14Using the Personal Software Process

Now that you have learned the PSP, the next step is to apply it on a real development project under real schedule pressures. This turns out to be a significant challenge and it is the principal reason why the SEI developed the Team Software Process (TSP). It is also why most PSP developers work on TSP teams. The TSP shows you how to use the PSP on a development project and how you and your teammates can develop your own best practices to augment and enhance what you learned with the PSP. TSP teams also learn teamwork, how to support each other, and how to control and direct their own projects.

This chapter describes the principal challenges that software professionals face and how the PSP and TSP can help ...

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