Your section should focus on preparing for the upcoming
mockup review, which is on Thursday evening. Your section should
be resolving the most critical risks associated with the two concepts
you selected last week. The goal is
to have enough information to knowledgeably and confidently make
your final product selection after the mockup review.
Teams that have meetings in the later part of the week should
be further along in their preparations prior to lab time than teams
that meet during the beginning of the week. Also, teams that meet on Tuesday will have their physical notebooks reviewed this week (due to the extended Columbus day break last week).
Important note: Columbus day holiday is both Monday and Tuesday. The teams with lab on Tuesday will need to work with their instructor to develop a lab makeup plan for this week. If a team decides to meet on Tuesday at their regular time, lab instructors and staff will be available.
Advanced preparation for Lab #6
Make sure that you understand the requirements for the
for the presentation.
Be prepared to give a status report on the items you are responsible
for at the start of lab.
For your section:
Make sure that your task
forces are organized to prepare the different types of materials
that are needed to address the critical questions related to your concepts.
For your team:
System integrators should prepare an agenda for the lab. Plan
to have a meeting that allows a significant amount of time for working
If you think that you will need AV
equipment set this up in advance as well.
There are no formal deliverables in lab this week.
Recommended Lab #6 Activities
This lab should be focused on running a very efficient, short
meeting so that there is time left to work on remaining tasks.
meeting room divider so that the two sections can work separately.
As individual sections
Begin with the standard meeting startup.
Each task force
should give a brief status report to the section, indicating what
you have completed, what needs to be done, open issues that are
of concern, and whether the assigned tasks are on-schedule. Using
work-in-progress as props can facilitate this process.
Based on the reports, decide if resources need to be reallocated
to different tasks or if new task
forces need to be created.
Your team communication requirements mentors will be available
in lab for presentation consultation.
Important notes: Once the mockup
review is over, it is expected that your team will wait
until the next lab meeting before
making your final concept selection. You might want to review the decision process suggestions for lab next week.
The second peer review will be held at the end of the week.