Teamwork Teamwork Engineering is project work. Roadstrum- Being

Teamwork Teamwork Engineering is project work. Roadstrum- Being

Teamwork Teamwork Engineering is project work. Roadstrum- Being Successful as an Engineer, 1988 (p.7) Teamwork

Teamwork in engineering Teamwork skills & problem solving Project communication Teamwork in Engineering Successful engineers learn: 1) How to organize and manage projects 2) How to participate in project teams

Concurrent Engineering Sometimes called simultaneous engineering, the key ingredient is teamwork. People from many departments collaborate over the life of a product from idea to obsolescence to ensure that it reflects the customers needs and

desires. Shina, 1991, p.23 Design for Engineers Design is the process of devising a system, component or process to meet a desired need Recent work on engineering design indicates that it is more of a social process than we once thought

(1) ABET, 2000. (2) Smith, p.3 Design for Engineers Most design work youll do as a technical professional will done in teams Design team failure is usually due to failed team dynamics Larry Leifer

Director, Stanford Center for Design Research Design for Engineers The key to your success is the mastery of the design process A project engineer has the best job in the business. He has the ultimate responsibility for the work as a whole.

He is the real architect of the project solution. Even more than his colleagues, he looks at the job as a whole from the beginning. He watches carefully to make all the details come together in a timely economical, fresh and effective meeting of the need. p.166 Teamwork

Teamwork in engineering Teamwork skills & problem solving Project communication Teamwork Skills & Problem Solving Teams must 1) Improve how they work together 2) Accomplish the task before them

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun. John D. Rockefeller Improve Team Cooperation 1) Every member is responsible for the teams success 2) Attend all team meetings, be on time, come prepared 3) Complete your assignment on schedule

4) Listen to the ideas of your team members Constructively criticize those ideas, not the person who expressed them 5) Resolve conflicts immediately Teamwork Skills Effective communication is at the heart of good teamwork

Listen, present, persuade Teamwork Skills Leadership According to the philosopher Walter Kaufmann, the fusion of humility and ambition is the cardinal virtue all great leaders possess

Decision Making Good teams view decision making as an inquiry process rather than an advocacy process Teamwork Skills Conflict Management Conflicts must be resolved as soon as they arise Although conflict is not necessarily bad, it is an issue

that has to be resolved by the project manager James Taylor A Survival Guide for Project Managers Teamwork Teamwork in engineering Teamwork skills & problem solving Project communication

Project Communication You will have to communicate your design solutions to other, both orally and in writing Frequently, your success will largely be dependent upon your teams ability to write a great report or deliver a terrific presentation

Writing a Technical Report 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Things to Keep In Mind

Know your audience Know your purpose Organize your content around your audience and purpose Write clearly and concisely Design your report well Writing a Technical Report

When you write as a team you must divide the work equitably Your team must consider the best way to write and present together Technical Writing Techniques 1) Brainstorming with members of your team 2) Checking related research in the library/internet

3) Using a laboratory notebook to help keep track of experimental work in progress 4) Being realistic about time constraints 5) Guarding against distraction 6) Using the format of the report to help avoid roadblocks in the writing process Anne Eisenberg A Beginners Guide to Technical Communication

Technical Writing Techniques 1) Brainstorming with members of your team Talking should be the first step in any collaborative writing assignment Decide what format will be most effective Assign sections of the report Determine who will proofread the finished document Figure out how the team will write with one voice

Technical Writing Techniques 2) Checking related research in the library/internet Research will often lend your report the authority it needs to be persuasive Technical Writing Techniques 3) Using a laboratory notebook to help keep track of

experimental work in progress Helps keep track of experimental details that may be easily forgotten otherwise In EG1003 you will be required to produce lab notes for each lab Technical Writing Techniques 4) Being realistic about time constraints

Leaving your writing and presentation assignments until the last minute sloppy reports poor presentations Technical Writing Techniques 5) Guarding against distraction Good time management skills are critical to your

success Identify the things that distract you from writing (talking on the phone, looking through social media, etc.) and avoid them Technical Writing Techniques 6) Using the format of the report to help avoid roadblocks in the writing process

If you are stuck on one section, switch to another section and return to it after you finish the latter For example: say you are focused on the abstract and get stuck. You can switch to the procedure section, finish that, and then return to the abstract with a better idea of how to write it Presentations

Practice your presentations Dont forget to edit your writing Small grammatical and spelling errors are easily noticeable on presentation slides Teamwork QUESTIONS?

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