The TMMi Professional course is for skilled testers who want to use the TMMi (Test Maturity Model integration) model to improve testing processes in an organisation, including:
- Testers or test leads wishing to elevate their career into test process improvement.
- Test managers or anyone involved in test process improvement seeking a solid understanding of the TMMi model.
- Anyone wanting to accredit their skills as a TMMi Professional and continue their path to become a TMMi Assessor or Lead Assessor.
Guide your organisation in better testing processes.
This course will explain why process improvement is important and how you can identify opportunities in your organisation. It also covers the costs and benefits from improving the way organisations work.
This certificate is not only for those looking to improve their own organisation, but also serves as a stepping stone for those who want to formalise their skills in TMMi and potentially move towards becoming a TMMi and/or lead assessor.
This certification is built upon an internationally-recognised process improvement framework and assessment model. The course syllabus has been developed and released by the TMMi Foundation.
- Be able to eloquently explain to management the business importance of test process improvement.
- Gain the ability to guide and advise an organisation or project when using the TMMi model as a basis for their test process improvement.
- Provide support in the interpretation and understanding of the TMMi model, including the relationship of TMMi to the CMMI model.
- Participate in programs for improving the test process within an organisation or project and identify critical success factors.
- Act as a co-assessor in informal TMMi assessments.
The examination consists of a closed-book, 40-question multiple choice exam held at the end of the course or done online. A minimum score of 26 (65%) is required to become a certified TMMi Professional.
Context of Test Improvement
Provide examples of business reasons for test improvement
Understand different aspects of testing that can be improved
Summarise costs and benefits of TMMi
Introduction to the TMMi Model
Summarise the structure of the CMMI process improvement model
Understand the CMMI 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 strengths and weaknesses
Summarise the sources. E.g TMMi used during the development of the model
Understand the evolution of the testing process as described by Gelperin and Hetzel
Summarise the scope of the TMMi model
TMMi Maturity Levels
Summarise and explain the TMMi maturity levels and process areas
Structure of TMMi
Summarise the components of the TMMi model
Explain the difference between a required, expected and informative component
Categorise the components of the TMMi model by type
Summarise the generic goals of the TMMi model
Recognise the generic practices of both GG2 and GG3
Summarise the relationship between TMMi and CMMI
Explain the support of CMMI process areas for specific TMMi generic practices, and TMMi process areas at the various maturity levels
Summarise the TMMi level 2, 3, 4, and 5 process areas and specific goals
Recognise the specific practices of the TMMi level 2, 3, 4, and 5 process areas
Explain the role of assessments with the overall improvement process
Compare informal and formal assessments
Summarise the generic assessment process
Summarise the activities of the initiating phase of the improvement framework
Summarise the key elements of a test policy
Summarise the activities of the diagnosing, establishing, acting and learning phase of the improvement framework
Recognise the critical success factors for the test process improvement
Explain the risks behind not considering the critical success factors