Application and Analysis of Project Management Techniques in Development of a Haptic Feedback Navigation System
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GPS navigation systems and applications have transformed the way drivers get to their destination. With the guidance of a computer-generated voice, users can receive turn-by-turn directions without the dangerous distraction of a map – but what about deaf drivers who cannot hear this voice? Despite the millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers in the United States, this group has limited solutions for safe, convenient, and simple navigation. A team of six undergraduate students came together to provide a solution to this problem in the form of a wristband that uses haptic feedback to guide users to their destination.To develop this solution, several project management techniques were applied, with varying degrees of success. The goal was to apply these techniques to this student project as if it was a professional product development project, with appropriate timelines and cost estimates. After an initial project management plan including a work breakdown structure (WBS), responsibility matrix, feasibility study, and earned value plan was developed, the project began. Data regarding project progress was collected on the 30th and 60th day of progress and used to calculate project performance metrics.
Schneider, Katherine (2018). Application and Analysis of Project Management Techniques in Development of a Haptic Feedback Navigation System. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from