TSP(SM): Leading a Development Team / Edition 1

TSP(SM): Leading a Development Team / Edition 1

by Watts S. Humphrey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321349628

ISBN-13: 9780321349620

Pub. Date: 09/09/2005

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Improve your software development process in a modern context with PSP from the SEI and Watts Humphrey, the foremost expert on this topic. An industrial, real-world update; the book will be the required standard for learning the SEI-led initiaitive of PSP in a modern software development environment Advice that yields improved efficiency and effectiveness in

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Improve your software development process in a modern context with PSP from the SEI and Watts Humphrey, the foremost expert on this topic. An industrial, real-world update; the book will be the required standard for learning the SEI-led initiaitive of PSP in a modern software development environment Advice that yields improved efficiency and effectiveness in programming from the foremost expert in software process Product launch at SEPG in Seattle (March 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321349620
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/09/2005
Series:
SEI Series in Software Engineering Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 11.66(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. The Team Leader.

What Management Expects

What the Team Expects

Management Priorities Versus Team Interests

The Team's Goals

Setting an Example

Standards

The Leadership Attitude

Taking Responsibility

The Team Leader's Job

Summary

2. Leadership.

Leadership Problems

Symptoms of Poor Leadership

The Fundamental Leadership Problem

Leading Versus Managing

Leaders Have Followers

The Leader's Vision and Commitment

The Leadership Attitude

Transformational and Transactional Leadership

Becoming a Leader

Acting Like a Leader

Leading from Below

Summary

3. Teams.

What Is a Team?

The Power of Teams

Why Teams Are Needed

The Nature of Self-Directed Teams

Membership and Belonging

Commitment to a Common Goal

Owning the Process and Plan

Skill and Discipline

A Dedication to Excellence

The Need for Leadership

Summary

4. Team Motivation.

What Is Motivation?

Goals and Motivation

Feedback

Sustaining Motivation

Motivation and the Job

Kinds of Motivation

Commitment

Building Motivation

Sustaining Motivation

Summary

II. BUILDING TEAMS.

5. TSP Overview.

The Team Leader's Objectives

Meeting the Team Leader's Objectives

Forming the Team

Launching the Team

Teamwork

Training

Team Ownership

Summary

6. Team Formation.

The Selection Process

Inheriting Formed Teams

Selection Criteria

Training

Team Players

Potential Leaders

Summary

7. The TSP Team Launch.

Launch Objectives

Teambuilding

TSP Launch Overview

Launch Support

Launch Preparation

Leading a TSP Launch

Summary

III. TEAMWORKING.

8. Managing to the Plan.

Following the Plan

The First Crisis

Dynamic Planning

Changing Requirements

Maintaining the Plan

Workload Balancing

Tracking Progress

Assessing Status

Getting Help

Summary

9. Maintaining Product Focus.

Defining Success

Setting and Maintaining Priorities

Establishing Short-Term Goals

Overcoming Obstacles

Changing Direction

Involving the Customer

Summary

10. Following the Process.

Why It Is Important to Follow the Process

The Logic for the PSP

The Logic for the TSP

Why It Is Hard to Follow a Process

Starting to Use the Process

Gathering and Recording Data

Handling Process Problems

Data-Related Problems

Motivating Teams to Follow Their Defined Processes

The Benefits of Following the Process

Summary

11. Managing Quality.

What Is Quality?

Why Is Quality Important?

Why Manage Quality?

The Principles of Quality Management

The Quality Journey

The TSP Quality Strategy

Gathering Quality Data

The Developer's Responsibility for Quality

The Team's Responsibility for Quality

Quality Management Methods

Quality Reporting Considerations

Quality Reviews

Summary

IV. RELATING TO MANAGEMENT.

12. Management Support.

Management Resistance

Project Control

Inadequate Resources

PSP Training

Networking

Defining Team Goals

Team Planning

Summary

13. Reporting to Management.

The Logic for Reporting

What to Report

Report Contents

When to Report

A Report Example

Asking for Help

Summary

14. Protecting the Team.

The Manager's Job

Handling Requests

Frequent Changes

Staffing

Training

Workspace

Data Confidentiality

Balancing Priorities

Summary

V. MAINTAINING THE TEAM.

15. Developing the Team.

Assessing the Team

Team Membership

Team Goals

Team Ownership

Team Planning

The Team Quality Commitment

Summary

16. Developing Team Members.

Interests, Competence, and Motivation

Challenging Work

Task and Relationship Maturity

Measuring and Evaluating People

Handling Difficult Team Members

Handling Poor Performers

Summary

17. Improving Team Performance.

Motivating Improvement

Improvement Goals

Improvement Strategy and Process

Improvement Plans and Resources

Improvement Measures and Feedback

The Elements of Benchmarking

Benchmark Measures

Dynamic Benchmarking

Benchmarking Yourself

Summary

18. Being a Team Leader.

What Is Leadership?

Being a Leader or a Manager

The Leadership Role

Coaching While Leading

The Challenges Ahead

Summary

Appendix A: Team Roles.

What Roles Are

Why Roles Are Needed

Assigning Role Responsibilities

The TSP Team-Member Roles

Other Team-Member Roles

Selecting Team Roles

Coaching the Role Managers

Role Manager Responsibilities

Summary

Appendix B: Networking.

Organizational Networks

Executive Style

Working with the Coach

Working with the SEPG

Quality Assurance

Configuration Management

Independent Testing

Staff and Support Groups

Multi-Team Networks

Summary

Index.

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