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Timeline Assignment

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.

Timeline Assignment Rubric








All necessary tasks were well thought out and included in timeline

Most tasks were included in the timeline

Not even all of the listed tasks were included in the timeline

No timeline turned in


Distribution of Tasks

All tasks were evenly distributed amongst the team members depending upon their individual strengths

The tasks were mostly evenly distributed amongst the team members

The tasks were heavily weighted toward one or two team members

No distribution of tasks amongst team members was given



Reasonable dates were assigned to all tasks

Dates were assigned to tasks but some may be unreasonable

Not all tasks were assigned dates

No dates were assigned to tasks


Assignment turned in on time with advisors’ signatures

Turned in at meeting with advisors’ signatures

Turned in after the meeting with advisors’ signatures

Turned in after the meeting with no advisors’ signatures

Turned in late


Total Points






Not Pass


You must earn a 90% or better to continue in the competitions. You will be given one opportunity to redo this assignment if you do not earn a 90% or better. Even if you earn a 90% on this assignment you may be asked to redo a portion of this assignment to more accurately meet the rubric criteria. If you are asked to redo a portion of the assignment and it is not turned in by the due date set by the competition administrator your team may be eliminated from the competitions.

Timeline Assignment in pdf format

If your team has any questions regarding this assignment please direct them to:

Micky Creech
Soy Competition Program Manager
NLSN 3259