This five-day course prepares students to launch and coach effective Team Software Process (TSP) teams. The course covers the key concepts and principles of the TSP from an operational/procedural perspective. Students are guided through a series of lectures and exercises that teach them the TSP process and prepare them to facilitate the use of the TSP process on actual software teams.
All SEI TSP coaches must be sponsored under a license agreement between Carnegie Mellon University and a SEI Partner for the TSP Product Suite.
The TSP was designed to provide both a strategy and a set of operational procedures using disciplined software process methods at the individual and team levels. At the individual level, the Personal Software Process (PSP) shows managers and engineers how and why to plan and track their projects, demonstrates the principles and benefits of effective quality management, and involves the engineers in process measurement, management, and improvement. At the team level, the TSP builds accurate, achievable plans for software projects teams, provides a formal team-building process, and provides the mechanism for tracking progress against project plans.
To become a provisional TSP coach, a candidate must
The candidate is expected to have
A provisional coach must complete the following mentor-guided activities to become an SEI-Certified TSP Coach:
Participation in a TSP launch is recommended but not required. Details of TSP Coach certification are available at SEI Certification website.
After acceptance to the TSP Coach Training course, attendees receive a copy of the text TSP: Coaching Development Teams, along with a letter detailing the pre-course reading assignments. It is important that the assigned chapters are read before coming to the course.
Students must bring with them the following portable computing equipment:
Please note: Beta versions of Microsoft Office products are not supported.
After acceptance to the TSP Coach Training course, attendees receive a copy of the text, TSP: Coaching Development Teams. During the class, students are given a student notebook, a launch notebook, handouts, and a Launch/Re-Launch Prep package.
This week-long course meets at the following times:
Days 1-4, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Course Fees [USD]
U.S. Industry: $4800
U.S. Government/Academic: $3800
This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.
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