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Project Overview


this is the template for the project overview. It should include your 1st rule of thirds, your experts, as well as your cited research to support your problem/solution

this is the template for the project overview. It should include your 1st rule of thirds, your experts, as well as your cited research to support your problem/solution

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  • 1. Project Overview Project Name Presenter Name
  • 2. Description
    • Describe the project in non-technical terms
    • Use following slides for discussing status, schedules, budget, etc.
    -for more info… List location or contact for specification (or other related documents)
  • 3. Project Goals
    • Ultimate goal of project
      • What do you want to accomplish
  • 4. Problem definition
    • You will need to have a brief 50 word description of the problem. This should include the stake holders and the benefits to society as well as potential profitability.
    • Why this will work
  • 5. History of the problem
    • What has been defined and treated in the past?
  • 6. Related projects
      • What have you done in the past that makes you a good candidate for this project
  • 7. Three Possible Solutions
  • 8. Solution 1
    • Description
  • 9. Solution 2
    • Description
  • 10. Solution 3
    • Description
  • 11. Planning and scheduling
    • Create a time line and briefly describe each milestone
  • 12. Expertise & Consulting Interviews
    • Who have you spoken to?
    • Who will you speak to?
      • Need to have 3 experts feedback
  • 13. Questions for Consultants
    • What kinds of questions will ask the consultant.
    • How will you show you have gathered background knowledge?
    • How will you use their time wisely and get them interested in the project?
  • 14. Design Process
    • How will you know if this is a problem worth solving?
    • What are the next steps
  • 15. Competitive Analysis
    • Competitors
      • You may want to allocate one slide per competitor
      • What other products are similar
      • Describe the product and how it has evolved over time
    • Proposed changes
    • Existing strengths of current design
    • Potential contacts and mentors locally
      • Who does this now?
  • 16. Technology
    • New technology being used
      • Benefits
    • Standards being adopted
      • Benefits
    • Standards specifically being ignored
      • Drawbacks & benefits
    • DYA: define your acronyms!
  • 17. Proposed Team Resources
    • State assumptions about resources allocated to this project. Guess.
      • People
      • Equipment
      • Locations
      • Support & outside services
      • Manufacturing
      • Sales
  • 18. Procedures
    • Highlight any procedural differences from usual projects of this type
    • Discuss requirements, benefits, and issues of using new procedures
    -for more info… List location or contact for procedures document (or other related documents)
  • 19. Schedule
    • Review high-level schedule
    -for more info… List location or contact for detailed schedule (or other related documents)
  • 20. Current Status
    • High-level overview of progress against schedule
      • On-track in what areas
      • Behind in what areas
      • Ahead in what areas
    • Unexpected delays or issues
  • 21. Related Documents
    • Marketing plan
      • Location or contact name/phone
    • Budget
      • Location or contact name/phone
    • Post-mortem
      • Location or contact name/phone
    • Submit questions
      • Location or contact name/phone