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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
COVERAGE
Context of Test Improvement
Total course time: 60 minutes
LO 1.1 [K2] Provide examples of the typical business reasons for test improvement.
LO 1.2 [K2] Understand the different aspects of testing that can be improved
LO 1.3 [K2] Summarize typical costs and benefits of the TMMi
Main source: “The Little TMMi” chapter 1
Introduction to the TMMi Model
Total course time: 90 minutes
LO 2.1 [K2] Summarize the structure of the CMMI process improvement model
LO 2.2 [K2] Understand the aspects of the CMMI model with testing-specific relevance
LO 2.3 [K2] Compare the suitability of CMMI for test process improvement to the TMMi model developed specifically for test process improvement
LO 2.4 [K2] Compare the continuous and staged representation including their strengths and weaknesses
LO 2.5 [K2] Summarize the sources, e.g., TMM, used during the development of the TMMi model
LO 2.6 [K2] Understand the evolution of the testing process as described by Gelperin and Hetzel
LO 2.7 [K2] Summarize the scope of the TMMi model
Main source: “The TMMi model” chapter 1
TMMi Maturity Levels
Total course time: 60 minutes
LO 3.1 [K2] Summarize the TMMI maturity levels and process areas
LO 3.2 [K2} Explain the TMMi maturity levels
Main source: “The TMMi model” chapter 2
Structure of the TMMi
Total course time: 90 minutes
LO 4.1 [K2] Summarize the components of the TMMi model
LO 4.2 [K2] Explain the difference between a required, expected and informative component
LO 4.3 [K2] Categorize the components of the TMMi model by type (required, expected, informative)
LO 4.4 [K2] Summarize the generic goals of the TMMi model
LO 4.5 [K2] Understand the two levels of institutionalization related to the generic goals GG2 and GG3
LO 4.6 [K1] Recognize the generic practices of both GG2 and GG3
LO 4.7 [K2] Summarize the relationship between TMMi and CMMI
LO 4.8 [K2] Explain the support of CMMI generic practices for specific TMMi process areas
LO 4.9 [K2] Explain the support of CMMI process areas for the TMMi process areas at the various maturity levels
Main source: “The TMMi model” chapter 3
TMMi model
Total course time: 270 minutes
LO 5.1 [K2] Summarize the TMMi level 2 process areas (Test Policy and Strategy, Test Planning, Test Monitoring and Control, Test Design and Execution and Test Environment) and specific goals
LO 5.2 [K1] Recognize the specific practices of the TMMi level 2 process areas (Test Policy and Strategy, Test Planning, Test Monitoring and Control, Test Design and Execution and Test Environment)
LO 5.3 [K2] Summarize the TMMi level 3 process areas (Test Organization, Test Training, Test Lifecycle and Integration, Non-Functional Testing and Peer Reviews) and specific goals
LO 5.4 [K1] Recognize the specific practices of the TMMi level 3 process areas (Test Organization, Test Training, Test Lifecycle and Integration, Non-Functional Testing and Peer Reviews)
LO 5.5 [K2] Summarize the TMMi level 4 process areas (Test Measurement, Software Quality Evaluation, Advanced Reviews) and specific goals
LO 5.6 [K1] Recognize the specific practices of the TMMi level 4 (Test Measurement, Software Quality Evaluation, Advanced Reviews) process areas
LO 5.7 [K2] Summarize the TMMi level 5 process areas (Quality Control, Defect Prevention and Test Process Optimization) and specific goals
LO 5.8 [K1] Recognize the specific practices of the TMMi level 5 process areas (Quality Control, Defect Prevention and Test Process Optimization)
Main source: “The TMMi model” – chapter 3
TMMi Assessments
Total course time: 60 minutes
LO 6.1 [K2] Explain the role of assessments with the overall improvement process
LO 6.2 [K2] Compare informal assessments to formal assessment
LO 6.3 [K2] Summarize the generic assessment process
Main source: “The Little TMMi” chapter 4
Implementing TMMi
Total course time: 90 minutes
LO 7.1 [K2] Summarize the activities of the initiating phase of the improvement framework
LO 7.2 [K2] Summarize the key elements of a test policy
LO 7.3 [K2] Summarize the activities of the diagnosing phase of the improvement framework
LO 7.4 [K2] Summarize the activities of the establishing phase of the improvement framework
LO 7.5 [K2] Summarize the activities of the acting phase of the improvement framework
LO 7.6 [K2] Summarize the activities of the learning phase of the improvement framework
LO 7.7 [K1] Recognize the critical success factor for test process improvement
LO 7.8 [K2] Explain the risks behind not considering the critical success factors
Main source: “The Little TMMi” chapter 5

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