TMap is not the only world leading quality standard that Sogeti has produced. We have other methods - like TPI and its succesor TPI NEXT. TPI NEXT is focused at improving the quality of the testing process itself.
Sogeti’s Test Process Improvement model – TPI NEXT® – reflects the changes in today’s business dynamics and technology developments. The model still provides a step-by-step guide to developing an insight into the relative maturity of an organization’s test processes, with recommendations for gradual and controllable improvement steps, but is now more closely aligned to meeting an organization’s business goals.
Testing is not a goal in itself but should support your business objectives. The TPI NEXT model offers the opportunity of using various business drivers, like time, costs, quality, etc. This enables your organization to focus a TPI NEXT assessment on specific business issues as recognized in your organization. TPI NEXT will address the possibilities of focusing on a specific business driver.
TPI NEXT offers a specific, balanced and correlated improvement path for your test organization. The TPI NEXT model also provides you with a better understanding of the correlation between your test process and adjacent processes. It will help discussing and addressing issues for improving the overall software process.
TPI Maturity Matrix tool
To support the assessment or audit on the current situation of testing a TPI-tool is available. This tool not only provides insight in strong or weaker points, it also provides improvement areas and activities. Furthermore the tool supports decision making when it comes to the planning of the improvement road map: what to do first as the highest priority, what follows next, what are the dependencies?
The tool comes in different flavors, depending on the situation and environment at hand. The TPI NEXT tool also comes in different languages:
- Chinese (provided by Mrs. Dongmei Li and Mrs. Yuyang Liu from Neusoft, China)
- Japanese (provided by Mr. Tsuyoshi Yumoto and Kazuo Yabuta).
Guide lines and white papers are also available.