Progress so far.
Lesson One feels like a necessary evil filled with a bit of drudgery, but it becomes insanely apparent how critical and valuable this stage is when getting through the rest of the course. I worked in a few tools that I've had some experience with the past - Post Haste, Render Time Calculator - and layered on Michael's teachings.
The beginning of my boardomatic is sparce...actually it's empty. This is mainly since my initial "Prediction" images, taken from the first DFP Workflow class, are all from the final point of the structure's assembly. This would pose some obstacles in some of the next lessons, but would eventually force me to consider how to approach the 3D animation portion of the project in a number of different ways.