Artifact Details

Title

Humphrey, Watts S. oral history

Catalog Number

102702107

Type

Text

Date

2009-06

Contributor

Booch, Grady, Interviewer
Humphrey, Watts S., Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Skype

Extent

185 p.

Description

Watts Humphrey is an American computer scientist who is one of the key figures in the software quality movement. In this oral history, Mr. Humphrey describes his early life and formative experiences as well as his employment history, first as a senior manager at IBM, then as an early and influential member of the Software Engineering Institute. Humphrey covers a wide range of topics and companies and the software challenges they have faced. Humphrey also describes the Team Software Process and the Personal Software Process (TSP and PSP) of software development.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Boeing; Team Software Process (TSP); Personal Software Process (PSP); Software Engineering Institute (SEI); Microsoft; Intuit; Embry-Riddle University; planning; Department of Defense; National Medal of Technology; agile programming; SCRUM; MOBIDIC; IBM; OS/360; FORTRAN; FAA; Watson, Thomas J., 1914-1993; Poughkeepsie; Endicott; RCA; SABRE; IBM System 360; Humphrey, Watts

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5584.2010