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Chemical Engineering

Deadlines

Fall Term Milestones 

Sept 14th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Course Welcome, Project List released for bidding

Sept 18th, 11:59pm

Due: Project Bids

Sept 21st

Instructors will email project assignments

Sept 21st, 6:30pm, Dup215

Project Management - Part 1 (Dave Mody)

Financial and Travel Arrangements (Megan McKever)

Sept 28th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Team Building & Design Alliance (Alexandra Shaw, Quantum Leap Leadership Inc.)

Project Management - Part 2 (Dave Mody)

Client Relations

Sept 29th, noon 

Due: Fall Project Plan

Before Oct 5th

Submit:

  • Design Alliance
  • Two sets of meeting minutes from 1st Advisor meeting, and first Client meeting (see TEAM manual).
  • Waiver of Liability signed by the client.
  • Confidentiality Agreement (CA) or Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) signed by you, instructors, advisors and the client, OR a client signed statement No CA/NDA Required Form. (Make sure you to include your advisors and instructors in the agreements)

Oct 5th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Day before thanksgiving

Fall Project Plan - Feedback

Oct 12th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Utilizing Library Resources (Michael White) 

Expert Schedule Building Tips (Matt Van Nest, WorleyParsons) 

Oct 19th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Bombardier Design Process (Patrick Sweet)

Oct 26th, 6:30pm, Dup215

LEAN (Larry Cote, LEAN Advisors)

Project Risk Analysis

Nov 2nd

Science Formal

Nov 9th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Submit:

  • Project Backgrounder
  • Project Plan
  • Statement of Work

(see Information page and TEAM Manual for more info)

Nov 16th, 6:30pm

Feedback on Project Plans

Nov 23rd, 6:30pm, Dup215

Building a better business plan (Jamey Fitzgibbon)

The Art of Awesome Presentations

Nov 30th, 6:30pm, Dup215

Wrap-up and Prep for Winter

Dec 4th or earlier

Due: 1st Progress Report (see TEAM Manual for evaluation criteria)

Submission: Statement of Work to Client for review and signature (some clients will want to review the Project Plan as well)

Please review TEAM Manual for detailed expectations of deliverables and evaluation information.

  1. Course Kickoff & TEAM formation
    • Initial Lectures / seminars in subjects of interest - see fall meeting schedule above
    • Project Bidding & Group formation (mid Sept - depending on clients - see schedule)
    • Initial Group Meeting for Ground rules and Roles: The material developed here will guide your teamwork throughout the semester, and must be included in your first progress report.
    • Meet Advisor
    • Meet Client
    • Start process of dealing with project legal aspects (confidentiality, waiver of liability, etc)
    • Sept. 29 Submit Fall Project Plan
  2. Project Background Research, Client Meeting, Development of Project Plan & Statement of Work (Oct/Nov)
    • Before Oct 5th, after 1st Client meeting - Hand in:
      • Two sets of meeting minutes from 1st Advisor meeting, and first Client meeting (see TEAM manual).
      • Waiver of Liability signed by the client.
      • Confidentiality Agreement (CA) or Non-disclosure agreement ( NDA) signed by you, instructors, advisors and the client, OR a client signed statement No CA/NDA Required Form. (Make sure you to include your advisors and instructors in the agreements)
    • Begin background research into problem to assist in developing Winter Project Plan
    • Develop Winter Project Plan and Statement of Work in consultation with client
  3.  Project Backgrounder Due, Winter Project Plan & Statement of Work issued for internal review (Due: Nov 9th, 4pm) hard copy and electronically over Nextcloud
    1. Issue your Project Backgrounder.
    2. Issue Statement of Work (SOW) document to instructors, advisor.
    3. Issue Winter Project Plan document to instructors, advisor.
    • Nov 9th thru Dec 4th - Review of SOW, Project Backgrounder and PP with instructors and advisors. Groups are responsible for arranging meetings (~1 hour) with instructors as early as possible to have enough time to implement revisons if any before Dec due date.
  4. Statement of Work Issued to Client for signature & First Progress Report (Due: Dec 4th or before)
    • Final Signed (by you) Statement of Work to be issued for client signature and to be returned to you by first week in January (or earlier)
    • Progress Report

Winter Term Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held in Dupuis Room 427 - for those of you unfamiliar with Dupuis Hall there is a small passageway door leading up the stair to the 4th floor from the north side of the landing on the 3rd floor (look hard)

Winter Term Milestones

  1. Detailed Project Work - Winter Term (January - April)
    • Week 1 (Jan 8th - 12th) - Project Status Presentation to Course Instructors: Outline Project Objectives to bring faculty up to speed and  lay out your plan for the upcoming weeks
    • Weekly group meetings (January-April) will be held with the course instructors. Every team should:
      • submit weekly Status Memos over Nextcloud, due every Monday morning at 8:30 from January onwards until final report is issued. Note, on dates that Project Plan updates are due, the weekly status memo is not required.
      • submit a meeting agenda (delivered by 5pm the day before your meeting, over Nextcloud)
      • the meeting will end with Q&A and suggestions from the instructors
  2. Progress Reports - to be submitted over Nextcloud and in a Binder by 5pm on the due date. Follow this link for writing and submission guidelines and see TEAM Manual for evaluation criteria
    • Report #2 due Monday February 12th, before noon
    • Report #3 (which is a "draft" final report) due 1-2 weeks before your team's final presentation
  3. Practice presentations (March-April) - 2-3 hour slots will be scheduled with each team
  4. Final Reports and Presentations to Clients (Late March/ April)
  5. Peer & Self-Assessment, Project Closeout Report (April) (Project Progress Report information)