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The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0

Abstract

As the profession of software engineering evolves and matures, it must achieve some of the critical elements needed for recognition as a bona fide discipline. Among these elements are the establishment of a recognized body of knowledge (BOK) and certification of professional practitioners. 

The body of knowledge contained in this report is designed to complement the IEEE Computer Society’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) by delineating the skills and concepts that compose the knowledge areas and competencies of a proven-effective process improvement method, the Personal Software Process (PSP). As adoption of the PSP methodology continues to grow, it becomes crucial to document the fundamental knowledge and skills that set PSP practitioners apart from other software professionals. The PSP BOK serves this purpose and more. It helps individual practitioners to assess and improve their own skills; provides employers with an objective baseline for assessing the personal process skills and capabilities of their product development team members; and guides academic institutions that want to incorporate PSP into their software and other engineering courses or curricula. The PSP BOK also facilitates the development of PSP certification programs that are based on a well-established, standard set of knowledge and skills.

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Pomeroy-Huff, Marsha; Cannon, Robert; Chick, Timothy; Mullaney, Julia; & Nichols, William. The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2009-SR-018). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8907

IEEE

Pomeroy-Huff. Marsha, Cannon. Robert, Chick. Timothy, Mullaney. Julia, and Nichols. William, "The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Special Report CMU/SEI-2009-SR-018, 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8907

APA

Pomeroy-Huff, Marsha., Cannon, Robert., Chick, Timothy., Mullaney, Julia., & Nichols, William. (2009). The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2009-SR-018). Retrieved September 30, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8907

CHI

Marsha Pomeroy-Huff, Robert Cannon, Timothy Chick, Julia Mullaney, & William Nichols. The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0 (CMU/SEI-2009-SR-018). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8907

MLA

Pomeroy-Huff, Marsha., Cannon, Robert., Chick, Timothy., Mullaney, Julia., & Nichols, William. 2009. The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0 (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2009-SR-018). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8907