Term-end Project<br />Vinay<br />Tejas<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
About the Presenters<br />BIET 2011<br />Vinay Mhapsekar<br />Staff Software Engineer<br />Cypress Semiconductor Technolog...
Agenda<br />‘Term-end Project’<br />Steps Involved in doing a Project<br />BIET 2011<br />When to Start with a Project<br ...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />TERM-END PROJECT?WHY DO IT?<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Project<br />Definition<br />An implementation - a software or hardware,<br />Definition - process or algorithm,<br />Impr...
 New search algorithm
 A cost-effective build of an electric vehicle
 Light weight NAS implementation in software</li></ul>BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
BIET 2011<br />“A Good Term End ProjectMultiplies Your ChancesOf Getting A JobOf Your Choice”<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Project – Why Do It?<br />A good term end project ~<br />Makes you happy about the stuff* that you* have done<br />Enables...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />Project A-B-Cs<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Conventional (and Legal) way of doing it<br />Start at the beginning of 7th Semester<br />Decide on what to do; choose a p...
Smart (and Legal) way of doing it<br />Start earlier (3rd or 5th semester)<br />Decide on what to do - choose a project, d...
Widely used (and Inappropriate) way of doing it<br />Decide on what to doChoose a project* half way through 8th semester<b...
BIET 2011<br />"Do yourself a favor; do your own project!"<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />STARTING A PROJECT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
When to Start a Project?<br />Start TODAY*<br />Start with Hobby projectsYou can afford to fail* with out a liability* and...
“There is no RIGHT or WRONG choice. It depends on how you want to look at it.”“There is no FREE LUNCH. If not today, you p...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />SEARCHING FOR DETAILS<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Where to find more information on projects?<br />Read standard magazines (Elektor, EFY, IEEE magazines)<br />Buy off the s...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />TIME MANAGEMENT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Time Management<br />Understanding* the statement “No time!”<br />Have fun, enjoy life, but not at the expense* of your fu...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />BUILDING A TEAM<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Building a Team<br />Many a times you are assigned* to a team<br />Talk* and interact* with your team members <br />Share ...
Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />PRESENTING YOUR PROJECT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
Project Presentation<br />Why presentation skills* are important<br />How to present your project*<br />Using Microsoft Of...
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  1. 1. Term-end Project<br />Vinay<br />Tejas<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  2. 2. About the Presenters<br />BIET 2011<br />Vinay Mhapsekar<br />Staff Software Engineer<br />Cypress Semiconductor Technology India Pvt. Ltd.<br />Tejas Jain<br />Systems Engineer<br />Tata Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />‘Term-end Project’<br />Steps Involved in doing a Project<br />BIET 2011<br />When to Start with a Project<br />Finding Project related Information<br />Time Management and Project Presentation<br />Conclusion<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  4. 4. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />TERM-END PROJECT?WHY DO IT?<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  5. 5. Project<br />Definition<br />An implementation - a software or hardware,<br />Definition - process or algorithm,<br />Improvement to existing things - implementation or definition<br />or a combination of some or all of the above<br />Examples<br /><ul><li> Remotely operated/managed sensor blocks
  6. 6. New search algorithm
  7. 7. A cost-effective build of an electric vehicle
  8. 8. Light weight NAS implementation in software</li></ul>BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  9. 9. BIET 2011<br />“A Good Term End ProjectMultiplies Your ChancesOf Getting A JobOf Your Choice”<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  10. 10. Project – Why Do It?<br />A good term end project ~<br />Makes you happy about the stuff* that you* have done<br />Enables you to learn* in detail, all the aspects of the project<br />Makes it easy* for you to present your work (and for the evaluators to award marks* to you)<br />Helps you decide on your specialization* for higher study<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  11. 11. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />Project A-B-Cs<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  12. 12. Conventional (and Legal) way of doing it<br />Start at the beginning of 7th Semester<br />Decide on what to do; choose a project, decide on a title<br />Work on a prototype implementationIf it seems to work, proceed to step 4. Else, repeat step 3<br />Submit a synopsis - get approval<br />Work on actual implementation<br />Document your work<br />Present your work<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  13. 13. Smart (and Legal) way of doing it<br />Start earlier (3rd or 5th semester)<br />Decide on what to do - choose a project, decide on a title<br />Work on a prototype implementationIf it seems to work, proceed to step 4. Else repeat step 3<br />Submit a synopsis - get approval<br />Work on actual implementation<br />Document your work<br />Optimize and enhance your work*<br />Present your work<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  14. 14. Widely used (and Inappropriate) way of doing it<br />Decide on what to doChoose a project* half way through 8th semester<br />Enroll for the training*Every thing is ready*. Just choose what you want.<br />Submit a synopsis - get approval<br />See* the project working<br />Re-work* documentation, if needed<br />Present your work<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  15. 15. BIET 2011<br />"Do yourself a favor; do your own project!"<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  16. 16. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />STARTING A PROJECT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  17. 17. When to Start a Project?<br />Start TODAY*<br />Start with Hobby projectsYou can afford to fail* with out a liability* and still learnUse freely* available tools<br />Ask around and search on the internet<br />Do your homework* - “If you have not tried hard enough, well, try again before you come back”<br />Research well before starting Project Implementation<br />Cost* associated with hardware / re-use of lab equipment<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  18. 18. “There is no RIGHT or WRONG choice. It depends on how you want to look at it.”“There is no FREE LUNCH. If not today, you pay the PRICE for the lunch some time in the near future”<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  19. 19. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />SEARCHING FOR DETAILS<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  20. 20. Where to find more information on projects?<br />Read standard magazines (Elektor, EFY, IEEE magazines)<br />Buy off the shelf DIY* kits and experiment<br />Read through project reports of seniors<br />Ask* your Lecturers<br />Ask* your Seniors*<br />Read* and understand Datasheets / Specifications<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  21. 21. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />TIME MANAGEMENT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  22. 22. Time Management<br />Understanding* the statement “No time!”<br />Have fun, enjoy life, but not at the expense* of your future<br />Share what you learned; this saves time<br />Task assignment among team members<br />Make your mind up to learn and apply hard to learn topics needed for your project<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  23. 23. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />BUILDING A TEAM<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  24. 24. Building a Team<br />Many a times you are assigned* to a team<br />Talk* and interact* with your team members <br />Share information with your team<br />Assume specific roles* in the project, switch roles<br />Know* the complete project<br />Review the work done by team members<br />Get your work reviewed*<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  25. 25. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />PRESENTING YOUR PROJECT<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  26. 26. Project Presentation<br />Why presentation skills* are important<br />How to present your project*<br />Using Microsoft Office or equivalent office packages*<br />Project report stories*<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  27. 27. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />CONCLUSION<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  28. 28. Conclusion<br />Work towards ~<br />Creating a product that you can proudly show as your own<br />Learning technical things that you can apply<br />Being a team player in a technical team<br />Presenting your work in a convincing and comprehensive way<br />BIET 2011<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />
  29. 29. Term-end Project<br />BIET 2011<br />END<br />BIET ALUMNI<br />

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