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:
Students learn to master the advanced topics of PSP by completing the assigned reading, attending the class lectures and class laboratory/tool sessions, and completing programming assignments and a performance (process, planning and quality) analysis report. The total course completion time includes five days of class time plus additional time to complete the pre-reading and course homework. All assignments must be completed 45 days after the final day of class.
Successful completion of both PSP Fundamentals and PSP Advanced is a prerequisite to both PSP Instructor Training and TSP Coach Training. Together the two PSP courses cover a significant subset of the PSP Body of Knowledge and help to prepare students for the PSP Developer Certification exam, which is also a prerequisite to both the PSP Instructor Training and TSP Coach Training courses.
This is a blended learning course, which is a blend of real-time instruction and work that is performed at a pace that is convenient and comfortable for students (asynchronous learning). Asynchronous learning includes access to course materials, submission of assignments, and feedback from the instructors all provided online by the Blended Learning system.
Before registering for this course, participants must have completed PSP Fundamentals and participants must be proficient in at least one programming language. Due to the quick pace of the course, students will not be successful if they attempt to learn a new programming language while attending. It is helpful to be familiar with basic statistics and to be able to read simple formal notations.
Prior to attending the course, students must finish reading the remainder of the book
PSP: A Self-Improvement Process for Software Engineers by Watts S. Humphrey which the student received as part of the PSP Fundamentals course. It is important that the book has been read before coming to the course. It is also important that students do not begin the assignments until they are assigned during the course.
Students must bring with them the following portable computing equipment:
Please note: Beta versions of Microsoft Office products are not supported.
Those students who have taken PSP I: Planning and were planning on taking PSP II: Quality should contact Kim Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-5277 for further information.
Course materials are made available to the participants by means of access to the SEI Blended Learning platform. Login access will be provided at the beginning of the course.
This five-day course meets at the following times:
Day 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Days 2-4, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day 5, 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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.