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The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers

Technical Report
This 1997 report documents the results of a study that is important to everyone who manages or develops software. The study examines the impact of the Personal Software Process (PSP) on the performance of 298 software engineers.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-97-TR-001
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585230.v1

Abstract

This report documents the results of a study that is important to everyone who manages or develops software. The study examines the impact of the Personal Software Process (PSP) on the performance of 298 software engineers. The report describes the effect of PSP on key performance dimensions of these engineers, including their ability to estimate and plan their work, the quality of the software they produced, the quality of their work process, and their productivity. The report also discusses how improvements in personal capability also improve organizational performance in several areas: cost and schedule management, delivered product quality, and product cycle time.

Cite This Technical Report

Hayes, W., & Over, J. (1997, December 1). The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1.

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author={Hayes, William and Over, James},
title={The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers},
month={Dec},
year={1997},
number={CMU/SEI-97-TR-001},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-Apr-19}
}

Hayes, William, and James Over. "The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers." (CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, December 1, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1.

W. Hayes, and J. Over, "The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-001, 1-Dec-1997 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1. [Accessed: 19-Apr-2024].

Hayes, William, and James Over. "The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-97-TR-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Dec. 1997. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Hayes, William; & Over, James. The Personal Software Process (PSP): An Empirical Study of the Impact of PSP on Individual Engineers. CMU/SEI-97-TR-001. Software Engineering Institute. 1997. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585230.v1