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Test Process Improvement
Test Process Improvement

Description The objective of this course is to provide insight in the importance of structured testing, the need for test process improvement, the different models and the change process to implement changes within the organization. Apart from the theory, the course contains a number of exercises in order to gain practical experience.
The course is a mix of case driven, instructor-led, and self paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts involving Test Process Improvement. To enable a thorough hands-on of the concepts taught in the class room, the course is structured around a set of formal case studies.


Target Audience

The target audience for the program are professionals with minimum of one year experience with regards to various phases of Software Development Life Cycles and Software Testing, and should be involved with any / all / either of the functions given below:

  • Project Management
  • Quality Process Engineering
  • Software Quality Assurance


After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:

  • Learn why test process improvement is required
  • Know what all needs to be improved which changing the process
  • Understand the principles of Process Improvement
  • Learn about model based and analytical based approaches
  • Learn to improve the process using TMMi and TPI

Delivery Method The course is a mix of case driven and self paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts involved in Test Process Improvement. The participants will be presented with ample examples, exercises and case studies to understand and apply the concepts taught.  

Duration Live Learning : 16 hrs (4 sessions of 4 hrs duration each)  

  • Faculty through live web sessions
  • Master copy of the course notes [Soft Copy Format]
  • Case Study Copies
  • Course Handouts, if any

Coverage Session 1
Introduction to Class

Participants | Familiarization with course material | Familiarization with the protocols and timings | Expectation setting and clarifications
  Introduction to Process Improvement
Need for Process Improvement | What can be improved? | Views of Quality | Principles of Process Improvement | Generic Improvement cycle (Deming, IDEAL) | An overview to Improvement approaches
  Model based improvements
Introduction to model based improvement | Software Process Improvement Models – ISO, CMMi | Software Test Process Improvement Models – TPI, TMM, TMMi, TOM etc | Context Based Models – CTP, STEP
  Analytical based improvement
Need for Analytical based improvement | Casual Analysis | GQM model | Measures, Metrics & Indicators

  Session 2
Topic Area 05: Coverage of TPI

Focus of the model | Key areas of Focus | Understanding Check Points | Understanding Practices and Focus Areas | Building a Test Maturity Matrix | Method of Appraisal using TPI
  Hands on Exercise: Doing a TPI assessment

  Session 3
Coverage of TMM
Focus of the model | Understand each of the levels | Understand 4 Domains of focus | Understand Sub Domains | Understand Process Areas | Understand Practices | Method of Appraisal using TMM
  Coverage of TMMi
Focus of the model | Understanding Maturity Levels | Understand Maturity Sub Goals | Understand Activities, Responsibilities, and Key Practices | Understand Critical Views
  Hands on Exercise: Doing a TMMi assessment  

  Session 4
Making a model Choice
Selection of the test process improvement | Process for Improvement | Initiation & Diagnosis of the situation | Establishing a Test Improvement Plan | Acting to implement improvements | Learning from an improvement program | Managing Change
  Case study on Comparative study of models
Post Training Assessment
Q&A Sessions

System Requirements for Live Learning
  • System with uninterrupted internet access
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and above
  • Headphone & Speaker
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