Foundation certificate in Test maturity model integrated (tmmi)

TMMi® training program designed by Spectramind covers the overview and basics of TMMi® model and implementation of the good practices.


TMMi, the successor of TMM, is first published in 2008. Since then, a lot of organizations have used it to assess or improve their test processes. During this workshop participants will gain insight into the need and added value of test process improvement, understand the background and structure of the TMMi model. Furthermore the participants will get general knowledge of the TMMi maturity levels extensive knowledge of the TMMi process areas. The participants will also gain insight on how TMMi assessments are performed .

A TMMi® assessment can provide:

  1. An internationally recognized certification at any of the levels.
  2. An intelligent look at your testing related quality processes
  3. A fully scalable review mechanism (Project / Program / Business Unit or Organization)
  4. A staged process improvement model
  5. A pragmatic and achievable process improvement roadmap which will support your organization's quality goals and objectives
  6. Demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI)

What is TMMi® – and Why Should You Care?
TMMi is the independent industry standard measure against which to assess software quality management and test processes within an organization. It focuses on defect prevention, not detection. Testing throughout the software development lifecycle, instead of only at the end, will allow you to identify and fix software errors more effectively, saving time and money and reducing time to market.

What is the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) model?
The TMMi model provides a full framework to be used as an assessment/reference model during test process improvement, involving senior management sponsorship, which establishes a specific, technically competent test process group that represents relevant stakeholders to prioritise and guide test process improvement efforts. The model addresses all four cornerstones for structured testing (lifecycle, techniques, infrastructure and organization) and is underpinned by risk management.

Why is TMMi a necessary model?
TMMi concentrates on helping to move organisations from defect detection to defect prevention, positively impacting the time, cost and quality of software delivered, and meeting the challenges of today’s management of delivering more for less. It is about ensuring practices are fit for purpose and appropriate, using existing good practices, enhancing weaker areas and filling in gaps to achieve the corporate objectives.

Who should attend?

The course is ideally meant for anyone who can engage with customers to deliver the TMMi assessments

The course is designed for meeting the requirements of the following audience:

The target audience for the program are professionals with minimum of two years of 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:

• Test Managers
• Test Center Head
• Test Program Managers
• Test Practitioners
• Test Engineer
• Test Analysts
• Process Consultants
• Anyone Involved or Interested in Test Process Improvement
• Quality Managers
• Project Managers
• Head of Testing
• Testers
• Sr.Test Engineers
• Test Leads
• IT Directors/Managers and Project Office

Delivery Method:

The course is a mix of case driven, instructor­led, and self­paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts involving the TMMI Model and formal TMMi assessments. The participants will be presented with ample examples, exercises to understand and apply the concepts taught.

Take Away:

All participants shall be provided with:

  • CourseMaterial
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Participation Certificate
  • TMMi Professional Certificate Mock Exam( Optional 1hr Exam) [ This is not main exam ]

What is in it for you?

  • Detailed understanding on testing models
  • Prepare you on the concepts of TMMi®
  • Enable you to take initiative and implement TMMi® best practices and standards in your respective organization
  • Course completion certification for all the participants
  • After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:
  • Understand the business importance of Test Process Improvements
  • Detailed understanding of the TMMi model and its origins
  • Understanding the TMMi Reference Model and its components
  • Background and processes involved in formal TMMi assessments
  • Understand the various Levels, Process Areas, Goals and Practices that has been defined in the TMMi framework.
  • Understand about the different assessment approaches
  • Understand how the model can be used to conduct various types of assessments and how the results can be used for process improvements
  • Learn the relationship between TMMi and CMMi
  • Provide the necessary skills to act as a assessor or lead assessor in a TMMi assessment
  • Prepare the participants to successfully complete the TMMi professional examination

Certification Exam -

The course is completely based on the latest version of TMMi Professional Syllabus and prepares the participants for the TMMi Professional examination.The successful completion of the TMMi Professional exam is a pre­requisite to becoming a TMMi Assessor.

All candidates can take Exam in VUE/Prometric to get TMMi Professional Foundation .
The exam is 60 minutes (if the candidates native language is not the same as the exam language 75 minutes is allowed) made up of 40 multiple choice questions. Each correct answer is worth 1 point and a score of at least 65% (26 points or more). The exam is taken outside parametric / VUE as per students interest.

