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Purpose
 
  
This is the planning stage of the project. You will be assessing the project, the product, and your
 
group. The deliverables for this gate are the Work Proposal, Management Proposal, and the
 
Initial Assessment. These are to be submitted in a technical report via the group’s wiki page.
 
Project Management: Request for Proposal
 
  
 
Work Proposal
 
Work Proposal
 
Your group needs to provide an overview of how you plan to reverse engineer your product.
 
Propose an approach for disassembly and assembly with specific details on what tools will be
 
required, how long it will take and the challenges you have identified through initial inspection
 
of your product. Be sure to include a summary of the capabilities your group has and the
 
shortcomings you may have. You will not be penalized for providing an honest evaluation of
 
your abilities; you should take time to assess those skills you currently have, and identify the
 
skills you must develop to be successful.
 
  
 
Management Proposal
 
Management Proposal
  
How does your group plan to manage its work? Provide a point of contact for me to get in
 
touch with your group and outline how often you will meet, where you will meet and at what
 
time. Provide me with a plan that will enable you to meet all the project requirements in the
 
timeline provided. You should also provide roles for your group members, like “Project
 
Manager,” “Technical Lead,” “Communication Liaison” or others that will be needed for
 
success. For each role outline a list of responsibilities, specific to each gate. Be sure to address
 
how you will handle group conflicts.
 
Product Archaeology: Preparation and Initial Assessment
 
Complete a thorough analysis of your product without doing any dissection, either physical or
 
virtual; you may not open up your product beyond normal usage or use exploded assembly
 
drawings. Normal usage covers anything a customer would do in using the product, such as
 
changing a filter in a vacuum cleaner or replacing batteries in a toy. The goal of this stage is to
 
familiarize your group with the product and gather the required information to successfully
 
complete the product dissection. Your analysis should at a minimum answer the questions in
 
Table 1. Use photographs, videos, and animations when appropriate.MAE 277: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice Fall 2013
 
Instructors: Phil Cormier and Andrew Olewnik
 
Course Project: Gate 1 – Project Planning
 
Copyright 2013 – Andrew Olewnik and Phillip M. Cormier
 
 
Table 1: Preparation and Initial Assessment Questions
 
 
Create a development profile for the product(s):
 
Create a development profile for the product(s):
When was the product developed?
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What were the key economic and global concerns at the time of development?
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In what countries or regions is the product intended to be sold?
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What was the intended impact on the consumer and the society in which it is used?
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Create a usage profile for the product(s):
 
Create a usage profile for the product(s):
What is the intended use of the product?
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Is this product for home or professional use?
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What jobs does the product perform?
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What tasks are required to achieve different objective?
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Create an energy profile for the product(s):
 
Create an energy profile for the product(s):
What types of energy are used?
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How is energy imported into the system(s)?
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How are different types of energy transformed and modified?
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Create a complexity profile for the product(s):
 
Create a complexity profile for the product(s):
How many components are used?
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How complex are the individual components?
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How complex are component interactions?
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Create a material profile for the product(s):
 
Create a material profile for the product(s):
What materials are clearly visible?
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Based on previous answers to the above questions, what materials do you think are not
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visible but present?
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Create a user interaction profile for the product(s):
 
Create a user interaction profile for the product(s):
How does the user interface with the product(s)?
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How intuitive are the interfaces?
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Is the product easy to use?
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Is regular maintenance required?
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If so, how easy is the maintenance?
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Create a product alternative profile:
 
Create a product alternative profile:
What product alternatives exist?
 
What are the advantages?
 
What are the disadvantages?
 
How do these product alternatives compare?
 
What are the differences in cost between alternative products?
 
In what situation might you use an alternative product?
 
Consider different usage cases
 
Consider GSEE influences
 

Revision as of 22:07, 30 September 2013


Work Proposal

Management Proposal

Create a development profile for the product(s):

Create a usage profile for the product(s):

Create an energy profile for the product(s):

Create a complexity profile for the product(s):

Create a material profile for the product(s):

Create a user interaction profile for the product(s):

Create a product alternative profile: