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TMMi Professional Certification Training

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Course Duration: 2 days
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The TMMi Professional 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 comes is built upon an internationally-recognised process improvement framework and assessment model. The course syllabus has been developed and released by the TMMi Foundation

Who will benefit from the TMMi Professional Certification?

The TMMi Professional qualification is aimed at anyone involved in using the TMMi model. This includes people in roles such as testers, test leaders, test managers, test process improvers, test consultants, TMMi Assessors or Lead Assessors, business stakeholders, and members of a Test Process Group.

This TMMi Professional qualification is appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the TMMi model. Holders of the TMMi Professional Certificate will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge required as a prerequisite to becoming an accredited TMMi Assessment Method (TAM) Assessor or Lead Assessor.

The TMMI set of qualifications

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated pre-requisites for this course; although some good experience of testing would certainly help you to get the most from your 2-days.

The Exam

The TMMi Professional exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 60 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 15 minutes) so a total of 75 minutes.

The exam is scheduled for the last afternoon of the course but may also be taken on a later date at a Pearson Vue centre of your choice

Course Objectives

The objective of this course it to teach:
• Detailed understanding of the TMMi model and its origins;
• Detailed understanding of the TMMi process areas;
• Understanding of the different assessment approaches;
• Information enabling you to explain the importance of test process improvement to management
• Understanding of the model to provide guidance and advice on a project when using TMMi as a basis for test process improvement
• Awareness of the relationship to CMMI
• To provide you with the skills to act as a co-assessor on informal assessments
• Detailed understanding of the process improvement model IDEAL
• Prepare you for the TMMi Professional exam

Skills Gained

At the end of the course, Certified TMMi Professionals should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:
• 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 of the TMMi model, including the relationship of TMMi to the CMMI model
• 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 can identify critical success factors
• Act as a co-assessor in informal TMMi assessments .

Syllabus – Key points

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
  • Summarize the scope of the TMMi model

TMMi Maturity Levels

  • Summarize 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
  • Summarize 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

TMMi Model

  • 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

TMMi Assessments

  • Explain the role of assessments with the overall improvement process
  • Compare informal and formal assessments
  • Summarise the generic assessment process

Implementing TMMi

  • 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


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