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Product Development Project, MPP126

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-31
Antal svar: 24
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 40%
Kontaktperson: Andreas Dagman»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers
Utbildningsprogram studenten tillhör: Maskinteknik 300 hp

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

23 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»2 8%
Around 20 hours/week»7 30%
Around 25 hours/week»4 17%
Around 30 hours/week»6 26%
At least 35 hours/week»4 17%

Genomsnitt: 3.13

- 60 hours/week» (At least 35 hours/week)

2. How large part of the teaching offered did you attend?

23 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»4 17%
50%»12 52%
75%»4 17%
100%»3 13%

Genomsnitt: 3.26

- Difficult to see how the lectures were relevant to the projects.» (50%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

23 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»4 17%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»8 34%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»11 47%

Genomsnitt: 3.13

- Couldn"t find them in the PM» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- Course-pm could be clearer» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)
- kunde tydligt se i början vilka krav som ställdes genom listan som visades.» (The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn)

4. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

20 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»19 95%
No, the goals are set too high»1 5%

Genomsnitt: 2.05

- Cash flow analysis and marketing aspects should perhaps not be included in the report since we have not got any lectures in the subject.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)
- It was difficult to know how extensive the commercial assessment and market prerequisites should be carried out. We have not studied those areas in our education.» (No, the goals are set too high)

5. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

21 svarande

No, not at all»1 4%
To some extent»6 28%
Yes, definitely»7 33%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»7 33%

Genomsnitt: 2.95

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

23 svarande

Small extent»11 47%
Some extent»9 39%
Large extent»2 8%
Great extent»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 1.69

- a lot of repetition from PD management course etc.» (Small extent)
- The prototypeguys were very helpfull though» (Small extent)
- Föreläsningarna förklarde en del, men det mesta visste man readn innan, som bygger på tidigare erfaranheter.» (Some extent)

7. To what extent has the the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

23 svarande

Small extent»8 34%
Some extent»15 65%
Large extent»0 0%
Great extent»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.65

- the little folder with the rotating cricular paper was nice» (Small extent)
- Möjlightvis Ulrich and eppinger som vi var tvugna att använda oss av.» (Some extent)

8. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

23 svarande

Very badly»1 4%
Rather badly»5 21%
Rather well»17 73%
Very well»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.69

- Lack of information on some parts such as presentations.» (Rather badly)
- The information regarding exhibition, report etc could have been more structured and collected in one place (student portal)» (Rather badly)
- was not used very much during this course» (Rather well)
- Sometimes unclear what was expected for presentations and reports.» (Rather well)

Study climate

9. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

23 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»2 8%
Rather good»7 30%
Very good»13 56%
I did not seek help»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.56

- om jag hade frågor, fick jag svar dierkt från den jag frågade. oavsett om det var från mejl eller direkt face to face.» (Very good)

10. How well has cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

23 svarande

Very poorly»1 4%
Rather poorly»1 4%
Rather well»8 34%
Very well»13 56%
I did not seek cooperation»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.43

11. How was the course workload?

23 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»1 4%
Adequate»9 39%
High»11 47%
Too high»2 8%

Genomsnitt: 3.6

- low at the begining, very high at the end» (Adequate)

12. How was the total workload this study period?

23 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»8 34%
High»11 47%
Too high»4 17%

Genomsnitt: 3.82

- Studied Project Management in addition to this.» (Too high)
- Depending on what cource you take outside the project. In my case, Project Management which had a very high workload.» (Too high)

Summarizing questions

13. What is your general impression of the course?

23 svarande

Poor»1 4%
Fair»2 8%
Adequate»1 4%
Good»11 47%
Excellent»8 34%

Genomsnitt: 4

- Have done the same course four times before. Didn"t learn anything new excepts from group dynamics and experince of working together with exchange students. » (Poor)
- bra att man får välja projekt.då blir man mer intresserad.» (Good)
- It was very fun!» (Excellent)
- Best course on Chalmers.» (Excellent)

14. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- »
- Att kunna välja projekt.»
- amount of prototyping required»
- Exhibition, report.»
- everything :)»
- Keep the projects the same way»
- The final exhibition in Kårhuset»
- the real projects»
- Budget and Prototyping facilities. Option to make full scale models and real life products »
- The presentation and exhibition»
- the reflection on the design methods used»
- That there were more projects to choose from than actual number of groups. Competition for the companies.»
- The main set-up of the course is great, keep the freedom and the structure with counselor from the school.»
- the projects »

15. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- The lectures were on too low level»
- The workshop and one of the presentations in the middle of the course felt a little unnecessary.»
- the exhibition needs more publicity»
- Maybe not have so much focus on the methodology report»
- maybe some earlier deadlines?»
- The reflective report should be more informed about what should be in it»
- No concept workshop seminar stuff»
- Clearer information from the course administrator »
- some changes with the teaching in the beginning to better suit the projetcs»
- Nothing in my opinion»
- N/A»
- the content of the lectures, and even some of the lecturers»
- It could have been more posters and information about the exhibition to get more audience.»
- I would appreciate better lectures (and maybbe even mandatory lectures or workshops) so that I am not alone in the classroom.»
- the grading . as the individual contribution collected in the end of the course counts only what was done on the final outcome in the last 2 weeks. and any contribution on the concepts rejected for whatever reason are not considered. »

16. Additional comments

- The course administration were too invisible. New information never occured on the homepage. »
- Handledarna borde ta mer initiativ och kanske vara mer drivande. Självklart skall vi ta egena initiativ, men i bland kan handledaren kännas som något som mest skall finnas där.»
- The companies were really good and professional.»

The project

17. What is your over-all opinion about the project course and that it is based on an assignment from an industrial company?

- Very good!»
- very challenging - willingness to perform good for the company»
- bra»
- Very good»
- Very good»
- very good experience, both for working as a team and for working with other companies (suppliers etc.)»
- Excellent»
- That is what makes this course the best ever.»
- very good»
- Very good to have a real assignment and an opportunity to get contacts with a company»
- it was good»
- Having an industrial company was excellent, gave real life experience and highlighted problems and other areas of concern. »
- I really enjoyed working along side a company and receiving feedback from them.»
- i think it is a great opportunity, the change of methods and work environemnt is challenging»
- The worst thing I have done at chalmers.»
- Perfect! You learn so much more.. The only hard thing is to have a fair grading/assessment of the different groups when the projects are so different.»
- Very good, learned a lot.»
- Good idea»
- it was an excellent idea to have such a project. »

18. What do you think about the course introduction including the project presentation and project selection process?

- Good»
- important to have the presentation by the company - the selection process was ok for me as I had the project I wanted»
- mycket bra»
- Good»
- ok»
- Good»
- okey»
- very good»
- N/A as I am an Erasmus student from Queens University Belfast and I did not arrive until Janruary 18th.»
- I came in at the second semester and did not get any of the three projects I chose but in the end I was very pleased with the group I was placed in.»
- the project presentation session was quite good. i agree with the 3-projects choice, but i think that the assignation should be a little more transparent»
- ok»
- I think it worked quite well..»
- Very good.»
- Good introduction»

19. Did the project presentation and project memo provide relevant and useful information for project initiation?

- Yes»
- yes»
- ja»
- Much information was lost, since it was not found in one place.»
- yes»
- Adequate»
- yes»
- The project memo was quite bad I think. It was hard to find out exactly what was expected for each of the different gates/deadlines»
- yes»
- yes»
- N/A»
- Yes»
- yes, they appeared as a really good guide for preparing and developing the framework and the steps on the project, and also in the writing of the report.»
- yes»
- Yes..»
- Yes»
- Too many questions»
- yes »

20. How did you experience the formation of the project team?

- Ok»
- ok, no problem»
- mycket bra»
- A little better mixture between education backgrounds.»
- Good that you choose based on project»
- it was ok, but no regard had been taken to our backgrounds Td, M, Z... »
- Excellent»
- no problem.»
- good way»
- okey»
- ok, but it is always sad when a person with low ambitions joins a group with very high ambitions»
- N/A»
- Good mix between disciplines»
- it would have been really better to have all the members since the very beginning od the project -late october-»
- ok»
- It is hard, you can not satisfy all students.. But I can not see how it can be done in another way..»
- Very good»
- Too many questions»

