Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.


The purpose of this project is to understand why the Dig-it project failed and to apply those lessons for improving team creation and organization for future WPI endeavors. Data was collected through observations, personal interviews and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The failure of the project was a combination of factors including, but not limited to, inexperience of the team, the poor organization and management of the team and poor cognitive diversity despite the best interests of the project's sponsor and leader. It is recommended that the MBTI is used to create more effective teams and careful thought is put into the operation and management of those teams.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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