The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute is pleased to announce that the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2014 will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 3-6, 2014. Co-chairs for 2014 are Alan Willett of Oxseeker, Inc., and Bill Pollak of the SEI.

We have worked to increase the impact of the TSP Symposium each year. Our goal for this upcoming year is to increase value to our regular audience and to attract and bring new insights to newcomers by broadening the scope of the program. If you have suggestions for improvement or questions about the upcoming event, feel free to contact Alan or Bill to discuss your ideas.

Going Beyond Methodology to Maximize Performance

A performance framework for both software and non-software development that has been used for approximately a decade, TSP is a proven method to help teams to plan, evaluate, manage, and control their work. 

The TSP Symposium 2014 technical program will go beyond the core methodology of TSP to encompass a broader range of complementary practices that contribute to peak performance on system and software projects. The unifying theme of the conference is quality. Ultimately, a quality product and service must be delivered on time and within budget, be secure, be sustainable, and provide value to end users.

Teams using the Team Software Process (TSP) have achieved unprecedented quality and productivity improvements. However, we as a community have also learned that many benefits accrue from incorporating other aspects of engineering, leadership, and culture change into the disciplined practices of TSP.

The TSP Symposium 2014 program will include keynote presentations, 40-minute experience-report presentations, 90-minute participatory sessions, full-day and half-day tutorials, and several organized networking activities throughout the week.

Join Us in Pittsburgh

The TSP Symposium 2014 seeks presentations that are fresh and innovative, as well as those providing new perspectives on existing concepts. Details regarding registration, accommodations, and more will be added soon, so be sure to bookmark this page and to sign up to receive email updates. We hope to see you in Pittsburgh in 2014.

Program Committee

Alan Willett, Oxseeker, Inc.
Bill Pollak, SEI

Yoshihiro Akiyama, Next Process Institute, Ltd.
Jason Brady, Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
Bett Correa, Verizon
Noopur Davis, McAfee
Michele Falce, SEI
Elias Fallon, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
James Ivers, SEI
Fernando Jaimes, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Lisa Masciantonio, CMMI Institute
Shane McGraw, SEI
Austin Montgomery, SEI
Julia Mullaney, SEI
Bill Nichols, SEI
Linda Parker Gates, SEI
Dave Scherb, SEI
Jeff Schwalb, U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Forrest Shull, SEI
David VanEpps, Acxiom
Carl Wyrwa, CW Software Solutions, Inc.

Pittsburgh "repeatedly rates among the best places for brains, roller coasters and robotics, starting a business, buying a house, raising a family, retiring and more."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 30 Years: 'Hell with the lid off' to Most Livable -- How Pittsburgh became cool

Important Dates

Call for Submissions opens: April 4, 2014

Call for Submissions closes: May 16, 2014

Super-early-bird registration opens: June 16, 2014

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive email updates about the TSP Symposium.


For questions regarding the conference or more information about using the TSP, contact


Help us improve

Visitor feedback helps us continually improve our site.

Please tell us what you
think with this short
(< 5 minute) survey.