As any other conference, this one is also divided in 2 parts. First, you start with the tutorials and then the actual conference with 2 simultaneous tracks. It was for one of the tutorials that I was asked to talk about TMMi and how to do this in practice. Because my knowledge on TMMi is not that profound, I did this one together with Jan Jaap Cannegieter, one of the well known TMMi experts in the world.
TMMi, the successor of TMM, is first published in 2008. Since then, a lot of organizations used it to assess or improve their test processes. TMMi is a maturity model for testing. It lists characteristics of effective test processes, organized in process areas and maturity levels. During the first part of the tutorial the attendants will get to know the model and we will do an interactive element with one or two of the level 2 process areas. Furthermore we will explain how TMMi assessments areperformed and we will present the outcomes of over 25 assessments that took place in The Netherlands.
The value of TMMi is undeniable, but still it is an abstract, theoretical model. Implementing TMMi or test process improvements in general sets major challenges. Alongside the theoretical part of the tutorial Erik will use examples of his own experience in which he shows his practical interpretation of TMMi. Based on concrete examples, templates and tips, the audience will gradually see how TMMi can be applied and how they can use the theoretical TMMi in a practical environment.A focus will be put on the experience in acceptance testing, meaning that we will bring theory and practice together in this specific area of testing.
According to our audience, it was a pleasure to finally see a tutorial on TMMi that involved the practical part as well. By pointing out clear activities on how to improve your test process in practice, it becomes clear what all the theoretical background within TMMi is about.