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The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers

  • December 1997
  • By Will Hayes, James W. Over
  • This 1997 report documents the results of a study that is important to everyone who manages or develops software. The study examines the impact of the Personal Software Process (PSP) on the performance of 298 software engineers.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-97-TR-001
  • Abstract

    This report documents the results of a study that is important to everyone who manages or develops software. The study examines the impact of the Personal Software Process (PSP) on the performance of 298 software engineers. The report describes the effect of PSP on key performance dimensions of these engineers, including their ability to estimate and plan their work, the quality of the software they produced, the quality of their work process, and their productivity. The report also discusses how improvements in personal capability also improve organizational performance in several areas: cost and schedule management, delivered product quality, and product cycle time.

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SEI

Hayes, William; & Over, James. The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers. CMU/SEI-97-TR-001. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801

IEEE

Hayes. William, and Over. James, "The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-001, 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801

APA

Hayes, William., & Over, James. (1997). The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers (CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Retrieved September 25, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801

CHI

William Hayes, & James Over. The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers (CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801

MLA

Hayes, William., & Over, James. 1997. The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801

BibTex

@techreport{HayesThePersonal1997,
title={The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers},
author={William Hayes and James Over},
year={1997},
number={CMU/SEI-97-TR-001},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=12801} }