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PSP for the 21st Century: Block 1

April 2020 Educational Material
Jim McHale, William Nichols

These are the course materials for Block 1 of PSP for the 21st Century, a modular, flexible introduction to using Watts Humphrey's Personal Software Process (PSP).

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

These are the course materials for Block 1 of PSP for the 21st Century, a modular, flexible introduction to using Watts Humphrey's Personal Software Process (PSP).

Block 1: Modules 0-3

  • Module 0: Course Overview
  • Module 1: Follow the Script
  • Module 2: Measure Program Size
  • Module 3: Account for Size Categories

Block 1 is the foundational block that the other blocks assume is in place; it includes four modules. Module 0 briefly summarizes the goals of the course. Module 1 explains how to capture time and defects step by step as work is being done. Module 2 describes how to capture gross size after development. Module 3 introduces the various size categories for actual size after development.