Edc_2011_F - Appendix F Project definition(Three Versions APPENDIX F PROJECT DEFINITION(THREE VERSIONS The following three versions of a project

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Appendix F: Project definition (Three Versions) 341 APPENDIX F: PROJECT DEFINITION (THREE VERSIONS) The following three versions of a project definition illustrate how a team devel- oped and clarified their understanding of the problem throughout the course of a project that involved designing a method of collecting rainwater for use by the residents of a village in Kenya. As you read through the three versions, notice how the mission statement evolved, requirements became clearer, and specifications were converted from unknown quantities to precise numerical metrics. The team was able to make these changes as a result of their thorough research, which included frequent consultation with the client, research into climatic conditions in the area, and calculations based on hydrological formulas.
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Appendix F: Project definition (Three Versions) 342 Project Definition (Version One) Project name : Rainwater harvesting structure to help the community of Ribe, Kenya Client : David Torkelson, Project Kenya Charity, Inc. Team members : Abby Hawley, Daiaunne King-Bey, Bruce Perry, Alex Tilley Date : April 14, 2010 Version : One Mission Statement: To create a home system that sanitarily collects rainwater and stores enough for household use during the dry season and water short- ages, with potential to be adapted to collect solar power in the future. Project Deliverables: A conceptual design of the rainwater system and a model to demonstrate how it works. Constraints Must be built at minimum cost possible Enough water should be collected to aid a large portion of the village (a few hundred people) Users/Stakeholders People in Ribe, Kenya who will live in homes with the system (the main users) Other people living in Ribe (who will benefit from increased water supply) Project Kenya Charity, Inc. (the charity organizing construction of the system) Government of Kenya or other charities (potential sources of funding for the project) Requirements Specifications Water Storage Have a watertight tank in the structure Have a method to dispense water to the home and other villagers Store XXX liters of drinking water Be XX meters above ground Safety Water must be disinfected in some way to make it safe for human consumption Be clear and without any visible con- taminants Have an acceptable level of microorgan- isms
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Appendix F: Project definition (Three Versions) 343 Structure The foundation of the building must be able to support the load caused by the water storage tank. Made from locally available materials
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course MATH 203 taught by Professor Xia during the Summer '00 term at Culver-Stockton.

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Edc_2011_F - Appendix F Project definition(Three Versions APPENDIX F PROJECT DEFINITION(THREE VERSIONS The following three versions of a project

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