21. What do you think about your project team and how the team-work has functioned during the project?

- Good»
- good project team. Everybody felt concerned»
- helt ok, svårt med olika bakgrunder. men det är också en positiv tillförande faktor.»
- Very well, but much thanks to that everybody spoke Swedish.»
- Both positive and negative. It was a bit hard to find everyones roles and not all participated as good as one could have hoped for.»
- We did not elect a project leader in the beginning which was a mistake. When the work load increased it would have been good to have someone who had a better overview.»
- Excellent»
- good»
- our team work very well together and we had a good working climate»
- very well»
- Very satisfied, good team communication and all work was completed on time and to high standard»
- Worked extremely well together»
- it actually accomplished the phases described by the psychologist. i am really disappointed with the working way of some of the members. i think the group should have followed more strictily the steps described in the project brochure»
- Very bad. One guy destroyed the cooperation in the group. »
- Quite good.. I have been in groups where it has been much worse. Still though there are always some persons which works much less than the rest..»
- Very well. We became friends all of us.»
- Too many questions»
- social interactions appart am not satisfied. would prefer to have a data base system in which regular datas are updated. and where individual concepts are saved and filtered (kesselrings tampered according to mood and individuals)»

22. Has the team-building exercise with the psychologist been useful?

- No, but we did our own excercises to improve the teamwork»
- not at all»
- värdelöst. Vi hade problem, men när vi tog upp problemet hänvisade han till att han bara skulle berätta teorin om gruppdynamik. varpå vårt problem kvarstod. synd när vi ändå hade en psykolog specialiserad på gryppdynamik.»
- No»
- Not very. It would probably be better to have an evaluation of the performance together with the psychologist to know what could be improved.»
- It was fun, but no, not really»
- Not really that much»
- no, it was no team building exercise.»
- to some extent»
- to some extent»
- no, it could be more specific to each group. we got only basic information »
- Very useful, highlighted the likely problems so everyone was aware of what is to be expected within a group of people.»
- Helped reinforce how well we worked together»
- it gave some ideas interesting as common sense or knowledge, but i do not think they could be directly applied to the process of the project.»
- No»
- No»
- Maybe, but it wasn"t something I reflected upon during the project.»
- Yes - keep it»
- no, every one wanted to beleive they are in the productive stage when they are still in the first stage.( a good intention but it dosent always work )»

23. What do you think about the contents of your project in terms of complexity, difficulty and suitability for this course?

- Good level, interesting work»
- maybe our project was a little bit complex. Too many components to develop»
- ligger i linje med det vi lärt oss.»
- It was quite complex with too many parts to be developed in a short time (Waste Compactor).»
- Very good, but the problem definition could have been clearer from the beginning.»
- it was good. complexity at a level where we were able to focus on the PD methods as well.»
- It was difficult but suitable for the course»
- good.»
- it was at a good level»
- it was fun, so all difficulties were managed»
- Very satisfied, being allowed the freedom to develop the work at your own rate and decide what you want to do and how far you would like to develop it.»
- Very suitable»
- it was quite more complex -but also interesting..- because companies boundaries were really lose, the scope of the project was very wide. even though both supervisor and company tried to take the focus away from achieving a prototype, there was a "social", "unofficial" pressure to get it. and in projects like ours, it was really hard to achieve. maybe the desire to get a prototype even reduced the quality and refinement of the deliverable idea and concept. »
- To wide. Should like a more specific task»
- Quite reasonable, it was a great project for this course..»
- It was very good»
- Too many questions»
- complex problem approached with simple pre existing clip on solutions.(final results are not satisfactory except in paper )»

