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.
Booch, Grady, Interviewer
Humphrey, Watts S., Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Editor
Computer History Museum
Place of Publication
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