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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Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy.
If it did come from IEEE and change, it’s even funnier. The original description page was here. It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he directly reports to.
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”.
Anthony Hopkins and his films ends Jan 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. I fail to understand what is a serious reference from urban dictionary.
It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he directly reports to. 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.
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The possibility initec 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.
I certainly didn’t get my answer from urban dictionary Apr 20 at 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. In the movie, multiple managers and coworkers inquire about a single error that Peter Gibbons makes in utilizing a wrong cover sheet to send his TPS reports.
According to the film’s writer and director Mike Judge, the abbreviation stood for “Test Program Set” in the movie. 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.
What Is a TPS Report?
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved from ” https: There is also a definition in the urban dictionary regarding TPS reports defining them as Total Pointless Stuff among other things. replrt
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Media needing categories as of 25 October I wasn’t using urban dictionary as any kind of reference. In popular culture, TPS Reports are defined as mindless paperwork in an office environment:. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on What are TPS Reports?