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Tom Cagley the Only TMMi Accredited Assessor in the U.S.

TMMi Accredited Assessor

We're happy to announce that we officially have the only Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) Accredited Assessor in the United States, Tom Cagley, our Vice President of Consulting.

In case you haven't noticed, we're passionate about the TMMi. There is no doubt that it is one of the most effective ways to improve software testing processes, leading to improved software quality and reduced risk. What this news means for you is that we're here and available to help you with a TMMi assessment - or even just to answer your questions.

Only an accredited assessor can perform a Test Maturity Model integration assessment. Assessments include a Gap Analysis to help evaluate how an organization functions against the model, identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. To become a TMMi Accredited Assessor, a person must be a certified tester, take the TMMi Foundation training course and pass the examination. 

Tom has actually been an assessor for quite some time, and he's helped a number of companies here in the U.S. utilize the TMMi framework (you can read about one engagement here).

The TMMi framework was developed by the TMMi Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving test processes and practices. It is the de facto international standard to assess and improve test maturity, featuring independent best practices from more than 14 quality and test models.

DCG Software Value is a TMMi Accredited Supplier. More information about our TMMi services is available here.

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Visit DCG at the QUEST Conference!

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We're headed back again this year to the QUEST conference - this time in Atlanta! Not familiar? QUEST is the best source for new technologies and proven methods for Quality Engineered Software and Testing. Thought leaders, evangelists, innovative practitioners, and IT professionals from across North America gather together for a week of events.

From April 20-24th, you'll be able to find DCG representatives all around the conference.

The easiest place to find us is at booth #12 in the exhibition hall! We urge you to stop by to see what we're giving away at our booth and to hear a little bit about how you can use the TMMi framework to give you more time and more money for other things (including a cup of coffee!).

We'll also be giving an EXPO Talk, "A Cross Section of TMMi Survey Results 2014." So if you're interested in learning more about how other companies have progressed through TMMi Maturity Level Three, don't miss out! We'll provide a profile of the level of capability found in a typical testing organization, areas of the model that tend to give respondents the most trouble and a general pattern of progression.

Finally, don't miss Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting & TMMi Accredited Assessor, when he gives his presentation on April 22nd at 11:00am. "Scaling Agile Testing with TMMi" will discuss how to effectively tailor and use the TMMi model in plan-based and Agile environments and how to measure the results.

Have we piqued your interest about TMMi? Take this high-level evaluation of how your organization's testing compares to the TMMi. Tom Cagley will personally follow up with your results - and you can always stop by our booth at QUEST to chat some more!

See you in Atlanta!

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The TMMi Framework

PatYou’re probably all familiar with the CMMI, a process improvement model that can be applied to a project, division or entire organization. Organizations using CMMI benefit from more predictable timelines, better use of resources and enhanced quality of services and products.

At DCG, we offer an ADM Optimization Solution that utilizes CMMI, as well as an Introduction to CMMI training course.

However, the model doesn’t give much attention to testing, despite the fact that testing accounts for 30-40 percent of a project’s costs. If testing isn’t efficient and well-managed, it can negatively impact a project, as well as an organization’s brand and competitive positioning.

The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi), governed by the TMMi Foundation, is a process improvement model, but it is focused only on testing. TMMi complements CMMI by increasing the focus on testing and not just on the engineering aspects of development. TMMi is structured much like CMMI with Process Areas and Maturity Levels. But, just like CMMI, you can implement those practices which will provide value to your organization, if a rating is not desired.

We’d like to know more about your knowledge regarding the TMMi. Have you heard of it? Do you think it’s useful? Do you think it would benefit your organization?

Yes or no, we’d like to hear from you! Please take our 4-question survey to share your thoughts about the model.

Take the survey now.

As a thank you for your participation, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card.

DCG is now a provider of TMMi services via our Test Optimization Solution. If you're interested in learning more about TMMi, I will be co-hosting a webinar on the topic on June 18. If you have any questions about the model, please let me know or attend the webinar and be sure to ask them then!

Register now.


Pat Eglin
Consultant, CMMI Instructor, TMMi Service Provider

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- Mike Harris, DCG Owner

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