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TSP (Sm)-Coaching Development Team

TSP (Sm)-Coaching Development Team - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201731132

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TSP (Sm)-Coaching Development Team - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201731132

Watts S. Humphrey

ISBN13: 978-0201731132
ISBN10: 0201731134
Cover type:
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Most modern software development projects require teams, and good teamwork largely determines a project's success. The Team Software Process (TSP), created byWatts S. Humphrey,is a set of engineering practices and team concepts that produce effective teams, thereby helping developers deliver high-quality products on time and within budget. TSP bridges Humphrey's seminal work on the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), an improvement framework for the entire software organization, and his Personal Software Process (PSP), practices designed to improve the work of individual developers.

Typical first-time TSP teams increase productivity by more than 50 percent while greatly increasing the quality of their delivered products. However, TSP teams only continue to improve under the guidance of a capable coach. One industrial-strength team, for example, increased its productivity by an additional 94 percent and reduced test defects by 85 percent through three consecutive TSP quarterly product release cycles. Without competent coaching, teams often do not progress much beyond the initial one-time improvement seen after the introduction of the TSP.

Humphrey distinguishes between TSP coaching and TSP leadership, explaining why the skillful performance of both functions is critical. In this practical guide, he shares coaching methods that have repeatedly inspired TSP teams and steered them toward success. With the help of a coach, TSP teams undergo a brief but intense project launch in which they define their own processes, make their own plans, and negotiate their commitments with management, resulting in dramatically enhanced performance.

Whether you are considering the TSP or are actively implementing it,TSPSM-Coaching Development Teamsprovides the invaluable examples, guidelines, and suggestions you need to get started and keep developing as a team coach. It's meant to complement Humphrey's other books,<

Table of Contents

Preface xvPart I: Team Formation 1Chapter 1: Development Teams 51.1. TSP Overview 5 1.2. Why Teams Are Needed 6 1.3. What Are Teams? 8 1.4. Kinds of Teams 9 1.5. The Nature of Self-Directed Teams 10 1.6. The Team Leader and Coach Roles 14 1.7. Coaching Workload 14 1.8. Summary 15 Chapter 2: Team Behavior 172.1. The Team Life Cycle 18 2.2. Kinds of Groups 22 2.3. Team Styles 25 2.4. Why Teams Fail 28 2.5. Summary 33 Chapter 3: The Coaching Job 353.1. Coaching Principles 35 3.2. Launching a TSP Team 37 3.3. Coaching the Team Members 38 3.4. Coaching Experienced Teams 39 3.5. Coaching the Team Leader 40 3.6. Coaching Management 46 3.7. Summary 47 Chapter 4: Teambuilding 494.1. What Makes Teams Successful? 49 4.2. Teambuilding Approaches 50 4.3. The TSP Teambuilding Strategy 51 4.4. How the Launch Builds Teams 51 4.5. Getting Involvement 55 4.6. Summary 63 Part II: Launching a TSP Team 65Chapter 5: Launch Preparation 675.1. When to Launch a Project 67 5.2. Team Scope 68 5.3. Team-Member Selection 70 5.4. Preparation Topics 71 5.5. Common Preparation Problems 75 5.6. Launch Preparation Steps 76 5.7. Weekly Launch Preparation Status Meeting 77 5.8. Summary 77 Chapter 6: The Team Charter 796.1. Establishing the Team Charter 80 6.2. The Opening Management Meeting 80 6.3. Start with a Positive Attitude 81 6.4. Issues and Considerations 82 6.5. Summary 83 Chapter 7: Team Goals 857.1. What Goals Are 85 7.2. The Importance of Feedback 87 7.3. Goal Priorities 87 7.4. Measurable Goals 88 7.5. Kinds of Goal Measures 89 7.6. The Problem with Measurements 91 7.7. Kinds of Goals 92 7.8. The TSP Goal-Setting Process 94 7.9. Goal Tracking 96 7.10. A Goal Measurement Example 97 7.11. Summary 98 Chapter 8: Team-Member Roles 1018.1. What Roles Are 101 8.2. Why Roles Are Needed 102 8.3. Selecting Team Roles 103 8.4. The TSP Roles 104 8.5. Other Team-Member Roles 110 8.6. Roles and Team Size 110 8.7. Coaching the Role Managers 112 8.8. The Role Manager Commitment 113 8.9. Summary 113 Chapt
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