Group 13 2011 Management Proposal
We needed to set aside a normal time that we can all meet regularly throughout the semester to organize our thoughts and determine what each of us needs to do each week in order to complete the project. We have decided that we should meet 2 to 3 times a week and plan to have those meetings on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after MAE 277 when we are all free. We will all attempt to meet together, but if this is not possible two or three of us could still meet and confirm our plan with the rest of the group via email or text message after the meeting. We each will be assigned roles to attempt to organize the work process. Those roles are as follows:
Technical Adviser - Dylan McCann
The technical adviser has previous knowledge of the product, in this case a lawn mower engine. He will use his knowledge to guide the group toward achieving better understanding of what they are dealing with. This basic knowledge will make it easier for the group to dissemble the product to learn the name of each part and what it's function is. The technical adviser will be in charge of writing technical assessments and models which will make the project more professional. He will coordinate with the editor to make sure final drafts are correct in respects to the technical aspects and will also ensure all mathematical calculations are without mistakes.
Project Manager - Tyler Lynn
The project manager's main goal is to keep the project on track to meet deadlines and to see to it that everyone knows what they should be doing. He will direct the group as to what the next step is for completing a certain task. He will decide what the most important aspect of the project is at any moment and prioritize it among the group. As project manager is in a sense in charge of the group it is up to him to make sure everything runs smoothly both within project and among fellow group members. To settle disputes about the project, the project manager will get the opinion of all members and together come up with a reasonable solution. It is also his job to coordinate with the communication liaison to figure out when certain deadlines should me made.
Communication Liaison - Timothy Li
It is the job of the communication liaison to keep the group informed of meeting times, project deadlines, and any other news the group may need to know. He is responsible for setting up meeting times and places that works best for the entire group. A key job for the communication liaison is to make sure everyone in the group knows when any part of the project is due. He will set deadlines to ensure that each project gate is finished by it's due date. The communication Liaison will also function as the main line of communication between the group and our professors for any questions or issues that we may have.
Editor - Garrett Lust
The editor's main responsibility is to look over all work done and make sure there are no errors or mistakes. The editor is to ensure that everything is presented in a finished, professional manner before the project gates are to be turned in. He will look for problems to fix and help solve those problems by providing constructive criticism when necessary. He will consult the entire group when fixing any errors found to produce the best possible result. The editor will also be responsible for putting information onto the group's wiki page and to keep the wiki presentable.