Keep Calm and use TMMi

06/02/2013 - 19:30
06/02/2013 - 21:00

Test Maturity Model Integration

Speaker: Clive Bates

Venue: City of Bristol College

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7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Clive BatesExperimentus has been a significant supporter of the TMMi Foundation since it first started. Over the last 8 years we have run well over 150 TMMi assessments and in the last 12 months have certified 4 major organisations to either TMMi level 2 or 3 and a further 2 organisations at level 4 – in addition, we are currently working with 2 organisations assisting them in being certified to the top level of TMMi, level 5.

Certifications are only part of the story and they can certainly help organisations validate their practices. The bigger aspect though is that IT service providers are very clear they want practical and pragmatic help in identifying improvements to their processes that will mean they are more effective and efficient in their testing. Preventing defects not just detecting them.

Over the last few years Clive has been fully involved with running many TMMi assessments and has seen the benefits that organisations have subsequently enjoyed.

There are a number of key factors that contribute to organisations improving their processes and so in this presentation, Clive will explore the following points:

  • Why improve what we do?
  • An overview of the TMMi model
  • How assessments work
  • The current state of the nation

Clive is a Managing Consultant with Experimentus based in London and has a focus of managing test and quality process improvement assignments and the development the TMMi training offering. He is a TMMi Lead Assessor and conducted a number of assessments and training both in the UK and abroad.

Clive has presented at the leading testing conferences over a number of years namely StarWest, StarEast and EuroSTAR as well as specialist testing conferences in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Holland. He has also contributed articles in various industry magazines and journals. For the last 2 years he has been the appointed UK Ambassador for the EuroSTAR conference.

Clive is one of the founder members of the board that developed the original ISEB/ISTQB testing qualifications is still fully involved with the UK Testing Board as Chair of the Accreditation panel and representing the UK on the ISTQB Process Working Group.