24. To what extent have you read and made use the course book by Ulrich and Eppinger in the project work?

- Only when the reflection report was made»
- used only for concept screening»
- läste den i samband med reflektive paper.»
- Some extent to find and write about methods»
- Medium extent.»
- to some extent»
- Little extent»
- not at all.»
- Not very much. We"ve been using a lot of old litterature that we"ve been studying in previous courses to a larger extent.»
- mostly in the beginning of the project»
- read a lot (because of the reflection report), but used very little to the project»
- Personally, my use was limited as I arrived half way through the project. However the information gathered from other group members was excellant and detailed.»
- Used it for mainly methods research»
- was used as inspiration to choose the design methods to be used. it also provided structure for the writing of the final report.»
- small»
- I think it was useful for the Reflection Report. But the Reflection Report on the other hand was just somthing you had to do which stopped the real project work in a very bad way..»
- To some extent. It was useful to have it though.»
- A little - to get some references in»
- more or less misused . as the kesselring matrices had different score at different point of time. project team was not able to accept that it was just a guiding tool , but instead wanted to change the values to make it look better »

25. How has the interaction with your company and your industrial contact person worked out?

- A bit poor because of poor communication within the company»
- We felt that they didn"t really care of our project (for example they didn"t even come to our final presentation) Our former supervisor in the company did quit so we changed of supervisor on January. Sometime they were long to respond by mail.»
- mycket bra»
- Not much communications and little interest from the company.»
- Not very intense. The company should quite little interest in the project.»
- ok, a bit difficult to get in touch with.»
- Excellent»
- very good»
- Worked very well»
- rather well, he was hard to reach sometimes»
- very well»
- Quite limited, Thule is a very busy company but anythung they did input/give was very useful and appriciated.»
- Very well, meetings every few weeks»
- was ok, but i still think some more commitment would be required (mainly reduce time for their answers to our questions to come)»
- ok, but could have been much better. Biggest problem was the lack of time for the contact persons.»
- Good in the beginning, worse in the end. Some confusion about who was our real client. The company itself had some problems with their roles.. »
- Very good. »
- Very good»
- well, it was the best part of the course »

26. How has the interaction with your academic supervisor worked out?

- Perfect»
- ok»
- bra, fast kunde vara lite mer drivande. lite för "lam" ibland.»
- Quite well»
- Good. We have got advice when asked for it. Although it would have been good to get more feedback on stuff, both positive and things that could be improved.»
- very well»
- Very well»
- good»
- great»
- very good»
- very well»
- Excellant. We met up every Tuesday morning and discussed the project progess.»
- Very well»
- very good. he did exactly what he was expected to: not decide anything, but provide an external opinion when required»
- Good. Gave us the help we asked for.»
- Very good!»
- Very good, even though we ran the project mostly on our own.»
- Good - although we sometimes question his opinions.»

27. To what extent have you reached the project goals you aimed at?

- Very well»
- great extent»
- bra, tror jag.»
- High extent.»
- I am quite pleased with the outcome of the project. I am proud of our results.»
- Fully»
- high»
- high»
- All was reached very well and the end product was of excellant quality.»
- Full extent»
- to a certain extent»
- To a great extent»
- In my opinion I have»

28. Has your company got what they wanted?

- Yes»
- yes. They were really impressed»
- de är mycket nöjda»
- Probably not»
- Don"t know. No feedback received.»
- we do not know. too little feedback...»
- Yes»
- yes»
- it felt like that»
- unclear»
- yes»
- Yes, they were very pleased with the design and the prototype and requested to keep the product and all information to present it to the board of directors as a product for further development.»
- Yes»
- yes, an exploration of areas for new products, more than a final and fully-functional prototype or product»
- Yes»
- When asking the main client, the answear is yes. But within in the company it was different expectations about what we were going to do..»
- Yes, they were very satisfied. They didn"t expect that good results.»
- Hopefully»
- yes i suppose »

29. To what extent are your personal expectations fulfilled?

- Good»
- large extent»
- bra»
- Not as much as I wanted, but satisfactory.»
- To a large extent.»
- fully»
- Fully»
- high»
- high»
- All personal expectations were more than fulfilled, I was very pleased with the project, the team and the end product/result.»
- Very well»
- to a certain extent»
- Quite high extent. I think my ambition was higher than my teammembers though!»
- Fully»
- They are fulfilled on the project management point of view, but not from an academic perspective»
- appart from effective ways to pretend to work , nothing technical as the project team did not want complications .»

