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					Scheduling Tasks Overview

         Fall 2011




                            EDGE™
                      Goals
• Each member of each team will know, at any
  given time, what he or she should be doing.
• Clear expectations of what will be reported to the
  mentors at each Wednesday mentor meeting.
• Be prepared to lead a team in developing a
  project plan in MSD.




                                                  EDGE™
                      Representing Tasks:
                         Data-Driven
• Sequential
       Receive &
                               Concept                Design
        Accept
                               Gen./Sel.             Beta Crg.
         Spec.



• Parallel

                               Produce
                               Beta Crg.
         Design                                      Test Beta
        Beta Crg.                                      Crg.
                               Develop
                               Test Plan


  Ulrich,K.T. and S. Eppinger, Product Design and Development, Third Edition, 2004   EDGE™
                      Representing Tasks:
                         Data-Driven
• Coupled
 – Simultaneously Execution
 – Iterative Execution
                                          Design
                                        Production
                                           Crg.


                                                                         Purchase
    Test Beta                             Design
                                                                         Assembly
      Crg.                                 Mold
                                                                          Equip.


                                         Design
                                        Assembly
                                         Tooling


  Ulrich,K.T. and S. Eppinger, Product Design and Development, Third Edition, 2004   EDGE™
                               One way to represent tasks
                                  Gantt Charts with Dependencies


                  2004                                                       2005
T ask Name                            May   Jun   Jul   Aug Sep O ct Nov Dec Jan F eb Mar   Apr May Jun   Jul   Aug Sep O ct   Nov D
Receive and accept specif icat ions
Concept generat ion/ Select ion
Design Bet a Cart ridges
Produce Bet a Cart ridges
Develop t est ing plan
T est beta cart ridges
Design produc tion cartridge
Design mold
Design ass embly t ooling
Purc hase assembly equipment
F abricat e molds
Debug molds
Cert ify Cartridges
I nit ial product ion run




                      Other methods: PERT charts, Design Structure Matrix.
                      See Chapter 16 in Ulrich & Eppinger for more information
                                                                                                                       EDGE™
                   Creating Schedule
• Establish the scheduling assumptions
• Estimate the task effort and duration
• Determine calendar dates for each task and
  create a master schedule
• Adjust the network dependencies and individual
  resource assignments as necessary to optimize
  the schedule
• Chart the final schedule


  Baker & Baker, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management,
  New York Alpha Books, 1998.                                        EDGE™
                        Estimating Time
•   Ask the people who will actually do the work
•   Get an objective expert's opinion
•   Find similar task in a completed project plan
•   Perform a test session of the task to see how
    long it really takes using your resources
    – If you have time and the task lends itself to this type of
      verification
• Make your best educated guess.


    Baker & Baker, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management,
    New York Alpha Books, 1998.                                        EDGE™
 Example: Benchmarking/Background
          Report to Mentor
• Next Wednesday, each team will have one hour
  to review the results of their benchmarking and
  background research with their mentor

• How many teams are ready to do this right now?




                                                EDGE™
What needs to be done?




                         EDGE™
         What needs to be done?
• Team members each need to summarize their
  findings in a way that makes sense
• Make sense of the team’s findings as a whole
• Do the background reading
• Find benchmarks
• Decide where to look for benchmarks and where
  to look for background information
• Decide which team members will look into which
  topics/sources
• And more…
                                              EDGE™
    Between now and Wednesday…
• Which tasks are done?
• Which are not?

• Does the order of the remaining tasks matter?

• Do you know who is going to do each?

• Do you know how long each is going to take?


                                                  EDGE™
      For the remainder of this class
• As a team, use the class schedule to develop a
  list of tasks that need to be done to meet your
  three big DPM milestones
  – Report back on background work (next Wednesday,
    exercise we just did)
  – Background, VOC
  – System Architecture, VOE, VOC-VOE
• Put tasks in order, identify dependencies
• Assign responsibility
• Estimate time to complete, required start time

                                                   EDGE™
Week   Day




             EDGE™
              Announcements
• Remember that class will be in the MIC Lab on
  Monday GLE-2230
• Open Source Project Management Software
  OpenProj
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/
• Feedback on EDGE/FACETS tools that we will
  have 3 tutorial on: facets-
  users@googlegroups.com




                                                  EDGE™

				
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