PSP Instructor Training
Upon completing this five-day course, students will be authorized to use the SEI Team Software Process (TSP) course suite to teach the PSP for Engineers, PSP Fundamentals, PSP Advanced, Introduction to Personal Process, Leading a Development Team, and TSP Executive Strategy Seminar courses to others in their organizations.
The PSP Instructor Training course focuses on how to teach the PSP and put it into practice and introduces the concepts of the Team Software Process. Specific course objectives include understanding how to effectively teach the PSP to others, how to grade student assignments and analyze resulting data, and the role of a change agent in introducing the PSP into an organization.
- potential software engineering instructors
- potential software quality management instructors
- third-party vendors of software engineering or quality training
This course helps participants to
- effectively teach the PSP to others
- grade student assignments and analyze resulting data
- understand the role of a change agent in introducing the PSP into an organization
- The PSP Course Designs
- Using Instructor Spreadsheets
- Teaching the PSP
- Grading Student Assignments
- Using Data as a Teaching Tool
- Preparing to teach the PSP
- Licensing and Authorization
Students are given a notebook and a CD-ROM during the course. Additionally, students receive course notebooks, instructor guides, text books and other supporting materials for courses in the PSP course suite.
Before registering for this course, participants must
- successfully complete PSP for Engineers I and II, or PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, taught by the SEI or an SEI-authorized PSP instructor
- For those students who have taken PSP for Engineers I: Planning and PSP for Engineers II: Quality, or PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, from an SEI-authorized instructor, please note: the instructor must submit student data to the SEI 60 days in advance of the PSP Instructor Training course.
- Attending the TSP Executive Seminar or Leading a Development Team does not fulfill this requirement.
- be recommended by their SEI-authorized instructor
- be an SEI-Certified PSP Developer
- have signed the Code of Professional Conduct for SEI Services
- be sponsored by an SEI Partner for the TSP Product Suite
- have attended PSP for Engineers, or PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, within the past 18 months
- have teaching or public speaking experience
- be proficient in both spoken and written English
Students must bring with them the following portable computing equipment:
- Laptop computer with
- 500 megabytes or greater of free hard disk space
- Microsoft Office with Access 2003, SP2 (or more recent)
- Programming language development environment (compiler, editor, etc.)
- Zip file capability
- CD-ROM or memory stick
- a simple 4-function calculator
Please note: Beta versions of Microsoft Office products are not supported.
Students should review and follow the PSP IT course prerequisites and
the PSP authorization process. The process for becoming a
SEI-authorized PSP Instructor begins with the completion of the PSP
for Engineers, or PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, course taught by
the SEI or an SEI-authorized PSP Instructor. Then students must
successfully pass a screening of their PSP for Engineers, or PSP
Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, course work to be accepted into the PSP
Instructor Training course. Students must complete the PSP Instructor
Training course within 18 months of taking the PSP for Engineers, or
PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced, courses. After becoming officially
registered, students should prepare for this course by reviewing their
own data. During the course, the students will prepare a brief
presentation of a PSP for Engineers, or PSP Fundamentals and PSP
Advanced, course module for the rest of the class.
The PSP Instructor authorization process is detailed on the SEI Partner website.
3 - Day Course
This three-day course is designed to teach first-line managers or team leaders how to manage projects quantitatively in order to complete projects on schedule, within budget, and with all requirements met. The course covers the knowledge and skills leaders need to effectively lead and coach development teams. Quality is not achieved by accident....
5 - Day Course
This five-day course covers advanced topics of the Personal Software Process (PSP), expands on Team Software Process (TSP) concepts and picks up where PSP Fundamentals left off. This course teaches software engineers to optimize their process performance by: applying sound design engineering and verification techniques using a defined estimating...
5 - Day Course
This five-day course teaches software engineers the principles, concepts, and benefits of the PSP, a process-based approach for developing software. Students who complete the course will be able to apply the PSP methods to their own personal work process and participate on a Team Software Process (TSP) team. Students learn how to measure and...
5 - Day Course
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...
Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials. For more information about SEI training courses, see Registration Terms and Conditions and Confidentiality of Course Records.