Mon 2/12 – Team roles

Quick Updates

  • Status reports from each group: What’s new since last week?
  • Show off the 3D print you did since last class (and get points for it)

Team Roles

  • What roles do you plan to play in your group? What part of the project would you like to take leadership of? Depending on what you’re working on, your group will need support of various types.
  • You might take on these roles individually, or in pairs, or with one leader and one or two support backups, or however you think best fits with your project.
  • Each person in the group should be able to do any aspect of the project, but here you are choosing the individuals and sub-teams that will take leadership of those aspects.
  • Now that you have an idea of what your project will involve, take some time to think about what roles each of you will play in the group, and to decide formally on leadership and support roles.
  • Record your current role assignments in your Google Doc; change them over time if needed. You’ll also write a blog post about it as one of your homework assignments.
  • Here are some examples:
    • Verbal communicator/presenter
    • Writer/blogger, graphic design, images, supporting materials
    • Expert/go-to person for particular software or coding skills
    • Expert/go-to person for particular hardware or other tools
    • Liason to outside groups
    • Overall organization and management
    • What else?

Group Meetings

  • Work together, discuss, ask for help when you need it.
  • Print something!
  • Spend the last 15 minutes making plans for how to tackle the homework and progress before next class.

For Next Time

  • Your assignment for next time is to write two blog posts; one about your updates from the last week, and one about your team; see the Assignments page for details.

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