The Canadian Software Testing Board recognizes the importance of continuous improvement in testing processes and, as such, supports the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) as an independent guideline and reference framework for test process improvement.

TMMi was developed by the TMMi foundation due to the limited attention given to testing in the various software process improvement models such as CMMI. It is positioned as complementary to CMMI and, just like the CMMI staged representation, TMMi uses the concept of maturity levels for process evaluation and improvement.

TMMi is the test improvement and maturity model used by organizations to compare their testing practices against. This comparison may result in a plan for meeting a desired maturity level rating. Implementing the recommendation of the assessment enables organizations to derive many benefits and advantages, particularly around reducing risk, cost, and time while improving the quality of software which meets the needs of the business.

The model looks at software quality management and testing at various levels (see picture below), with the starting assumption that all organizations start at level 1 of the maturity ladder. The more mature an organization’s practices are the higher level of maturity the organization fulfils.

The CSTB is the local chapter of the TMMi Foundation covering Canada, Visit https://www.tmmi.org for more details and to download the model.

The following areas are the mainstreams available via TMMi:

TMMi Professional

For anyone who wants to understand TMMi and learn to do process improvement in their own organization.

Visit TMMi’s website for more details for Professionals and here for all documents included the latest syllabus.

Contact ISQI to book an exam today.

We recommended the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate as a prerequisite.

TMMi Test Process Improver

For anyone who wants to advance their career in test consultancy and test process improvement and for organizations to show their employees have the expertise to perform TMMi based test process improvement activities successfully.

Visit TMMi’s website for more details for Process Improvers and here for all documents included the latest syllabus. 

Contact ISQI to  book an exam today.

TMMi Assessments

For organizations to assess their testing maturity level

Visit TMMi’s website for more details on Assessments.

TMMi Training for Assessors

TMMi offers training for Assessors and Lead Assessors.

Visit TMMi’s website for more details for Assessors.

TMMi Accreditations

For companies who want to be TMMi assessment service providers in Canada, contact us at cstb@cstb.ca for more information.

Did you know that as a TMMi member you:

  • will receive periodic newsletters with the latest news on the TMMi initiative and model
  • can become involved in TMMi working parties
  • are eligible to be part of the TMMi Foundation Executive Board when positions become available.
  • And that memberships are free of charge, you can start the application process by here.

Note that being a member is a requirement for becoming an accredited TMMi (lead) assessor and for becoming a certified TMMi test process improver.