Senior Design
Presentations

The oral presentations required at the end of the fall and winter quarters serve a number of purposes:

  • Inform other senior design teams of your project and the progress you are making.
  • Provide an opportunity for you to distill the important components from your project and describe them in a clear and concise manner.
  • Prepare to present your project to the public.

Be sure to plan and rehearse each of your team presentations, so that you can clearly communicate what your team has accomplished and how each team member has contributed to the effort. Demonstrations of your product or system are encouraged. Ideally you will find a time to rehearse in the room of the presenation so that you can ensure that any devices that need to be connected to the projector do so smoothly.

Fall Quarter

The primary purpose of this presentation is to inform others of your project goals and describe your progress to date. The presentation should clearly describe:

  • the goal and scope of the project
  • why your project is important (demonstrate a need/demand for it)
  • results of your technology investigation (what technology did you choose and why)
  • summary of work completed prior to the just ended sprint
  • sprint review of just ended sprint
  • a demonstration of current functionality
  • list of high priority PBIs likely to be completed in the next two or three sprints

Winter Quarter

The primary purpose of this presentation is to inform others of your progress to date. The presentation should clearly describe:

  • a very brief summary of the goal and scope of the project
  • overview of completed functionality (preferrably with demo)
  • discussion of one or two challenges and how you dealt with them and/or an interesting technology that you've made good use of in your project
  • list of high priority PBIs likely to be completed in the next two or three sprints
  • discussion of improvements to your software process

Spring Quarter

The primary purpose of this "presentation" is to provide an opportunity to rehearse your Student Project Show presentation. Since the Student Project Show will be in a "trade show" format, the presentations will be more impromptu responses to visitors, as opposed to the more formal presentations that rely heavily on visual aids. You should be prepared to present a brief (<3 minutes) project overview and then respond to questions posed by the audience, in much the same way as will occur at the Student Projects Show.

You will reherse by taking part in the IEEE Milwaukee Section Larry Hause Student Poster Competition. This typically takes place on a Thursday night in week 6, 7 or 8. You will need to prepare a poster. You may or may not be allowed to use notebooks or LCD monitors as part of your "booth."

Be sure to plan and rehearse key parts of your team's "pitch" so that you can clearly communicate what your team has accomplished.

Evaluation

Your presentation will be evaluated based on the following components:

  • Organization
  • Content
  • Knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Delivery

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