The Watts New? Collection: Columns by the SEI's Watts Humphrey

Since June 1998, Watts Humphrey has taken readers of news@sei and its predecessor SEI Interactive on a process-improvement journey, step by step, in his column Watts New. The column has explored the problem of setting impossible dates for project completion (“Your Date or Mine?”), planning as a team using TSP (“Making Team Plans”), the importance of removing software defects (“Bugs or Defects?”), applying discipline to software development ("Doing Disciplined Work"), approaching managers about a process improvement effort ("Getting Management Support for Process Improvement"), and making a persuasive case for implementing it ("Making the Strategic Case for Process Improvement"). And now, after nearly 11 years, Watts is taking a well deserved retirement from writing the quarterly column. But you can still enjoy vintage Watts New columns, including all of the above topics, in the news@sei archives or in the Watts New Collection.


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Process Improvement

Software Engineering Institute
January 2009

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