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Timothy A. Chick
July 2014 - Technical Note Agile Software Teams: How They Engage with Systems Engineering on DoD Acquisition Programs

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Eileen Wrubel, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham, Timothy A. Chick

This technical note addresses issues with Agile software teams engaging systems engineering functions in developing and acquiring software-reliant systems.

January 2014 - Technical Note Agile Metrics: Progress Monitoring of Agile Contractors

Authors: Will Hayes, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham, Eileen Wrubel, Timothy A. Chick

This technical note offers a reference for those working to oversee software development on the acquisition of major systems from developers using Agile methods.

December 2013 - Podcast From Process to Performance-Based Improvement

Topics: TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Gene Miluk, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Tim Chick and Gene Miluk discuss methodology and outputs of the Checkpoint Diagnostic, a tool that provides organizations with actionable performance related information and analysis closely linked to business value.

October 2013 - Technical Note Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Steve Palmquist, Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Timothy A. Chick, Ipek Ozkaya

This report helps readers understand Agile. The report assembles terms and concepts from both the traditional world of waterfall-based development and the Agile environment to show the many similarities and differences.

September 2013 - Special Report Team Software Process (TSP) Coach Certification Guidebook

Topics: TSP, Process Improvement

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Marsha Pomeroy-Huff

This guidebook explains the process required to become an SEI-Certified Team Software Process Associate Coach, SEI-Certified TSP Coach, or SEI-Certified TSP Mentor Coach: Entry requirements, certification process steps, and performance evaluations.

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.

August 2013 - Webinar CHECKPOINT Diagnostic

Topics: Measurement and Analysis, Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, Gene Miluk

This webinar will introduce the methodology and outputs of SEI's latest investigative approach: the Checkpoint Diagnostic (CPD). The CPD is the foundational technology in a well-designed "Performance Improvement Program."

January 2013 - Podcast The Fundamentals of Agile

Topics: TSP

Authors: Tim Chick

In this episode, Tim Chick, a senior member of the technical staff in the Team Software Process (TSP) initiative, discusses the fundamentals of agile, specifically what it means for an organization to be agile.

April 2012 - Webinar Getting the performance you need from processes that work: The CMMI Accelerated Improvement Method

Topics: CMMI, Performance and Dependability, Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick, David Cox (ABB Corporate Research), Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Gene Miluk

This 2012 webinar introduces a process improvement method called the CMMI Accelerated Improvement Method, which provides quantifiable performance improvements - leading to a high ROI.

September 2011 - Presentation Coaching Teams: The Soft Side of TSP

Topics: TSP

Authors: Tim Chick, Gene Miluk

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

July 2011 - Webinar Making Agile Work for You

Topics: Process Improvement, TSP

Authors: Timothy A. Chick

Timothy A. Chick gives an understanding on the agile fundamentals, starting with a glance at the most commonly used agile methods before going into a more structured approach.

December 2010 - Special Report Guide for SCAMPI Appraisals: Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM)

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Gene Miluk, Jim McHale, Timothy A. Chick

This document provides guidance to lead appraisers and appraisal teams unfamiliar with TSP+ when conducting Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) appraisals within organizations that use the TSP+ as a foundational operational practice.

December 2010 - Special Report Implementation Guidance for the Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM)

Topics: Measurement and Analysis

Authors: Jim McHale, Timothy A. Chick, Gene Miluk

This 2010 report describes the (AIM which helps an organization to implement high-performance, high-quality CMMI practices much more quickly than industry norms.

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.

March 2010 - Technical Report Extending Team Software Process (TSP) to Systems Engineering: A NAVAIR Experience Report

Topics: TSP

Authors: Anita Carleton, James W. Over, Jeff Schwalb, Delwyn Kellogg, Timothy A. Chick

This 2010 report communicates status, progress, lessons learned, and results on a joint collaboration between the SEI and NAVAIR.

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.

September 2008 - Presentation Accelerating CMMI Adoption with PSP/TSP

Topics: TSP

Authors: James McHale, Tim Chick, Noopur Davis, Gene Miluk

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

September 2008 - Presentation How Do You Bring Process Discipline to a Team?

Topics: TSP

Authors: Anita Carleton, Tim Chick

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

September 2008 - Presentation Accelerating CMMI Adoption with PSP/TSP - TCAIM

Topics: TSP

Authors: Gene Miluk, Jim McHale, Tim Chick

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

September 2006 - Presentation Extending the Team Software Process for Systems Engineering

Topics: TSP

Authors: Anita Carleton, Tim Chick (NAVAIR)

Presentation given at TSP Symposium on September 18-21, 2006