Category Archives: Performance Management

Book Review

Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building a Competitive Software Capability (SEI Series in Software Engineering) , Watts Humphrey, James Over   This is my, admittedly biased review of Watts Humphrey’s last book. I worked with Watts on the TSP team … Continue reading

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TSP Process ROI, from “Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust”

For an ROI discussion, I recommend Appendix A from Watt’s and Jim Over’s book Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust I also recommend the book. TSP is in investment in human and organizational capital.You absolutely should expect a positive return. Watts … Continue reading

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TSP and process improvement ROI

The only way to get a good product out of test is to put a good product into test. By the time development has completed you have built the basic quality level into your product. Test will mostly tell you … Continue reading

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Evaluating People, why can’t I use all that data

This subject comes up repeatedly. We address this in the TSP management training, but because organizations are fluid we frequently must explain the perils to someone encountering this gold mine of information for the first time. A simple and short … Continue reading

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Using team data in the organization

There are legitimate and productive ways to use TSP data in your organization. It begins by setting baselines and benchmarks. The organization needs to understand it’s capability. For example What is our schedule performance? How long do similar projects take? … Continue reading

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Measure and Mismeasure of man; misuse of data

There are a number of reasons to be cautions in how we use the detailed developer data. The problems of measuring people leading to mismanagement are described in an excellent book by Robert Austin, Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations. … Continue reading

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