Below you can see a schedule of events that I need to complete. I have done this process before for the prototype, so I am familiar with the materials and tools, and know what type of aesthetic I am trying to aim for. This should take no longer than the time I have allocated to each task. I have not added any time for any signification issues, like improperly cutting the wood. Because I have done this before, and because there is a helper in the Makerspace, I should not have any large problems.
Dr. Hertzberg mentioned the rule of 7, so I have factored that into the 3rd column. However, I do not anticipate it will take that long, I will allot that much time on my schedule to do each task.
|Name||Time||x7 (margin)||Complete by Date|
|Acquire Wood||1 week||2 weeks||6-Apr|
|Acquire Bamboo||2 weeks||4 weeks||15-Apr|
|Measure wood||20 min||140 min||7-Apr|
|Cut Wood Into Strips||25 min||175 min||7-Apr|
|Glue Wood Together||30 min||210 min||7-Apr|
|Let set for 48 hrs||48 hrs||48 hrs||10-Apr|
|Measure wood||20 min||140 min||10-Apr|
|Cut Wood Again||25 min||175 min||11-Apr|
|Glue Wood Together||30 Min||210 min||12-Apr|
|Let set for 48 hrs||48 hrs||48 hrs||14-Apr|
|Trim Edges||30 min||210 min||17-Apr|
|Add Bamboo Edges||1 hr||7 hrs||19-Apr|
I am planning to be done on 19 Apr, which gives me a few days of slack before the final project is due.
Great timeline! The detail for time allotments is impressive! I also do not follow the rule of 7 if the action is well known. (Although, I do use a factor of 3 for everything). I’m excited to see the finished board! Nice post.
Wow, this timeline is very detailed and planned out. I like that you gave yourself time limits for everything so that you could figure out just how long everything will take you. I think it is also good that you are giving yourself a couple days of slack just incase something occurs or you need more time. Good job with your planning!