Project Learning. Senior Capstone Design. What is “Project Learning”?. IT. Project Learning is Part of a Process. Product development is the process Great results don’t happen by accident Accidents happen without a process. Goals for Project Learning.
Senior Capstone Design
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Opportunity to be Innovative
Cost of Change
Positive Customer Satisfaction
Negative Customer Satisfaction
Project learning adds value (Jain and Sobek, Atman)
Experts Spend a Lot of Time Here!
Who are your stakeholders?
The 5 Whys
Root Cause Analysis
My car won’t start.
The battery is dead.
Alternator doesn’t work.
Belt is broken.
Belt is old.
Car has not been maintained regularly.
Do you have a list of at least 20 good questions for your client?
What needs does your project have in each of these areas?
How will you interact with and understand your client’s concerns?
Who is your competition? What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?
Every project has a customer. Who is yours? What do they value?
“…if … it would be possible to practice by the hour instead of by the second there would be hope of advancing the solution of a very difficult problem…and without any serious danger.” – Wilber and Oroville Wright
The Wright brothers predecessors and peers were spending many hours designing and about 2 seconds testing.
What simple test or math model can you use today to learn more about your project?
What don’t you know?