Does your organization

  1. Suffer from major release delays?
  2. View testing as a bottleneck at every stage?
  3. Find too many, and very often the most important errors in production?
  4. Have little idea how much testing (and poor quality) is costing?
  5. Utilize third parties that don't deliver the anticipated benefits?

This model is popular in all other parts of the globe. In your experience, what type of return on investment have you seen from its implementation that will make the North American market take notice?
 40% savings achieved after changes made to ensure certification to Level 2
 A U.K. bank saved 8% of their entire IT budget and improved development output by 12%
 An insurer saved £440,000 on a £2m project
 A retailer saves at least 12% on every project after implementing TMMi-based improvements
 A test services company increased its efficiency by 8%
 A bank decreased the overall testing estimates for the current release by 32%.
 Cost of testing was reduced by 28%.
 10% reduction in development costs
These figures are not out of the ordinary; in fact, we regularly see these types of of benefits when the recommendations from a TMMi assessment are implemented.

This workshop provides participants with an enhanced understanding of:

  • Detailed understanding of the TMMi model and its origins
  • Detailed understanding of the TMMi process areas
  • The difference in immature versus mature processes
  • The background and history of the TMMi model
  • The structure of the TMMi model
  • It provides practical experience for QA & Test Process Improvement
  • It gives detailed insight to Senior Management at all levels
  • TMMI Prepares technically competent Test Process Group, Quality Assurance and Testing Team
  • Applies in most industry contexts
  • Applies regardless of delivery methods
  • Establishes scope and business case
  • It works well with other technologies, standards and models: such as CMMI, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, ITIL, & ISO standards
  • Identify the benefits of test process management and improving the test process
  • Explain fundamental TMMi Concepts
  • Explore the structure and organisation of the TMMi
  • Interpret the meaning and requirements of the TMMi and its Process Areas as applied to your organisation/role
  • Apply the TMMi as a practical framework for internal test process improvement
  • Describe the synergies, overlaps and interactions between TMMi and CMMI
  • Successfully manage your Test Process Improvement project using a lifecycle approach
  • Apply test process improvements and process management concepts throughout the lifecycle
  • Describe options relating to TMMi-based assessments
  • Determine approximately where your organisation lies on the maturity scale
  • Apply lessons learnt from real world experiences of using TMMi
  • 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
  • Prepare you for the TMMi Professional exam

General knowledge of test processes, test techniques and test project, gained either by experience or by way of a formal course like a ISTQB foundation course, is presumed

Course contents

Following key concepts and topics are covered:

  1. • Introductions
  2. • TMMi Professional Certification Overview
  3. • Test Improvement Context and Benefits
  4. • TMMi Model Structure and Overview
  5. • TMMi Level 2 – Process Areas, Goals and Practices
  6. • TMMi Level 3 – Process Areas, Goals and Practices
  7. • TMMi Level 4 – Process Areas, Goals and Practices
  8. • TMMi Level 5 – Process Areas, Goals and Practices
  9. • TMMi Assessment Methodology (TAMAR)
  10. • Implementing TMMi
  11. • Mock Exam and Preparation


Day Am AM PM PM Evening
1 09:00 -10:30 Intro to TMMI® Process Implementation and Improvement 10:45 -13:00 Module 1 -Introduction to TMMI® and TMMI® Foundation 13:45 -15:30 Module 2- Benefits of TMMI®
 15:45-18:00 Module 3- Structure of TMMI® Foundation Mock Examination Questions
2 09:00-11:10 Module 4- Why do You Need TMMI®
 11:25- 13:00 Module 5 – Tips for Using TMMI®
 13:45 - 15:35 Module 6- Maturity Levels of TMMI® and Their Process Areas
 16:50 -18:00 Module 7 – Process Areas of Maturity Levels 2 and their explanation Mock Examination Questions
3 09:00 - 10:50 Review Evening Assignment, Module 8 – Process Areas of Maturity Levels 3 and their explanation
 , Module 9 – Process Areas of Maturity Levels 4 and their explanation
 11:05 -13:00 Module 10 – Process Areas of Maturity Levels 5 and their explanation
 , Module 11-TMMI® Assessment Method Application Requirements (TAMAR)
 , Module 12 – Process Definition (Development of Processes, Templates, Artifacts & Work Instructions) 14:00 -14:45 Tutor Led Revision 15:00 - 17:00 Revision and Exam -

