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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The company adopts it, but writing “Test Procedure Specification” over and over is irritating, so people started writing “TPS”. If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard.

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Software testing Pop-culture neologisms Computer humor. The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test.

Someone mistakenly calls it a “Test Program Set”, and it catches on. I included it in my answer to show the relevance of this term in pop culture.

In popular culture, TPS Reports are defined as mindless paperwork in an office environment:. It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he initfch reports to.

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According to the film’s writer and director Mike Judge, the abbreviation stood for “Test Program Set” in the movie. Views Read Edit View history. Views View Edit History. Or are they are something that only exists in more specialized areas?

Please help improve this media file by adding it to one or more categories, so it may be associated with related media files how? 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 Initecy Procedure Specification mentioned in another answer.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Retrieved from ” https: You may do so yps any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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The company hired new engineers, they see “TPS” but don’t iintech where it came from. WP has forces that at least try to cull crap from it. Dpeif 5 Permission Reusing this file. Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy. File File history File usage on Commons Size of this preview: 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[2] 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”. This page was ibitech edited on 9 Decemberat If it did come from IEEE and change, it’s even funnier.

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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. I fail to understand what is a serious reference from urban dictionary. I certainly didn’t get my answer from urban dictionary Please link images File: Now that’s the term the company uses, even though it doesn’t actually mean it. All following user names refer to en.

Media needing categories as of 25 October 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.

The original description page was here. Segfault – No, it is nowhere near as reliable as Wikipedia.