Teamwork - University at Buffalo

Report
Draft Internship Report
IE491
November 14, 2005
Deadline
Submission of written report and
presentation of oral report/poster –
To be announced – the time is being
arranged sometime during exam week.
Internship Report
The objective of your report is to
intelligently described the project(s)
that you conducted for your internship.
IS – a technical report of your
internship assignment.
IS NOT – a chronological narrative of
what you did.
An Acceptable Format
Title Page
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Introduction
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Company
Product/process
An Acceptable Format - continued
Problem Statement
Objective
Methodology
Results
Recommendations
Conclusions
An Acceptable Format - continued
References
Appendixes (data)
PPT for Oral Report OR Poster
Title Page and Table of Contents
Title Page – your name, course name &
number, date.
Table of Contents – contains major
headings used in report and possibly
some subheadings, implies pagination.
T of C also contains lists of Figures and
Tables, if used.
Executive Summary
This is a key element in the report.
It allows the reader to understand the
main problems, findings, and
recommendations in concise form.
It does not allude to such things as –
“work was done” and “read more to
find out what happened.”
Introduction
Company – carefully chosen info to
orient the reader in such matters as:
size - number of employees, sales;
product line(s) and market; not long
Product/Process – especially the one(s)
you are dealing with.
Problem Statement and Objective
Problem Statement
Objective
The difficulty/difficulties
that group is facing.
What improvement you
want to make.
Methodology
The What – What procedures
will I use?
The How – How will I measure?
i.e., what data will I use?
Methodology – continued
The What –
An integration of the courses you have taken;
selection of the best tool(s) for the job.
Might include the use of fish bone diagrams,
flow charts, % acceptable plots, layout
diagrams, bench marking, best practices, etc.
Can have multiple methodologies – especially
if you have multiple problems/objectives
Methodology - continued
The How –
What evidence will you accept as to whether
or not “your change(s)” is/are a good one?
How will you go about measuring what exists,
and then making your change(s)?
Good results are statistically conclusive
results; statistical model is presented here if
used; remember Design of Experiments
(DOE).
Results
What you found.
The data and an explanation of what it
means.
Could be existing layouts.
Recommendations
What changes you think should be
made based on your results.
Why you make these
recommendations.
Could be new layouts.
Conclusions
A prediction of what will happen
if/when your recommendations are
implemented.
Things that you observed that you
think should be done next (but were
not part of this investigation).
Parallelism
There is a parallel structure that must
take place within your report.
Problem
Objective
Methodology
Results
Recommendations
Conclusions
Logical Placement of Information
To be most effective, your information must be
placed in the appropriate section of your report.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Problem
Objective
Methodology
Results
Recommendations
Conclusions
Internship Report Requirements
Written report and oral powerpoint
slides/poster – copies to Academic
Advisor, Mr. Prieto and me.
Other
Next week – The Future of Engineering, a complementary
piece to the Future of Work.
Remember other assignments that will become/were due.
1. Project description and objectives*
past due
2. Team and design experience form*
past due
3. How your supervisor keeps current
past due
4. Resume
past due
5. Student appraisal by company*
upcoming
6. Project summary sheet*
upcoming
7. Ethics problems
upcoming
8. Final Report
upcoming
*Are on web site.

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