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Purpose
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[[File:Jeep.JPG|right|thumb|The Jeep Hurricane]]
This is the planning stage of the project. You will be assessing the project, the product, and your
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group. The deliverables for this gate are the Work Proposal, Management Proposal, and the
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== Introduction ==
Initial Assessment. These are to be submitted in a technical report via the group’s wiki page.
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Project Management: Request for Proposal
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== Gate 1 ==
Work Proposal
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Your group needs to provide an overview of how you plan to reverse engineer your product.
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Propose an approach for disassembly and assembly with specific details on what tools will be
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required, how long it will take and the challenges you have identified through initial inspection
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== Gate 2 ==
of your product. Be sure to include a summary of the capabilities your group has and the
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shortcomings you may have. You will not be penalized for providing an honest evaluation of
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your abilities; you should take time to assess those skills you currently have, and identify the
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skills you must develop to be successful.
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== Gate 3 ==
Management Proposal
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How does your group plan to manage its work? Provide a point of contact for me to get in
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touch with your group and outline how often you will meet, where you will meet and at what
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time. Provide me with a plan that will enable you to meet all the project requirements in the
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== Gate 4 ==
timeline provided. You should also provide roles for your group members, like “Project
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Manager,” “Technical Lead,” “Communication Liaison” or others that will be needed for
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success. For each role outline a list of responsibilities, specific to each gate. Be sure to address
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how you will handle group conflicts.
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Product Archaeology: Preparation and Initial Assessment
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Complete a thorough analysis of your product without doing any dissection, either physical or
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virtual; you may not open up your product beyond normal usage or use exploded assembly
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drawings. Normal usage covers anything a customer would do in using the product, such as
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changing a filter in a vacuum cleaner or replacing batteries in a toy. The goal of this stage is to
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familiarize your group with the product and gather the required information to successfully
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complete the product dissection. Your analysis should at a minimum answer the questions in
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Table 1. Use photographs, videos, and animations when appropriate.MAE 277: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice Fall 2013
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Instructors: Phil Cormier and Andrew Olewnik
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Course Project: Gate 1 – Project Planning
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Copyright 2013 – Andrew Olewnik and Phillip M. Cormier
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Table 1: Preparation and Initial Assessment Questions
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Create a development profile for the product(s):
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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):
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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):
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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):
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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):
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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):
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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:
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What product alternatives exist?
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What are the advantages?
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What are the disadvantages?
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How do these product alternatives compare?
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What are the differences in cost between alternative products?
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In what situation might you use an alternative product?
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Consider different usage cases
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Consider GSEE influences
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Latest revision as of 16:07, 12 December 2013

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The Jeep Hurricane

Contents

Introduction

Gate 1

Gate 1 - Group 17

Gate 2

Gate 2 - Group 17

Gate 3

Gate 3 - Group 17

Gate 4

Gate 4 - Group 17