Agile methods, principles, and techniques are core to how many IT organizations develop and maintain software. Even though techniques like Test Driven Development and Scrum are widely practiced, one of the common complaints is that it is tough to scale them. Scaling Agile, in general, and Agile testing, specifically, requires having a framework to help teams, stakeholders, and program managers identify and reflect upon what is needed to deliver quality and value. Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) provides a framework for all forms of testing and reviews. The model provides a mechanism to identify the criteria needed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of testing. The TMMi is not prescriptive; rather the model is outcome-focused so that testing is not only cost efficient, BUT also effective. Join Tom and learn how to effectively tailor and use the TMMi model in plan-based and Agile environments, and how to measure the results.
Speaker: Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group
Tom Cagley leads DCG’s Software Process Improvement and Software Measurement Consulting Practices. Tom has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He has held technical and managerial positions in different industries as a leader in software methods and metrics, quality assurance and systems analysis. Tom is a frequent speaker at metrics, quality and project management conferences. His areas of expertise encompass management experience in methods and metrics, quality integration, quality assurance and the application of the SEI’s CMMI® to achieve process improvements. Tom is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Function Point Users Group. He also is an active podcaster, hosting and editing the Software Process and Measurement Cast (www.spamcast.net) and blogger (www.tcagley.wordpress.com).