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Learning Objectives:
  • Explain to management the business importance of test process improvement
  • Understand the relationship of the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) to the CMMi model
  • Guide and advice an organization using the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi)
  • Providing support in the interpretation of the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) model
  • Act as a co-assessor in informal Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) assessments
  • Participate in programs for improving the test process within an organization
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Context of Test Improvement
  • Provide examples of the typical business reasons for test improvement.
  • Understand the different aspects of testing that can be improved
  • Summarize typical costs and benefits of the TMMi
Introduction to the TMMi Model
  • Compare the suitability of CMMI for test process improvement to the TMMi model developed specifically for test process improvement
  • Compare the continuous and staged representation including their strengths and weaknesses
  • Summarize the sources, e.g., TMM, used during the development of the TMMi model
  • Understand the evolution of the testing process as described by Gelperin and Hetzel
  • Summarize the scope of the TMMi model
TMMi Maturity Levels
  • Summarize the TMMi maturity levels and process areas
  • Explain the TMMi maturity levels
Structure of the TMMi
  • Summarize components of the TMMi model
  • Explain the difference between a required, expected and informative component
  • Categorize the components of the TMMi model by type (required, expected, informative)
  • Summarize the generic goals of the TMMi model
  • Understand the two levels of institutionalization related to the generic goals GG2 and GG3
  • Recognize the generic practices of both GG2 and GG3
  • Summarize the relationship between TMMi and CMMI
  • Explain the support of CMMI generic practices for specific TMMi process areas
  • Explain the support of CMMI process areas for the TMMi process areas at the various maturity levels
TMMi level 2 process areas, specific goals and Practices:
  • Test Policy and Strategy
  • Test Planning,
  • Test Monitoring and Control,
  • Test Design and Execution and
  • Test Environment
TMMi level 3 process areas, specific goals, and practices:
  • Test Organization,
  • Test Training,
  • Test Lifecycle and Integration,
  • Non-Functional Testing and
  • Peer Reviews
TMMi level 4 process areas, specific goals, and practices:
  • Test Measurement,
  • Software Quality Evaluation
  • Advanced Reviews
TMMi level 5 process areas, specific goals, and practices:
  • Quality Control,
  • Defect Prevention and
  • Test Process Optimization
TMMi Assessments
  • Explain the role of assessments with the overall improvement process
  • Compare informal assessments to formal assessment
  • Summarize the generic assessment process
Implementing TMMi
  • Summarize the activities of the initiating phase of the improvement framework
  • Summarize the key elements of a test policy
  • Summarize the activities of the diagnosing phase of the improvement framework
  • Summarize the activities of the establishing phase of the improvement framework
  • Summarize the activities of the acting phase of the improvement framework
  • Summarize the activities of the learning phase of the improvement framework
  • Recognize the critical success factor for test process improvement
  • Explain the risks behind not considering the critical success factors

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