Team Formation

Students commit to offered projects, and form into the teams.
Each team has a nominated spokesperson.

Attendance

Students

  • Any student that is not already assigned to a team is required to attend.

  • Any team that has 3 or fewer members is required to attend (i.e. at least 1 member) to recruit new members.

  • If you are a team with fewer than 7 members and you would like more, please also attend.

  • By the end of the evening each team must have registered a spokesperson, and a deputy spokesperson. The spokespeople must know the university IDs of each of their team members, and of course have the contact details of their clients.

  • The team spokespeople are required to input team composition and tutorial preferences. The former shall be done using a circulated google sheet, and the latter via a circulated doodle poll. All is to be completed by COB Friday Week 1.

Clients

  • Clients who are pitching a project for the first time this semester must attend for that project to be offered.

  • Clients of continuing teams that are recruiting new members are strongly encouraged to attend and help in that process. Check with your team…

Anyone else

Other participants, including mentors and tutors, are also encouraged to attend.

Date, Time and Venue

See the program schedule

Preparation

Students
Students should familiarise themselves with short-listed projects before the Team Formation Night. Descriptions of all proposals are available on the TechLauncher Management System. Please register using your university email to fast track that process. We will short-list these projects before Team Formation Night. Only those projects that are short-listed will be offered on the night.
Clients
Clients should prepare a great 30-second pitch.
Existing teams looking for additional team members
these teams should think carefully about the type of team members they need to add to their team. They should attend the Team Formation Night with the poster they used in the Public Showcase last semester. Like new projects, they will be given an opportunity to give a 30-second pitch to new students.

Team Size

Each team will comprise about 4-7 students. The team size should be appropriate for the size of the project, and should be made up of a diverse & appropriate skillset.

A TechLauncher team with ThinkPlace in 2016 created the ‘Design Profile’ tool. This tool is useful in figuring out what kind of team member you are in a design team (it’s worth knowing this before you form your team!)

Indicative Schedule

Time Activity
1700-1715 - Welcome
- Setup and overview of approach to team formation process
1715-1800 - Clients will have the opportunity to pitch their projects (30 seconds)
- Students will interact with clients to identify the projects they are interested in
- Clients will have the opportunity to determine the suitability of students for their projects
- Students place their profiles on the project they are interested in
1800-1830 - Convenors determine status of each project (team complete, too few/many students).
1830-1900 - Clients will have the opportunity to pitch again
- Students on projects with too few/many students can move their profile to another project.
1900-1930 - Finalise all teams
- Clean up

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