In software development, a TPS Report
is a quality assurance document that stands for "Testing Procedure Specification". This report is part of the IEEE 829
However, in the modern cubicle culture, TPS is an acronym meaning "Totally Pointless Stuff", which was made famous in the movie Office Space. TPS Reports
are meaningless pieces of documentation that must be filled out but that nobody reads.
As an inside joke, many cubicle workers have duped their managers into renaming their routine status reports as "TPS reports
" under the guise of other acroyms such as "Time and Productivity Status"