I’m mentoring Program/Project Management with this year’s team, but didn’t start until a couple of weeks into the season (after recognizing the need). As most of you know, it is now a bit like herding cats, and not the ideal position to be in at this point. Nonetheless, we are plowing forward.
(I did get some related info when I asked about team structure)
What would help is any info you folks have regarding this. Do you have an M$Project plan? Are you willing to share it?
Do you use something else?
Mostly I’d love to see a variety of plans.
(Maybe there ought to be a subgroup on CD for Project Mgt?)
I’ll echo what Don said, although we don’t have a daily updated “to do” list until about this time of the build…when the list is down to only one page, and we really need to get all the little things done.
We did start out at the beginning of the build by making a rough schedule, and we mostly stuck to it. The major milestone slip was that we didn’t get the chassis/drivetrain done anywhere near on time, but we were able to use last year’s chassis for mechanism prototyping/development and programming, so it wasn’t a big issue.
Yesterday we had an almost complete, fully functioning robot…and a week to go before it needs to be in the crate…needless to say we left the meeting feeling pretty good.