Project Overview


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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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Project Overview

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