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Step 1:
Identify Tasks & Resources

  • Break overall project into tasks & sub-tasks
  • Define each sub-task to be "short" in project scope
    (approx. 1 day effort of 1 team member)
  • State each task using "verb-noun" form
    Examples:
    • Design motor test stand
    • Build motor test stand
    • Plot torque vs. speed
  • Appropriate level of detail
    • Function, not form, known at start of project
    • Example: "Build concept demonstration prototype"
  • Make each task significant
    ("Identify competitive products" rather than "Go to library")

Verb-Noun Construct