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- Program Name: Testing Program
- Program Description:
- The Testing Program ensures the quality of hardware going into reuse
- What best describes this program?
- Primarily meets program needs
- While testing does meet program needs, it is also very closely linked to revenue generation
- Why does Free Geek need this program?
- To increase productivity in build, reduce tech support calls, and to supply working equipment for the store
Job Position Basics
- Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? NO
Costs and potential costs
- What are the expected financial staffing costs of the program? (Include all costs to the organization such as salary, payroll taxes, and benefits.)
- 10-30 hours a week
- What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)
- very little, as the testers are scrounged from the stream
- If there will be a dedicated staff position, how much time would be needed for training?
- Training is already done for a staff person
- Volunteer training happens when someone news wants to get involved
- Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
- In paid staff time? ______20_____ hours/week @
- In volunteer time? _______40____ hours/week @
- Outline the intangible costs for the position and program:
- Are there any possible negative impacts on Free Geek's mission, and if so what?
- If we get too test crazy, we will never get anything else done
- How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?
- it will free up the time of the Sales Coordinators
- it will make things smoother for build instructors
- it will make people who frequent our Thrift Store less grumpy
- How will this program affect other programs and staff positions being considered?
- It won't
- Would the program generate income?
- Not Directly, but it will allow items in the store to be sold for more
- How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?
- It shows people that used hardware isn't just a bunch of broken crap
- How can the success of the program be measured?
- Good tested equipment always in Build and the Thrift Store?
- Do other areas of Free Geek have to test their own equipment, or is it getting tested for them?
- For most income generating positions, the costs initially outweigh the benefits. If this is an income generating program, how long until it is expected to break even?
- For Staff hours currently put in, I am pretty sure that it is already breaking even
- Outline a plan for implementing the program:
- Set up advanced testing
- Set up advanced testing testers
- Test Stuff