Project Supervision – An Engineering Approach

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Project Supervision – An Engineering Approach
Author:Rasmus R. Paulsen <> (DTU Informatics)
Rasmus Larsen <> (DTU Informatics)
Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll <> (DTU Informatics)
Knut Conradsen <> (DTU Informatics)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

For more than twenty years, a group based supervision strategy has been used when supervising engineering students at our research group. In recent years, we have formalised the approach and used our industry experience to create a successful framework. Conceptually, the student is treated as a project leader in a private company, where he is responsible for producing a project plan, a risk analysis, and weekly reports that describes the project progress with regards to the project plan. This paper is a best practice guide aiming at research groups that would like to implement our supervision approach.