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Tuesday, November 4 • 11:20am - 12:00pm
Using PSP/TSP in a Performance Review

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Beckman Coulter has been using Team Software Process (TSP) since 2009, and today we have multiple TSP projects. This presentation will explore the use of Personal Software Process (PSP)/TSP data in the developers’ and testers’ performance reviews on two TSP projects. These two projects include 15 developers and 7 testers total. The projects include both new and maintenance development. Beckman Coulter uses a typical performance review process with goal setting in Q1 of the year, midterm reviews with managers, and final reviews with ratings at year’s end. Goals are weighted and ratings are 1 through 5, with 5 being the highest rating. The use of PSP/TSP in performance reviews for the two projects started informally in 2013 by holding developers and testers responsible for their schedule planning and general use of PSP data. There were no specific performance goals, however, and individuals were rated with subjective input from their functional manager. It was decided to be more formal for the 2014 performance year, and the manager developed specific goals based on the data and objectives of PSP/TSP. Individuals were brought into the process for goal setting, resulting in goals that strategically focused on both individual and team improvements. The 2014 performance goal objectives will be reviewed and discussed along with the results to date.

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Nicole Flohr

Beckman Coulter
Nicole Flohr has eight years of experience in developing medical device software at Beckman Coulter.  Nicole has been part of a TSP team for 5 years, first as a planning manager and now as a team lead. Nicole earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and biology from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a master's degree in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas.
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Larry Whitford

Beckman Coulter, Inc.
Larry Whitford has been the head TSP coach for Beckman Coulter since July 2012 and was previously both a TSP coach and software QA for multiple projects. Larry joined Beckman Coulter in January 2008 and trained to be a PSP Instructor and TSP Coach in 2009. Larry has more than 30 years of experience as software QA in a variety of regulated industry and U.S. government projects. Larry started his software career while in the U.S. Air Force doing... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:20am - 12:00pm
Grand Station Ballroom 4

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