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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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Apr 20 at Now that’s the term the company uses, even though it doesn’t actually mean it.

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. 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.

Someone mistakenly calls it a “Test Program Set”, and it catches on. This correspondence has been reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive.

In popular culture, TPS Reports are defined as mindless paperwork in an office environment:. I fail to understand what is a serious reference from urban dictionary. This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. 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”.

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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. Dpeif 5 Someone updates a process document, and now it sticks. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. 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 included it in my answer to show the relevance of this term in pop culture. The original description page was here. There is also a definition in the urban dictionary regarding TPS reports defining them as Total Pointless Stuff among other things.

Permission Reusing this file. Retrieved from ” https: 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”.

Software testing Pop-culture neologisms Computer humor. 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.

Popular Culture and Representations of Reprot. 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.

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TPS reports are what the screenwriting industry refers to as “McGuffins”.

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This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat File File history File usage on Commons Size of this preview: According to the film’s writer and director Mike Judge, the abbreviation stood for “Test Program Set” in the movie.

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Anthony Hopkins and his films ends Jan Summary [ edit ] Description Tps report. Media needing categories as of 25 October Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat I wasn’t using urban dictionary as any kind of reference. It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he directly reports to.

If it did come from IEEE and change, it’s even funnier.

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Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming initeech the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on initecn page. The only real useful information a person can really get from UD is that the term really is “A Thing”. The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test. Views View Edit History. If you wish to use this contentyou do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.

It is used by Gibbons as an example that he has eight different persons he directly reports to. Are they something that was invented specifically for Office Space?

Please help improve this media file by adding it to one or more categories, so it may be associated with related media files how? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Or are they are something that only exists in more specialized areas? The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test. I certainly didn’t get my answer from urban dictionary