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Watts S. Humphrey

Watts S. Humphrey is the author of several influential books on the software development process and software process improvement. Mr. Humphrey was a Fellow at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, where he provided the vision for, and early leadership in the development of, the widely used standard for assessing an organization's software development capability, the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Watts Humphrey passed away on October 28, 2010. We celebrate Watts' influential work today, including his new title - Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust.

In 2009, Grady Booch conducted an extensive interview with Watts for the Computer History Museum. We invite you to read the transcript of this oral history in its entirety.

The Software Engineering Institute remembers Watts with a tribute including video footage of Humphrey receiving the 2003 National Medal of Technology at sei.cmu.edu/watts.

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Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building a Competitive Software Capability
By Watts S. Humphrey, James W. Over
eBook Multiformat $25.59
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Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building a Competitive Software Capability
By Watts S. Humphrey, James W. Over
Physical Product $31.99
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Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself
By Watts S. Humphrey, William R. Thomas
Physical Product $27.99
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Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself
By Watts S. Humphrey, William R. Thomas
eBook Multiformat $22.39
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TSP(SM) Coaching Development Teams
By Watts S. Humphrey
$35.19
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TSP(SM) Coaching Development Teams
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $43.99
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TSP(SM) Leading a Development Team
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $47.99
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TSP(SM) Leading a Development Team, Portable Documents
By Watts S. Humphrey
$38.39
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PSP(sm): A Self-Improvement Process for Software Engineers
By Watts S. Humphrey
$44.79
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PSP(sm): A Self-Improvement Process for Software Engineers
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $55.99
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Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $31.99
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Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy, Adobe Reader
By Watts S. Humphrey
$25.59
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Introduction to the Team Software Process(sm)
By Watts S. Humphrey
$47.99
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Introduction to the Team Software Process(sm)
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $59.99
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Introduction to the Personal Software Process(sm)
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $31.99
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Introduction to the Personal Software Process(sm), Adobe Reader
By Watts S. Humphrey
$25.59
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Managing Technical People: Innovation, Teamwork, and the Software Process
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $27.99
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Managing the Software Process
By Watts S. Humphrey
Physical Product $63.99
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Building a Competitive Software Capability: Creative Destruction
Feb 15, 2011
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 37: Language Trends, the Future, and Advice to Young People
Oct 29, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 36: Agile Methods, Open Source, and Cloud Computing
Oct 25, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 35: The National Medal of Technology
Oct 18, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 34: Women in Software and the Change Problem
Oct 11, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 33: The Boeing B2 System and the "Last Liar Problem"
Oct 4, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 32: International TSP Use and the Trouble with Knowledge Work
Sep 27, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 31: Expanding TSP Use and Lack of Academic Interest
Sep 20, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 30: The TSP Team and Six Months to Live
Sep 13, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 29: The Task-Time Measure and Presenting the Plan to Teradyne Management
Sep 6, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 28: Early TSP Trials and the Teradyne Team Launch
Aug 30, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 27: Formal Methods, the Failure of PSP, and Tragedy of Beautiful Software
Aug 23, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 26: Catastrophic Software Failures and the Limits of Testing
Aug 16, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 25: SEI Strategy and the Trouble with Trivial Errors
Aug 9, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 24: Mary Shaw Meetings and the Ashton-Tate Story
Aug 2, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 23: IBM Tool Development, the Academic Advisory Board, and the Speak Out Article
Jul 26, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 22: The Process Conferences and the PSP Course
Jul 19, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 21: The Personal Software Process
Jul 12, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 20: The SEI 5-Level Maturity Model
Jul 5, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 19: Starting at SEI
Jun 28, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 18: The Move to SEI
Jun 21, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 17: Measuring and Improving Software Quality
Jun 14, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 16: Semiconductor and Software Quality and the Revolution of CI-105
Jun 7, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 15: The SHARE Meeting, the MVS Review, Release 15/16, and the Compatibility Letter
May 31, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 14: Jay Forrester, Program Pricing, and the FS System
May 24, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 13: The IBM PC and International Business
May 17, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 12: IBM Corporate Policy, Contracts, and Lawsuits
May 10, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 11: Skiing with Tom Watson and Why RCA Failed
May 3, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 10: The Fortune Interview, IBM Lawsuits, and Virtual Memory
Apr 26, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 9: Family History, Phase Plans, and Labs Around the World
Apr 19, 2010
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Reflections on Management: Leadership Must Be Earned
Apr 15, 2010
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Reflections on Management: What Do You Want From Life?
Apr 14, 2010
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Reflections on Management: A Goal Is Something You Want to Achieve
Apr 13, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 8: The Model 91 Announcement
Apr 12, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 7: The Director of Programming Role at IBM
Apr 5, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 6: The IBM 360
Mar 29, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 5: Early Projects at IBM
Mar 22, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 4: Building a Computer Group and Starting at IBM
Mar 15, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 3: Sylvania and Northeastern University
Mar 8, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 2: the Navy, College, and Wrestling
Mar 1, 2010
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An Interview with Watts Humphrey, Part 1: Beginnings
Feb 22, 2010
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Why Every Business Is a Software Business
Feb 22, 2002
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