Erik van Veenendaal is one of the founders and currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the TMMi Foundation. He is also the lead author / developer of the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi). In addition, Erik has led the project “TMMi and Agile”.
As a practitioner Erik is involved in test improvement projects in various domains, being an accredited TMMi assessor he has conducted many TMMi assessments. He runs courses on test process improvement, TMMi (Professional) and TMMi assessments world-wide.
The TMMi Foundation has created the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi), a detailed model for test process improvement. Testing as defined in the TMMi is applied in its broadest sense to encompass all software product quality related activities. TMMi addresses all test levels (including static testing) and aspects of structured testing. TMMi is intended to be life cycle independent. (The TMMi Model is amongst others also available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Chinese.)
TMMi and Agile, hereafter a document that describes how to apply and use TMMi in an Agile context.
The TMMi Professional qualification is appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of the TMMi model. Holders of the TMMi Professional certificate will be able to demonstrate a level of TMMi knowledge required as a prerequisite to become an accredited TMMi lead-assessor or assessor.
The TMMi Professional document describes the learning objectives and other aspects for a TMMi model training, including how to apply TMMi in an Agile context. Training providers can develop a recognized TMMi Professional training based on this document. There are currently over 30 recognized TMMi Professional training providers
The TMMi Professional documents are also available in amongst others French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. Holding the TMMi Professional qualification is one of the pre-requisite of becoming a Certified TMMi test process improver. Certified TMMi test process improver is intended to support career path development and create visibility for those involved in TMMi based test process improvement.
The TMMi Assessment Method Application Requirements (TAMAR) document (see below) lists the requirements for a TMMi assessment process. Based on TAMAR organizations can develop their TMMi assessment process and have it accredited by the TMMi Foundation, or one can opt to license an already accredited TMMi assessment method from another organisation.
The TMMi Assessor course syllabus describes the learning objectives and other aspects for an official TMMi Assessor training. Training providers can develop a recognized TMMi Assessor training based on this document. Check ou the recognized TMMi Assessor training providers.
There are also specific criteria for TMMi (lead) assessors; this document is also listed below.
Regarding test process improvement and specifically TMMi, Erik has published a number of papers
, including the results of the first TMMi benchmark. The following TMMi books have been published:
Also of interest to the TMMi audience is the ISTQB expert level book: