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Capstone Project Selection. Amir Niroumand [email protected] 604-782-4407. Course Objective. Research, design, build, and test a device Integrate what you have learned Engineering design Technical Regulatory Business development Soft skills Assess your strengths and weaknesses.

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Capstone project selection

Capstone Project Selection

Amir Niroumand

[email protected]

604-782-4407


Course objective
Course Objective

  • Research, design, build, and test a device

  • Integrate what you have learned

    • Engineering design

      • Technical

      • Regulatory

    • Business development

    • Soft skills

  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses


Project evaluation

Outstanding project

Address a real problem

Meet specifications

Has an existing customer

Accurate schedule

Economically viable

Useful documentation

Convincing presentation

Poor project

Technically driven

Specs not verified

Fictitious customer

Unrealistic schedule

Poor pricing

Incomplete and unorganized documents

Ineffective presentation

Project evaluation


Project selection criteria
Project selection criteria

  • Your project title should fit one of these categories:

    • Has a scientific value

    • Has a customer

      • Faculty endorsement

      • Industry endorsement

    • Continuation of previous projects


Sample past projects 2005

Micro Fuel cell labs

Funded by NRC

Complete work

Extensive testing

Very organized

Professional product brochure

Website

ThinQ innovations

Built for Kinesiology

Exciting idea

Complete work

Reliable demo

Good documentation

Sample past projects (2005)


Scheduling

Scheduling

Amir Niroumand

January 2007



Critical path method
Critical Path Method

  • Highest priority tasks

  • Plan around the critical path

  • Use expert advise

  • Eat the frog!


Project time line
Project Time Line

Next week

April

β-version

Production

Working prototype

Engineering

prototype

Manufacturing

prototype

Kickoff

  • Plan the whole R&D cycle

  • Expect the unexpected

    • Best case scenario + 50% total over head

    • Best / Worst case analysis


Milestones
Milestones

  • Kickoff

  • Freeze options

  • Parts ordered (fund)

  • Bottle neck tested

  • System integrated

  • Specs tested

  • Dry run presentation


Summary
Summary

  • Write down tasks

  • Set milestones

  • Manage around the critical path

  • Evaluate the plan

  • Update!


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