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India Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch1-Date Batch2-Date Batch3-Date Batch4-Date Batch5-Date Batch6-Date Batch7-Date Batch8-Date Venue Contact
1 Telangana/AP Hyderabad 28-Feb’20 2-Mar’20 9-Mar’20 116-Mar’20 23-Mar’20 30-Mar’20 6-Apr’20 13-Apr’20 Flat # 617, 6th Floor, Annapurna Block, Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016, Telangana, India vijay 0-9440089341
2 Karnataka Bangalore 28-Feb’20 2-Mar’20 9-Mar’20 116-Mar’20 23-Mar’20 30-Mar’20 6-Apr’20 13-Apr’20 SPECTRAMIND, DBS center, Cunningham road, Bangalore and Sanjayanagara Bangalore vijay 0-9731330926
3 TamilNadu Chennai - - - - 7-Mar’20 8-Mar’20 11-Apr’20 12-Apr’20 SPECTRAMIND, CHENNAI, CitiCentre , Level 6, 10/11 Dr.Radhakrishna Salai,Chennai,Tamil Nadu,600 004,India vijay 0-9440089341
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7 Maharashtra Pune - - - - 13-Mar’20 14-Mar’20 29-Apr’20 30-Apr’20 SPECTRAMIND , The Legacy, 1st Floor, 25-A, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata, 700017 vijay 0-9440089341

International Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch1-Date Batch2-Date Batch3-Date Batch4-Date Batch5-Date Batch6-Date Batch7-Date Batch8-Date Venue Contact
1 USA Charlotte,North Carolina, 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SpectraMind , TBD SHamshuddin +1 – (980) -202- 8567
2 USA Raleigh, North Carolina 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND, TBD SHamshuddin +1 – (980) -202- 8567
3 USA Washington DC 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND, TBD SHamshuddin +1 – (980) -202- 8567
4 USA Richmond, Virginia 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND, TBD SHamshuddin +1 – (980) -202- 8567
5 UK London 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND,TBD Alok :
6 Ukraine Ukraine 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Mykhailo : +380 73 304 8268
7 Singapore Singapore 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Deepa :
8 Malaysia Kullampur 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Kamal : +60 12 224 9674
9 Philippines Makata 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Sandeep : +63 917 872 3931
10 Dubai/Saudi Dubai 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Ajmal : +966 53 146 2904
11 Africa Johannesburg 4-Nov’19 11-Nov’19 18-Nov’19 25-Nov’19 2-Dec’19 9-Dec’19 16-Dec’19 23-Dec’19 SPECTRAMIND , TBD Kireeti : +27 74 725 1511

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Major Misconception #1: TMMi will not work with the existing process frameworks we already use in-house!

Answer: False. Think of the TMMi as an extension to the existing quality model frameworks in-house. Remember, most quality models deal with the entire lifecycle. That typically covers planning, requirements, design, and then test. TMMi takes the test phase of your lifecycle and adds the level of rigor required to ensure quality prevention, not quality detection.

Major Misconception #2: TMMi will only work in a waterfall environment.

Answer: Really? How many organizations these days strictly do waterfall. Okay, some, but not many. Most organizations do some form of Agile these days - even if it is a hybrid version. Agile teams do testing too. Think about the following: you'd have a policy around performing testing, you'd have project plans (albeit they may be called something else or included in a backlog or release plans), you'd execute test, you'd monitor the results, you'd conduct peer reviews, you'd conduct non-functional test. Do these things seem reasonable? Do they sound like things that may be included in the sprint tasks or in the definition of done? TMMi works in more than just a waterfall environment.

Major Misconception #3: The TMMi model will add way too much time and effort to an already stretched budget and schedule.

