- Announce project teams.
- Activity 9-1, initial team meetings.
Miniproject presentations, postponed from last Thurs.
Cancelled because RPI closed.
- Finish MBTI activity 5-1.
- Activities 6-1 and 6-2.
In the real world, there are hard deadlines. Last Thursday, I submitted and National Science Foundation proposal. It was due at 5pm. Some time ago, I was on a team for a preproposal that was submitted 15 minutes late. It was rejected.
So, my techniques are:
- Freeze decisions, then...
- Write them down.
- Require frequent written reports. They may be brief.
- My students and I use a wiki.
We will do Activity 4-2 (Establish specs) and then 5-1 MBTI.
The specs will go into the Mini Project Memo to satisfy these lines of the grading rubric:
- Customer Requirements Prioritized and with Metrics
- Performance Specifications
Customer Requirements Prioritized and with Metrics
We covered activity 4-1 Public Speaking.
We will cover 01-02-1-Activity Gantt charts and then 03-1 and 03-2.
|memo due when?:||Presentation day|
|what to do with this material we're creating?:|
|Put it in the memo. Also give WRF your Gantt charts at the beginning of next class. Later in the semester we will ask how you're doing compared to it.|
|2/10:||miniproject presentations and memo|
- Include presentation and memo components
- Some specifics are good, e.g., investigate 3 types of sensors and choose one.
This page is http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/Homepages/wrf/Teaching/ied-s2017 .
It will have notes for IED section 6, MR12-2.
It is maintained by W. Randolph Franklin and Glen Gross.
LMS is at https://lms9.rpi.edu/
I showed this news story: Metric mishap caused loss of NASA orbiter. The point is that, on large projects, little details can cause disaster. That is the point of this course: to teach you procedures for managing large projects.
My interest, as an RPI professor, is purely selfish. If you learn this, you have a better chance of getting rich. Then you'll be better able to buy RPI new performing arts centers or whatever.
We covered the material in 01-02-1-Activity up thru Customer Reqs.
|For the mousetrap car, are we graded on max distance, or on accuracy for reaching exactly the prescribed distance?:|
|Both. This is also true for the launcher. E.g., see the Launcher Competition Rules.|
|Where is the miniproject presentation?:|
|The syllabus says in week 4. Each team gives a 4 minute presentation, and both partners must speak.|
|The columns on the Gantt chart say 2008?!:|
|The first column is set by the date of the earliest task. Successive columns count up from that.|