members will work on the components summary to answer the questions listed on the coordination review assignment sheet. The Project Manager will type up these results into a presentable manner for the Wiki.
3.2 Design Revisions (10/31-11/20)
All of the group members will discuss ideas for possible design revisions. After deciding on three design changes, one of the Dissection/Assembly Leads will write a technical report explaining the design changes. This will be then posted to the Wiki.
3.3 Solid Model Assembly (10/31-11/20)
The CAD Model Lead will create solid models of four components that he and the group choose from the line trimmer. Other group members will try and assist in drawing some of the components as much as they can. The final assembly of the components in sequence will be passed on to the Lead Wiki Developer to post to the Wiki.
3.4 Engineering Analysis (10/31-11/20)
All of the group members will discuss and give engineering analysis on the line trimmer. One of the Dissection/Assembly Leads will write a technical report explaining the engineering analysis that was done on the product. This will be then posted to the Wiki.
3.5 Causes for Corrective Action (11/18-11/22)
By the last week of the coordination review the group will meet and assess its standing compared to the previously drafted timeline. Decisions will be made on whether to adjust or change responsibilities, roles and work. A formal write-up will be done if there are major changes by the Project Manager.
3.6 Wiki Posting (11/5-11/23)
Many of the group members should be posting to the Wiki as they finish up their parts of the report. The Lead Wiki Developer will make sure that everything is posted by the due date in a neat and professional looking manner.

4. Critical Project Review- Due 12/7

4.1 Reassembly Process (11/24-12/2)
The reassembly process will be managed by the Dissection/Assembly Leads. They will work to solve many of the problems the group members encounter with putting each part of the line trimmer back together in the proper way. This will include finding out what the proper tools are for assembling each part and making sure the product works.
4.2 Write Reassembly Report (11/28-12/5)
The group will explain and discuss each step of the assembly with specific detail on unique challenges. Pictures and videos will be included on the Wiki site of the assembly process.
4.3 Wiki Posting (12/2-12/7)
Many of the group members should be posting to the Wiki as they finish up their parts of the report. The Lead Wiki Developer will make sure that everything is posted by the due date in a neat and professional looking manner.

5. Delivery- Due 12/11

5.1 Compliance Matrix (12/6-12/10)
The group will meet and go over the compliance matrix. The Project Manager will type any notes that need to be made with respect to the compliance matrix.
5.2 Oral Presentation Preparation (12/4-12/9)
All of the group members will meet to devise the points that need to be covered in the oral presentation. Each member will receive a topic to discuss and present.
5.3 Finalize Wiki (12/3-12/11)
This includes the addition of an executive summary, introduction and list of references. Everything else in the Wiki must be in good order and format and ready for final submission.
Group 10 Gantt Chart

--Justin (--MAE277 10 09 22:41, 7 October 2009 (EDT))