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November 2014 - Presentation TSP-PACE: Process and Capability Evaluation, an Experience Report

Authors: Antonio Mejorado (Tecnológico de Monterrey University), Rafael Salazar (Tecnológico de Monterrey University), William Nichols

This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation presents results of TSP evaluations in PACE pilots and describes how they support organizational improvement and national benchmarking.

November 2014 - Presentation SEMPRE: The TSP Software Engineering Measured Performance Repository

Authors: William Nichols, Yasutaka Shirai (Toshiba)

This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation introduces data collected via the Process Dashboard tool and provides some initial benchmark statistics for project planning.

June 2014 - Webinar When Measurement Benefits the Measured

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, TSP

Authors: Mark Kasunic, William Nichols

During this webinar, we shared the performance results of over 100 software teams that have carefully tracked their schedule performance and the quality of their work.

May 2014 - Webinar Heartbleed: Analysis, Thoughts, and Actions

Topics: Network Situational Awareness, Secure Coding

Authors: Will Dormann, Robert Floodeen, Brent Kennedy, William Nichols, Jason McCormick, Robert C. Seacord

Panelists discussed the impact of Heartbleed, methods to mitigate the vulnerability, and ways to prevent crises like this in the future.

May 2014 - Technical Report Data-Driven Software Assurance: A Research Study

Topics: Software Assurance, Performance and Dependability, Process Improvement, Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Michael D. Konrad, Art Manion, Andrew P. Moore, Julia L. Mullaney, William Nichols, Michael F. Orlando, Erin Harper

In 2012, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) researchers began investigating vulnerabilities reported to the SEI’s CERT® Division. A research project was launched to investigate design-related vulnerabilities and quantify their effects.

March 2014 - Podcast Adapting the PSP to Incorporate Verified Design by Contract

Topics: TSP

Authors: William Nichols, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Bill Nichols discusses a proposal for integrating the Verified Design by Contract method into PSP to reduce the number of defects present at the unit-esting phase, while preserving or improving productivity.

January 2014 - Special Report TSP Symposium 2013 Proceedings

Authors: Sergio Cardona (Universidad del Quindío), Silvana Moreno (Universidad de la República), William Nichols, Leticia Pérez (Universidad de la República), Mushtaq Raza (University of Porto), João Pascoal Faria (University of Porto), Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la República), Rafael Rincón (Universidad EAFIT), Fernanda Grazioli (Universidad de la República), Pedro C. Henriques (Strongstep – Innovation in Software Quality), Jim McHale

This special report contains proceedings of the 2013 TSP Symposium. The conference theme was “When Software Really Matters,” which explored the idea that when product quality is critical, high-quality practices are the best way to achieve it.

September 2013 - Presentation Toward A Quantified Reflection

Topics: TSP

Authors: William Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 17-19, 2013

September 2013 - Special Report Team Software Process (TSP) Coach Mentoring Program Guidebook, Version 2.0

Topics: TSP, Process Improvement

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Jim McHale, William Nichols, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff

This guidebook explains the mentoring process required to become an SEI-Certified Team Software Process (TSP) Associate Coach, SEI-Certified TSP Coach, or SEI-Certified TSP Mentor Coach.

September 2013 - Special Report TSP Performance and Capability Evaluation (PACE): Customer Guide

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: William Nichols, Mark Kasunic, Timothy A. Chick

This guide describes the evaluation process and lists the steps organizations and programs must complete to earn a TSP-PACE certification.

September 2013 - Special Report TSP Performance and Capability Evaluation (PACE): Team Preparedness Guide

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: William Nichols, Mark Kasunic, Timothy A. Chick

This document describes the TSP team data that teams normally produce and that are required as input to the TSP-PACE process.

May 2013 - Technical Report PSP-VDC: An Adaptation of the PSP that Incorporates Verified Design by Contract

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement

Authors: Silvana Moreno (Universidad de la República), Álvaro Tasistro (Universidad ORT Uruguay), Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la República), William Nichols

This paper describes a proposal for integrating Verified Design by Contract into PSP in order to reduce the amount of defects present at the Unit Testing phase, while preserving or improving productivity.

