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 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. Summary [ edit ] Description Tps report. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Segfault – No, it is nowhere near as reliable as Wikipedia. Views View Edit History. Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication repot the terms mentioned on this page.
The company hired new engineers, they see “TPS” but don’t know where it came from.
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I certainly didn’t get my answer from urban dictionary Please help improve this media file by adding it to one or more categories, so it may be associated with related media files how? This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. Anthony Hopkins and his films ends Jan 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.
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.
Software testing Pop-culture neologisms Computer humor. 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. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. In popular culture, TPS Reports are defined as mindless paperwork in an office environment:.
What Is a TPS Report?
Media needing categories as of 25 October Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy. Or are repoft are something that only exists in more specialized areas? This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat WP has forces that at least try to cull crap from it. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. The company adopts it, but writing “Test Procedure Specification” over and over is irritating, so people started writing “TPS”.
TPS reports are what the screenwriting industry repogt to as “McGuffins”. All following user names refer to en.
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Permission Reusing this file. The only real useful information a person can really get from UD is that the term really is “A Thing”.
After its use in the comedic film Office Space, “TPS report” has come to connote pointless, mindless paperwork, and an example initrch “literacy practices” in the work environment that are “meaningless exercises imposed upon employees by an inept and uncaring management” and “relentlessly mundane and enervating”.
Views Read Edit View history. I included it in my answer to show the relevance of this term in pop culture.