Design a Timeline for your entire product development process. Include the following items in your timeline:
- Assign tasks to team members. Tasks may be assigned to one or more team member(s). Below is a list of tasks to include in your timeline. Your team will have additional varying tasks based upon the needs of your specific product development process.
- Product Idea Assignment, Timeline Assignment, Securing Advisors, Patent Search / Literature Review Assignment, Market Analysis Assignment, Budget / Vendors Assignment, Technical Process Summary 1 & 2 Assignments, Supplies List and Ordering, Packaging Assignment and materials purchasing, Team Liaison (Schedule all team meetings, coordinate lab times with advisor, schedule meetings with Micky once per month), Obtain Research Notebook, Copying Final Reports, and Purchase Request and Business Office Liaison, etc. Think of as many tasks as possible and be specific about duties required for each task.
Assign dates for team member(s) assigned tasks.
- After selecting your two advisors try to get definitive lab times when your team will meet to produce your product.
- Make sure to include all school breaks and any times team members will be absent from school for an extended period of time.
See the Soy Competition Calendar for All Team Meeting dates, as well as the Elimination Round, Final Submission and Award Ceremony dates.
If your team has any questions regarding this assignment please direct them to:
Soy Competition Program Manager