September 2012 - Presentation Analysis of Code Defect Injection and Removal in PSP

Topics: TSP

Authors: Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la República), William Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 18-20, 2012

September 2012 - Podcast How a Disciplined Process Enhances & Enables Agility

Topics: TSP

Authors: Bill Nichols

In this podcast, Bill Nichols discusses how a disciplined process enables and enhances agility

August 2012 - Technical Report Results of SEI Line-Funded Exploratory New Starts Projects

Authors: Len Bass, Rick Kazman, Edwin J. Morris, Brad Myers, William Nichols, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Raghvinder Sangwan, Soumya Simanta, Ofer Strichman, Peppo Valetto, Nanette Brown, Gene Cahill, William Casey, Sagar Chaki, Cory Cohen, Dionisio de Niz, David French, Arie Gurfinkel

This report describes the line-funded exploratory new starts (LENS) projects that were undertaken during fiscal year 2011. For each project, the report presents a brief description and a recounting of the research that was done, as well as a synopsis of the results of the project.

September 2011 - Presentation A PSP Analysis of Defects Injected During Detailed Design

Topics: TSP

Authors: Diego Vallespir (Universidad de la República), William Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 20-22, 2011

September 2011 - Presentation TSP is Coming!

Topics: TSP

Authors: Alok Goswami (Nedbank Sandton), William Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 20-22, 2011

September 2010 - Technical Report Using TSP Data to Evaluate Your Project Performance

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Shigeru Sasao, William Nichols, James McCurley

A set of measures was determined that allow analyses This report discusses the application of a set of measures to a data set of 41 TSP projects from an organization to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

July 2010 - Technical Report Team Software Process (TSP) Body of Knowledge (BOK)

Topics: TSP

Authors: Watts S. Humphrey, Timothy A. Chick, William Nichols, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff

The TSP BOK helps practitioners and employers assess and improve their skills, and shows academic institutions how to incorporate TSP into their engineering courses.

June 2010 - Special Report Team Software Process (TSP) Coach Mentoring Program Guidebook, Version 1.1

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Robert Cannon, Jim McHale, William Nichols, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff, Jefferson Welch, Alan Willett

This guidebook is designed to explain the steps for becoming an SEI-Certified Team Software Process (TSP) Coach or SEI-Certified TSP Mentor Coach, with emphasis on guiding individuals through the mentoring process.

September 2009 - Presentation TSP and Secure Coding

Topics: TSP

Authors: Noopur Davis (Davis Systems), Philip Miller, Bill Nichols, Robert Seacord

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 21-24, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana

September 2009 - Presentation A Star is Made: Attaining Excellence through Deliberate Practice

Topics: TSP

Authors: William Nichols, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 21-24, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana

August 2009 - Special Report Team Software Process (TSP) Coach Mentoring Program Guidebook

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Robert Cannon, Jim McHale, William Nichols, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff, Jefferson Welch, Alan Willett

This guidebook is designed to explain the steps for becoming an SEI-Certified Team Software Process (TSP) Coach or SEI-Certified TSP Mentor Coach, with emphasis on guiding individuals through the mentoring process. This guidebook defines the structure and format of the mentor and provisional coach relationship, and explains the process steps and evaluation criteria for becoming an SEI-Certified TSP Coach or Mentor Coach.

August 2009 - Special Report The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0

Topics: Process Improvement

Authors: Marsha Pomeroy-Huff, Robert Cannon, Timothy A. Chick, Julia L. Mullaney, William Nichols

The Personal Software Process (PSP) body of knowledge (BOK) provides guidance to software professionals who are interested in using proven-effective, disciplined methods to improve their personal software development process.

March 2009 - Technical Report Deploying TSP on a National Scale: An Experience Report from Pilot Projects in Mexico

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: William Nichols, Rafael Salazar

This report communicates status, progress, lessons learned, and next steps for the Mexican TSP Initiative.

September 2008 - Presentation Deploying TSP to a Nation: Early Results from Mexico

Topics: TSP

Authors: Bill Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 22-25, 2008

September 2008 - Presentation Dealing with Resistance: Tools of the Change Warrior

Topics: TSP

Authors: Bill Nichols, Alan Willett

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 22-25, 2008

September 2008 - Presentation Certifying Software Organizations

Topics: TSP

Authors: Watts S. Humphrey, Bill Nichols

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 22-25, 2008