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Process Improvement

Since formalised testing started back in the 80’s there has been a continued need for process improvement within the testing arena. 

Are you using the best processes to fit your organisational context? Our consultants provide independent assessment and recommendations for improvement.

Return on Investment will be quickly realised through efficiency gains from optimising practices and effectively mitigating product risk.

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Independent Assessment and Advice

Whether looking for quick wins or major improvements in-line with best practice, Planit’s experienced consultants can provide the right advice to benefit your projects.

  • Gain Efficiency

    Add efficiency and effectiveness to your projects by engaging our consultants to streamline your processes, improving productivity and allowing for shorter delivery timeframes.

  • Improve Quality

    As quality assurance specialists, our consultants ensure your processes are built with the purpose of ensuring product quality, moving from defect detection to defect prevention.

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Assessment Packages

Our experienced consultants can deliver assessments and recommendations that meet your needs and budget. Select from our tiered packages that can be tailored for small efficiency exercises to full testing team assessments.

 

Testing Healthcheck

Mini Test Process Improvement

Test/Agile Process Improvement

TMMi Assessment

Duration (approx. days)

3
10
15
20

Interviews (approx. #)

2
5
10
15

Recommendation Report

small

medium

full

full

Industry Benchmark

 

Roadmap

 

Certification

 

 

 

TMMi Assessment

The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) is the only process improvement option that provides a certificate of maturity. It aims to introduce a structured and controlled set of test processes, moving to a level of optimisation through increased rigour.

The TMMi defines levels through which an organisation’s testing processes evolve from one that is ad-hoc and unmanaged, to one that is managed, defined, measured, and optimised.

Some of the key areas assessed are:

  • Test Policy and Strategy
  • Peer Reviews
  • Product Quality Evaluation
  • Defect Prevention

Test Process Improvement

The Test Process Improvement (TPI) Assessment is an independent audit of current testing practice versus testing best practices.  It provides recommendations for improvements to achieve greater productivity, cost efficiency and effectiveness. 

Key areas covered in a TPI include:  

  • The strategic approach to testing
  • Lifecycle models and methodologies
  • Review existing test procedures and standards for testing
  • Testware management 
  • Test functions and training 
  • Test techniques both static and dynamic 
  • Metrics and reporting
  • Evaluate test tools to support the testing process

A ‘Mini TPI’ is also available, appropriate for small organisations or individual projects.

Agile Process Improvement

The Agile Process Improvement (API) Assessment reviews a team or organisation’s current Agile process and procedures. It highlights areas of potential improvement and recommends steps to achieving these gains, focussed on team quality.

Key areas covered in an API include but are not limited to: 

  • The strategy and approach to Agile
  • Planning at Release and Iteration level
  • Team collaboration and interactions
  • Existing Agile procedures and any standards/compliance requirements for the Agile team
  • Requirements gathering and grooming
  • Existing Agile assets
  • Regression testing, including automation capability
  • Non-functional testing, including the use of testing tools

Test Process Health Check

A less formal alternative to the TPI, the Health Check utilises a questionnaire that focusses solely on the testing team. This method is best suited to smaller organisations or those who do not require highly formalised reviews, allowing them to achieve and implement “quick wins”. 

The Health Check process and activities are split into four distinct phases: 

  • Initiation and preparation 
  • Interviews 
  • Review of test artefacts 
  • Completion and reporting

 

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Our Process Improvement Clients

  • BHP
  • Bunnings
  • CPA Australia
  • David Jones
  • Dept of Primary Industries
  • Iinet
  • ING Direct
  • Jacobs
  • KeyCorp
  • Lend Lease
  • Macquarie Group
  • Medibank
  • NBN
  • NIB
  • RWWA
  • Yarra Valley Water