Project Management: Critical Project Review
Cause for Corrective Action
As we approach the end of the semester, Our group has been working very well together. Each and every deadline and due date has been met. We anticipate that our work will be completed on time. The upcoming challenges and deadlines are listed below.
- I. Resolved Challenges
- 1. Thanksgiving – As outlined in Gate 3, Cause for Corrective Action we were worried about being able to finish gate 4 on time. After assigning individual homework over the break, we were able to successfully finish gate 4 on time.
- 2. Flow – The new wiki format also explained in Gate 3, Cause for Corrective Action worked very well for the group. We found that the use of color and specific picture placement helped the readability of our project. We will continue to use this new outline as it proved to work well with the completion of Gate 3.
- 3. Allocation of Tasks - During this Gate we Spread out the work as evenly as possible. However, we all helped each other brainstorming for our individual tasks. The reassembly was completed on time due to the extra effort put in by Nick and Eric.
- 4. Reassembly - We found that the reassembly could not be a direct inverse of the dissection. In other words we were not able to just reassemble each subsystem and put the generator all back together. We realized that specific components had to be reassembled before others. Refer to Section 1.7 Challenges Faced for more information.
- II. Unresolved Challenges
- 1. Presentation – We have yet to work on the oral presentation as a group together. We have until December 20th, but we plan on working on it as soon as Gate 4 is complete. We are in the process of choosing design revisions for our presentation and choosing speakers to present our material.
- 2. Gate 5 – Our group plans on meeting together as a whole and to discuss how we can deliver Gate 5. We have yet to sit down and look over our grading sheets from gates 1-3. From the TA critiques, we plan on modifying our previous gates and add missing material in order to have a thorough Gate 5.
- 3. Generator Transfer – We were not sure if there was a date that our product had to be back in the lab by. So as we would have liked to keep the product for our presentation, we returned it just to be safe. We hope that we will be able to further use the product to help our presentation.
Again these are only the important conflicts and challenges we have faced so far. We look forward to the completion of this project and will continue to adhere to the conflict and challenge resolution techniques outlined in Gate 1 in sections 1.2.5 Challenges and Shortcomings and 3.3 Group Conflicts.