Model Aims and Objectives

Model Aims and Objectives

The objectives set out by the Board of the TMMi Foundation when created in 2005, have had since then in excess of 200 contributors worldwide, advancing the model to its current state. The completion of the model in 2013 met the criteria originally set:

    1. Develop and provide a standard reference model applicable for all industries – Follows industry good practices with over 14 industry test and software quality models reviewed and considered, with the good elements combined to ensure a totally integrated model throughout the Software Development Life Cycle, SDLC.

Input from: TMMi framework & other models, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Gelperin and Hetzel’s evolution of testing model, Beizer’s testing model, Research carried out in the EU-funded Metrics Based -TMM project, International testing standards such as IEEE, ISO and other Standards for Software Testing Documentation
Uses ISTQB Standard Glossary of terms used in Software Testing


    1. Identify testing strengths and best practices – Created an assessment method against which to assesses
      Established a training plan, assessment method and tool for Assessors
      Covers all development methodology’s

    1. Improve integrated test effectiveness and efficiency – By an integrated assessment approach throughout the SDLC
      Detailed enough to identify hidden unwanted costs and bad practices

    1. Identify issues and risks in an organization – The model is underpinned by Risk and Metrics and Management

    1. Identify a programme of test process improvements – Through the measurement of results providing detailed guidance for improvements

    1. Provide public governance, measurement and accreditation – Accredited Assessor and Lead Assessor training courses are available, together with licensing the TMMi Assessment Method (TAM) and tool to enable Formal (certification) or detailed assessments to be conducted

    1. Have a detailed model for test process improvement and is positioned as complimentary to CMMI – TMMi is complimentary to CMMi in that it follows the same maturity structure and goes into more detail regarding software quality management and test

  1. Use maturity levels for process evaluation and improvement – For ease of reference and understanding, the TMMi model follows the same basic principles as CMMi for maturity levels

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