30. Any other comments about the project, its contents and the work process?

- Very interesting project, but very independent at the same time. More feedback on process and group performance from supervisors, company, project administers etc. are requested.»
- Try to get more people to see the exhibition»
- A very well structured project with a great opportunity to fully develop a product. »
- The questionnaire at the end has too many questions.»
- would have prefered an evaluation of total contribution in 6 months and not just the number of hours per week or the contribution on the final report (which includes only 10 of the total concepts furthur concentrating on only one idea )as few of the team memers may have a completely contradicitng effort which may have not reached the final report. »

Lectures and reflection paper

31. What do you think about the usefulness of having this kind of exercise linked to the project work?

- Reflection report felt unnecesary at that point, better to include a reflection part later in the real report»
- it is ok but I think we spent to much time writing the reports instead of working on the project»
- bra»
- The reflection paper might be good. Maybe our group took it too seriously though. We did not get any feedback and we didn"t know if it was going to be graded.»
- Some lectures are relevant, but the lecture in Robust design we have already had in previous course. It would be helpful with a lecture in project management, how to divide roles in the group etc.»
- ok, a lot of repetition from previous courses»
- Not really to that extent. The usefull ones had already been introduced.»
- not useful»
- good to some extent»
- Quite useful»
- Very useful»
- the lectures did not appear as a definitely useful tool, the reflection paper was interesting to write.»
- I have had all those lectures before so for me there was nothing new.»
- The idea is not bad, but I think the Reflection Report unfourtunatly interupted and dealyed the whole project»
- Pretty good, even though it was unclear how it should be performed. The instructions were ambiguous.»
- Too many questions»

32. In what way do you feel that the selected subjects are interesting and useful both for you personally and for the project work?

- the lectures were 0on wrong level for us, we already had that knowledge»
- bra»
- You have heard the subjects before, but it is always good with a reminder. Although, the lectures should more reflect what we actually are going to do in the projects.»
- Fun to actually build something»
- selected subjects were ok»
- If the material is directly relavent then it is very useful»
- Very useful»
- as said before, i do not think the most were relevant -just check how many students were in the lectures...-»
- I don´,t know»
- They are interesting, but difficult to learn without using them»
- Too many questions»

33. Do you think that it is reasonable that an MSc in Product Development should be familiar with different theoretical approaches within the field?

- yes, definitely»
- ingen kommentar»
- Definitely»
- Yes.»
- of course, this is a very important part of the education»
- Yes»
- yes.»
- yes»
- yes»
- Not really a theoretical approach, a more "real life" type would be better. Theory can only go so far, experience is what is needed.»
- Yes»
- yes, of course»
- Yes»
- Yes, but in a better way»
- Certainly!»
- Too many questions»
- yes »

34. Has the lectures and the assignment made it possible for you to gain this familiarity?

- in a way, yes»
- ingen kommentar»
- Most of it we knew already, but we got some new ideas.»
- To some extent, yes.»
- I think so»
- Yes, But mostly of the ones usefull for our project.»
- yes»
- Yes »
- Yes»
- not exactly»
- Yes»
- Not really»
- Yes»
- Too many questions»
- yes certainly .»

35. Had you preferred to get this familiarity in some other way –, if so, in what way?

- Maybe a small exam on the methods.»
- No not really. But it could be shorter introductions and then the students can read more about the topic if it is usefull for the project»
- N/A»
- i am sorry, i cannot give a consistant and robust answere»
- Hard to tell»
- No»
- Too many questions»

36. Any other comments about the lectures and the assignment?

- assigbnmenten kändes överflödig, den tiden kunde vi lägga på att få anna kunskap. de metoder som de beskriver har vi på ett eller annat sätt arbetat med i andra kurser. tex maskinkonstruktion. mycket kaka på kaka.»
- No more than the above answers»
- N/A»
- Too many questions»

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