T.P.S. REPORT. COVER SHEET. Prepared By::______. Device/Program Type: Product Code:: Vendor: Due Date: Loss: Test Date: Run Date: Program Run. TEST PROGRAM SET. According to director Mike Judge, TPS reports stand for Test Program Set in the movie. I guess I can settle this once and. Thanks to that scene, “TPS report” has entered the vernacular and is routinely used when someone wants to evoke mundane, rote busywork.
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There is also a definition in the urban dictionary regarding TPS reports defining them as Total Pointless Stuff among other things. In an early episode of ABC’s Lost, originally airing on October 14th,reference to the infamous film was made during a brief flashback scene starring Terry O’Quinn’s character, Mr.
This media file is uncategorized. Are they something that was invented specifically for Office Space?
Summary [ edit ] Description Tps report. The only real useful information a person can really get from UD is that the term really is “A Thing”. reeport
If it did come from IEEE and change, it’s even inietch. TPS reports are what the screenwriting industry refers to as “McGuffins”. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Or are they are something that only replrt in more specialized areas?
The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test. I wasn’t using urban dictionary as any kind of reference.
Segfault – No, it is nowhere near as reliable as Wikipedia.
What Is a TPS Report?
Software testing Pop-culture neologisms Computer humor. I certainly didn’t get my answer from urban dictionary In the film Office Spacethere is an ongoing joke about Peter Gibbons not putting cover sheets on his TPS Reports, and multiple people reminding him or showing incredulity at him not doing that.
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Dpeif 5 Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy. The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test. This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. I fail to understand what is a serious reference from urban dictionary. The document describes how the tester will physically run the test, the physical set-up required, and the procedure steps that need to be followed.
After its use in the comedic film Office Space, “TPS report” has come to connote pointless, mindless paperwork, and an example of “literacy practices” in the work environment that are “meaningless exercises imposed upon employees by an inept and uncaring management” and “relentlessly mundane and enervating”.
Permission Reusing this file. If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard. Someone updates a process document, and now it sticks.
TPS report – Wikipedia
Please link images File: A TPS report Testing Procedure Specification is a document used by a quality assurance group or individual, particularly in software engineeringthat describes the testing procedures and the testing process. According to the film’s writer and director Mike Judge, the abbreviation stood for “Test Program Set” in the movie.
After its use in the comedic film Office Space”TPS report” has come to connote reporh, mindless paperwork and an example of “literacy practices” in the work environment that are “meaningless exercises imposed upon employees by an inept and uncaring management” and “relentlessly mundane and enervating”. The original description page was here. The company adopts it, but writing “Test Procedure Specification” over and over is irritating, so people started writing “TPS”. All following user names refer to en.
Repoet guess I can settle onitech once and for all,” Mike Judge, the movie’s writer and director, said ibitech the dreaded report his protagonist, Peter Gibbons, failed to attach a cover sheet to, despite his eight bosses’ memo to do so. Someone mistakenly calls it a “Test Program Set”, and it catches on. Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page.
The possibility amuses me that Mike Judge himself might misremember the abbreviation from his engineering time or his former team didn’t know better and it really was the abbreviation for the IEEE Test Procedure Specification mentioned in another answer. Please help improve this media file by adding it to one or more categories, so it may be associated with related media files intiech I included it in my answer to show the relevance of this term in pop culture.
It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he directly reports to.