Answer: Like most models, it isn't the framework that is bad, it's the implementation. You can take any framework and load it up with excessive process. Think of model implementation as a plate of nachos. The framework is the chips, it's simple and serves as the foundation. It's up to you how heavy you make the toppings (implementation). The purpose of the TMMi framework is to give you structure that provides value and aids in producing a quality product through the prevention of defects - not trying to find the defects under layers of development after it's too late.

Key Points to Reach TMMi Level 5

This paper describes key points to achieve TMMI level 5 in a practical way for a new test organization. It also summarizes Aksigorta Test team experiments about test process improvement with guidance of TMMI framework.

We can list these key points that we have found out during our test process improvement experiments as Templates, Test manager tools, Project management tools, Weekly review meetings, Risk based test plan preparation, Yearly and weekly trainings, Certification, Test automation tools, Convert everything to numbers for measurability, CMMI relation, Team buy-in and creating a culture.

For all work products such as test master plan, risk analysis, review reports, a template must be ready to use in organization document library. This helps team members to keep work according to test process standards.

A test manager tool should be used to record and track all test works. Especially for requirement - test case - test run-bug traceability, a test manager tool must be used effectively. This is also very important for measurability and self monitoring for team.

Project management tool is a key tool to follow overall project plan and to see clearly integration of test phase with other software development phases. It also gives ability to compare planned and actual work difference. This measurement gives certain ideas on health of test process.

Weekly review meetings are a must for checking test process status and giving feedbacks to team members of test team. We designed an assessment model based on score. We worked on success score of projects at weekly review meetings. This score system made everything clear about health of process for all team members and it made possible to make corrections for weak side of test process.

Risk based test plan preparation helps to test engineers to see test engineering as a separate professional area of software development. It adds value to test engineering profession and it helps to creation a focus for testing software in a right and effective way.

We planned and applied yearly and weekly trainings. Yearly trainings from professional training providers are useful to take industry best practices into team. It helps to team to see how their knowledge maturity. Internal weekly trainings keep each team members’ knowledge fresh and give ability share new best practices with everyone in team. Certification is useful to see knowledge level with objective perspective.

Test automations tools are very important to increase maturity of test team. It gives clear understanding to test engineers on non-functional testing with performance test automation. It reminds to test engineers that role of test engineer is not only limited with functional testing. Functional test automation is another powerful tool that adds value to test engineering.

Measurability is a must for TMMI level 4 and 5. If you can’t measure a process, you will improve it with unseen gaps. You should have willing to convert everything to number. Numbers such as number of requirements, number of test cases, number of defects, test process scores, project plan records, review ratings make test process measurable and predictable.

If you want a whole software development maturity, it won’t be easy to think TMMI without CMMI relation. We certainly realized that we can’t reach TMMI level 5 before reaching CMMI level 5. Two models are tightly coupled. They use their work products as input to their sub processes.

Like for all other models team buy-in and culture is another key point for high level test process maturity. Team must have faith in benefits of process improvement for company and for their career improvements.

Instructor Profile :

A Business Analyst / Quality manager/ Testing Manager / Information security Manager / Strategic Manager / Business Process Manager/Change Agent / Business Information Manager with a strong focus on Testing strategy, Security, Quality , Team and Customer Satisfaction.

Over 18 years experience in TCS (Tata Consultancy Services ) building mutually beneficial business relationships. Always interested in technology and new technology. I consider myself a learning evangelist because of the passion I have for helping clients create a winning solution that transfers knowledge from industry guru's to their IT professionals and managers. Low key and not pesky but driven to improve performance of myself and those who I have the privilege to service.

• Been an ATM in over 12+ SCAMPI Appraisals.

• Completed over 9+ CMMI Class B and C Appraisals. 

• Conducted over 150+ Software Quality Audits.

• Trained over 10,000+ professionals on various professional certifications.

• Consulted / Consulting over 25+ customer companies on 
Agile/Scrum Consulting

• Business Analysis / Requirements Engineering Consulting. 

• Business Process management Consulting

• Function-point estimation Consulting

• ISO 20000 Consulting
ISO 9001 Consulting

• ISO27001 Consulting

• Organizational Change Management Consulting

• PCMM and CMMI Level 3 / and Level 5 Consulting
• TMMI level 3 and Level 5 Consulting and Appraisals

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