TMMI Exams

The HTB the TMMi Foundation official Hungarian representative in January 2018! But what is TMMi? The TMMi Foundation is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Ireland. It is designed to support companies in software development, primarily in testing, to achieve higher quality and efficiency. For this, they developed a widely accepted, widespread and independent framework, the Test Maturity Model integrated.

As the local representative, the purposes and roles of HTB are:

  • the widespread introduction of TMMi (surveys, certification scheme, industry-specific survey averages)
  • to promote and provide TMMi training and exams in Hungary
  • the training of TMMi auditors
  • to issue certificates in Hungary

DID YOU KNOW?

dr. Katalin Balla, Founding and Full Member of HTB, SCAMPI Senior Auditor and TMMi Auditor, is the first and so far only person in the world to receive accreditation to audit TMMi using the SCAMPI method!
THE TMMI MODEL

Maturity Levels of the TMMi Model

The TMMi model looks at software testing at different maturity levels, with the starting assumption that all organizations start at TMMi level 1 of the maturity ladder. The more mature an organization’s testing practices, the higher the level of maturity the organization fulfills.

The model has a staged architecture for test process improvement. It contains levels through which an organization passes as its testing process evolves from one that is ad hoc and unmanaged, to one that is managed, defined, measured, and in optimization model, see figure 1 below. Achieving each level ensures that adequate improvement has been laid as a foundation for the next stage.

Test process improvement efforts are focused on the needs of the organization in the context of its business environment. Moving through the different maturity levels increases the capability of test and software quality management to align with the needs of the business or project. The benefits being among others improved software product quality with fewer defects.

I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A TMMI PROFESSIONAL

TMMi Professional is a certification that is open to all with an interest in the TMMi Model. This includes people in roles such as test process improvers, test consultants, TMMi (lead-)assessors, business stakeholders, test managers, and members of a Test Process Group. Holders of the TMMi Professional Certificate will be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge required as a prerequisite to becoming an accredited TMMi Assessor, TMMi Lead Assessor or certified TMMi test process improver.

Some practical information about the exam

  • The TMMi Professional exam consists of 40 questions, each correct answer worth 1 point.
  • You must achieve at least 65% (a minimum of 26 points) for a successful exam.
  • Language of the exam: English
  • Time available for the exam: 60 minutes non-native speakers 75 minutes
  • Help during the exam: A printed foreign language dictionary is allowed.
  • ISTQB Foundation Level is not a prerequisite, but it is recommended.
  • You do not have to take a compulsory course to pass the exam, but it is recommended. In Hungary, TMMi training is provided by SQI and Masterfield Training Center as well.
  • Price: 61.000 HUF + VAT
  • Exam Registration
  • Deadline for the application: no later than 30 days before the selected exam date.
  • Before registering for the exam, please read the examination rules.
  • The full study material for the TMMi Professional exam can be downloaded here.
  • You can test your knowledge in the sample exam, here .

 

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I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A TMMI TEST PROCESS IMPROVER

 

Organizations seeking to improve their level of test maturity using the TMMi Model depend on experienced and qualified individuals to effectively assess and facilitate test improvement.

The expectation is that a certified TMMi test process improver will be able to provide thorough support within their organization or project to initiate, implement, and support TMMi based improvements to testing such that business value is provided to sponsors and stakeholders. This qualification is intended to support career path development and create visibility for those involved in TMMi based test process improvement.

Some practical information to get this certification

  • A certified TMMi test process improver is able to initiate and manage a test improvement project, and successfully implement TMMi based improvements in an organization or project.
  • A certified TMMi test process improver has advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of testing, TMMi, process improvement, and assessments.
  • A certified TMMi test process improver can use the associated logo, e.g., as an email signature, to show their achievement to their stakeholders and the market
  • Being a TMMi test process improver is a career step for those involved in test consultancy and test process improvement.

More information visit the TMMi Test Process Improver page!

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR AN EVALUATION FOR MY COMPANY!

When is it worthwhile to take an assessment? Usually when you have these or very similar problems with your company:

Performance optimization

  • Software release with too many application errors
  • Lack or inadequacy of software quality assurance program
  • Inadequate expectation management
  • Inadequate monitoring and documentation
  • Waste of time during test execution
  • Continuous revision, override

Business perspective

  • Continuously reducing testing time
  • Increasing number of functional requirements, increasingly complex requests
  • Increasing responsibility and expectation of quality
  • Reduced time spent on work
  • Outsourced or cooperative development
  • Efficiency improvement, cost reduction, risk reduction
WHO CAN DO THE EVALUATION?
Service Provider

TMMi Accredited Service Provider - based on their own methodology or TMMi recognized Service Provider - based on TMMi Assessment Method (TAM). In both cases, service providers employ independent and accredited auditors.

Accredited TMMi (lead) auditor with SCAMPI methodology

SCAMPI is not officially accredited by TMMi, but it is a recognized and valid methodology for assessing companies. A list of TMMi's leading auditors here

Internal assessment with accredited audit methodology 

An accredited TMMi auditor conducts the assessment on the basis of an accredited assessment method licensed by the TMMi Foundation or an accredited Service Provider.

Internal survey without accredited audit methodology

Apply the free TMMi model, after studying it. The depth and quality of the results obtained and the process development obtained may be below that of accredited surveys.

More information visit the TMMI homepage or contact us!