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TSP Team Member Training

This 2 1/2 day course is designed for system, hardware, and test engineers, technical writers, trainers, support personnel, and others who are not software developers but who will be participating in a self-directed team. It is also appropriate for members of integrated product development teams that are building software-intensive systems. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to understand the rationale and foundational concepts behind the PSP and TSP; to develop ways to measure size, time, and defects in their work; to use a personal planning framework to plan and track tasks; and to use the a quality strategy to manage the defects in their work and support the team's quality goals.

This course also prepares students to participate on Team Software Process (TSP) teams. The course covers the key concepts and principles of the Personal Software Process (PSP) at a high level so that students understand the terminology and the philosophy behind the method. Students are guided through a series of lectures and exercises that teach the fundamentals of PSP and the TSP launch process. It also includes post TSP launch practices, such as the weekly team meetings and inspections.

Audience

  • system, hardware, and test engineers, technical writers, trainers, and others who are not software engineers but who will be participating on a TSP project
  • members of integrated product development teams that are building software-intensive systems
  • individuals that wish to improve professionally through the use of a personal process, planning, and quality framework.

Objectives

  • understand the rationale and foundational concepts behind the PSP and TSP
  • develop ways to measure the size, time, and defects in their work
  • use a planning framework to plan and track tasks
  • use a quality strategy to manage the defects in their work and support the team's quality goals
  • understand the TSP launch process and begin to prepare to be a productive participant of a launch
  • understand the use of weekly meetings, inspections, checkpoints, and postmortems as a means of managing and maintaining self-directed teams that produce quality products within cost and schedule
  • understand the TSP data and how it can be used to achieve cost, schedule and quality objectives

Topics

  • Defining a Personal Process
  • Personal Planning and quality measurements
  • Personal Estimating and Scheduling
  • In-Process Control and Tracking
  • Defect Management
  • Process Analysis and Improvement
  • Team Software Process

Materials

Students receive a course notebook during the course.

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites.

Course Fees [USD]

  • U.S. Industry: $1,700.00
  • U.S. Govt/Academic: $1,400.00
  • International: $3,500.00

Schedule

This 2 1/2 day course meets at the following times:

Day 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 3, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites. For details, please email course-info@sei.cmu.edu or telephone at +1 412-268-7622.




Course Questions?

Email: course-info@sei.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-7388
FAX: 412-268-7401

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