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Title Variant of Introduction to the Personal Software Process (PRO2)
Version Info Version 1 , submitted by davec on 8/8/2005 at 3:04 AM
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Module Identifier davec.2005.2
Abstract This module is an alternative lecture designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and structure of the PSP (Personal Software Process). Through an exercise, students learn the basics of scheduling and earned value in the PSP.
Size Lecture: 50 min
Exercise: 50 min

SEEK Categories

  1. Process concepts (PRO.con)
  2. Process implementation (PRO.imp)


  1. David Carrington


  1. Students should have written four or five computer programs; they should be enrolled in or have completed an introductory programming course.
  2. Students should have had some introduction to the software engineering discipline, similar to the content of module OSE1.

Learning Objectives

  1. Knowledge - Describe the PSP concepts and structure.
  2. Knowledge - Describe the elements of PSP planning.
  3. Knowledge - Describe the elements of PSP quality management.
  4. Comprehension - Use PSP data, from the literature, to explain the value of PSP practices.
  5. Application - Plan and track a PSP project.


  1. PSP Concepts and Structure
  2. PSP Planning and Measurement
  3. PSP Quality Management
  4. PSP Results


  1. PSP introductory lecture (Powerpoint) 0.00/5 [Rate Material]

  2. PSP scheduling exercise (Word) 0.00/5 [Rate Material]


See Also...

No alternate modules.

Other Resources

  1. Davis, N. and Mullaney, J., The Team Software Process (TSP) in Practice: A Summary of Recent Results, CMU/SEI-2003-TR-014, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September 2003. (Link)
  2. Ferguson, P., Humphrey, W., Khajenoori, S., Macke, S., and Matvya, A. "Introducing the Personal Software Process: Three Industry Case Studies," Computer, pp. 24-31, May 1997.
  3. Hayes, W. and Over, J.W., The Personal Software Process: An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers, CMU/SEI-97-TR-001, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December 1997. (Link)
  4. Humphrey, Watts S., A Discipline for Software Engineering, Addison Wesley, 1995.
  5. Humphrey, Watts S., Introduction to the Personal Software Process, Addison Wesley, 1997.
  6. Paulk, Mark C., et. al., Capability Maturity Model for Software, Version 1.1, CMU/SEI-93-TR-024, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993.
  7. Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis, Process Maturity Profile: Software CMM, CBA IPI and SPA Appraisal Results, 2003 Mid-Year Update, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University September 2003. (Link)


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