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Capstone Project Timeline

Task Activities Start Finish Key Decisions Feedback Resources Indicators


Research Phase
Define project scope Provided an outline draft of some 10/23/2017 10/25/2017 Narrow focus for project for CEO recommended consulting with HR Microsoft Word Focus narrowed so project can be
project scope ideas to key maximum quality in time allotted Manager to define scope; More narrow Sent proposed outline to CEO, HR completed with good quality in
stakeholders for project completion scope recommended; Manager, Member Services Manager, allotted time
Engineering Director agrees the training is Director of District Services, Director
needed of Engineering
Assess current conditions Consulted with HR Manager and 10/25/2017 11/20/2017 Create course to broaden the areas The only training new hires currently receive Obtained a copy of the current new
Member Services Manager for covered by the current new on the history of rural electrification, TVA, hire orientation PowerPoint
information on current situation employee orientation to electric DREMC, electricity basics, and electric presentation.
cooperatives cooperatives is a high-level PowerPoint Worked with HR Manager, Member
presentation. Resources are available for Services Manager, and HR
employees to access on cooperative.com, Coordinator.
but most do not take advantage of this.

Design Phase
Choose design Began designing and setting up 11/30/2017 12/29/2017 Number of modules needed for CourseSites
the course format in CourseSites course; Content areas and
assessments needed; course
enrollment process
Draft content Gathered resources for content 10/17/2017 12/29/2017 Content to be easily accessible Permission to use materials granted by cooperative.com, YouTube, Google,
without multiple logins required; NRECA as long as NRECA is mentioned (no PowerPoint, CourseSites, Microsoft
Content to satisfy the objectives of formal citations required); Most of the Word, dremc.com, tva.com
the course; Content to be relevant available materials on cooperative.com are
to both new and current intended for use by electric cooperatives to
employees; Use creates no communicate with employees and members
concerns for copyright in our publications (newsletters, social
infringement media, magazine, etc.) with our own
branding

Created storyboard to be 12/13/2017 12/16/2017 Visually appealing; meaningful


reveiwed by peers in IDT program content; understandable flow
and stakeholders at DREMC

Built out content, quizzes, 11/30/2017 12/29/2017 Key terms for glossary; quizzes and Content for course is completely
glossary, reflections, etc. in reflections for knowledge built out based on the feedback
CourseSites assessment and retention; currently received from
Engaging and informative videos, stakeolders
graphics, and documents

Survey Phase
Administer survey Sent storyboard to classmates for 12/16/2017 12/19/2017 Logical sequence; Relevant Classmates, PowerPoint, CourseSites Most of the content was created
(storyboard review and feedback (including a link to content; Meet course objectives during the storyboarding process
request for feedback) enroll in course for live review) and built out in CourseSites

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Capstone Project Timeline
Task Activities Start Finish Key Decisions Feedback Resources Indicators
Sent storyboard to DREMC 12/20/2017 12/20/2017 Meet organizational objectives and CEO, Director of Operations, Director
stakeholders for feedback expectations of Engineering, Director of Finance,
(including a link to enroll in Director of District Services, HR
course for live review) Manager, Member Services Manager,
PowerPoint, CourseSites

Analyze results Reviewed feedback from 12/19/2017 12/20/2017 Course design recommendations; Feedback from classmates was positive; Classmates, PowerPoint Design and structure is good
classmates logical sequence Engaging resources, videos, presentations,
and reflections were well-received

Reviewed feedback from DREMC 12/28/2017 12/29/2017 Meet organizational objectives and CEO responded that the content provided in CEO, Director of Operations, Good start; new content requested
stakeholders expectations; additional content the storyboard was a good start; one typo PowerPoint
needed; aligned with cooperative's needed correction;
mission Director of Operations recommended adding
content for board of directors and election
process
Made changes to content based 12/29/2017 12/29/2017 Content complete based on CourseSites Very few changes or additions
on feedback feedback; Course fully developed were requested; Content is
complete based on current
feedback from stakeholders;
Course is ready for deployment

Presentation Phase
Produce Report Create final project presentation In-progress In-progress

Present Report Create video of project In-progress In-progress


presentation

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