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TSP History and Evolution at Cadence Design Systems

November 2014 Presentation
Elias Fallon (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)

This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation describes how Cadence applied the principles of TSP to develop an approach called Cadence Development Engineer Training (CaDET).


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This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation describes how Cadence has been deploying TSP to its R&D organization since 2011. With our large R&D organization of more than 3000 engineers, which is geographically, organizationally, and technologically diverse, we found many challenges in achieving fast, widespread adoption. In 2013, we applied the basic principles of TSP to our TSP deployment effort and developed an alternative approach. That approach, named Cadence Development Engineer Training (CaDET), was developed in the second half of 2013 and early 2014 and has been under active deployment since March 2014. Here we present the history of our TSP deployment, the challenges that led us to evolve our deployment methodology, and the results of that evolution: CaDET.