Preliminary Project Review
Overall, the work and management proposal predictions were excessive. The work proposal particularly was overly pessimistic. The only tools used were a class two Phillips-head screwdriver to remove screws and a flat-head screwdriver to pry apart some pieces. No wire cutter or other similar tool was needed to cut wires as all wires were easily removed. Hopefully, only the Phillips-head screwdriver will be needed for assembly, as the parts that needed prying should just slide back into place.
The dissection of the printer, without any documentation, took approximately forty-five minutes. The documentation, which includes pictures, notes, and labeling, added approximately an hour and a half to the dissection time. These times were much smaller than originally anticipated in the work proposal. One reason for this is the complexity of the printer was overestimated. The printer’s design allows for an easy disassembly. Screws were easy to reach, and parts that snap together were easy to pry apart without breaking any tabs. Assembly of the printer should also be relatively easy, and hopefully take less than the originally proposed hour.
The management proposal definitively predicted all of its aspects. Meeting times and locations were effectively communicated through e-mail and/or in person at the previous meeting. All assignments and tasks were efficiently assigned and communicated so the entire group was aware of what needed to be accomplished and by what time. Internal discipline was not needed as all the group members completed assignments and effectively made other members aware of when they could not attend group meetings.
The work and management proposals both proved to be overly pessimistic, which allowed for an easy disassembly and documentation.
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