Test Process Improvement

Test Process Improvement Using TPI® & TPI® NEXT

  • Standard seminar

    3 days

  • date / place

    14. - 16.07.2021 in Toronto/ Mississauga, ON

  • Language


  • Seminar fee

    2,999.00 C$ *

  • * plus. tot. VAT/HST

Your Benefit

Assess your own testing processes using the TPI®. Understand the main features of the TPI® NEXT model, and the differences between TPI® and TPI® NEXT.


Upon successful completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the major principles of the TPI® model for test process improvement
  • Understand how to apply the TPI® model
  • Be able to start making a basic assessment of their own testing processes with the TPI® model
  • Understand the TPI® NEXT model main features
  • Understand the differences between TPI® and TPI® NEXT


This workshop is designed for QA and testing leading professionals who would like to learn how to apply the TPI® (test process improvement) model in their own organization. We would also review the TPI® NEXT, which is the latest updated TPI® model from Sogeti, and the differences between the TPI® and TPI® NEXT.

The TPI® model is a well-known method published in 1999 by Tim Koomen & Martin Pol which identifies 20 key areas of the testing process that need to be considered for potential improvement.

It offers a step-by-step, structured approach to improvement of the testing process so that small, gradual changes are made which have a positive and measurable impact and are within budgetary and resource constraints.

This workshop involves presentations, interactive discussion and a practical exercise. Actual examples from the software industry are also utilized and encouraged from class to bring the model to life and make the information relevant.

The main goals for implementing the model are to improve the quality of product and to reduce the product testing costs.

Note: TPI® and TPI® Next are a registered trade mark of Sogeti.


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • The TPI® Model
    • Requirements of a model
    • Reasons for improvement
    • Sample Key process areas explained:
      • Test Strategy
      • Life-cycle model
      • Moment of involvement
      • Test specification techniques
      • Test environment
      • Commitment and motivation
      • Test functions & training Maturity levels
    • Checkpoints
    • Dependencies
    • Test maturity matrix
    • Improvement suggestions
  • Exercises
    • mapping key areas
    • Assess the maturity level of a case study company (analyze key areas, dependencies, maturity levels, inquire about checkpoints)
  • The TPI® Next Model
    • Introduction to TPI® NEXT model
    • The differences between the TPI® and the TPI® NEXT models
    • Example of basic analysis

Day 2

  • The Process of Implementing Change / Application of the model
    • Implementing Change – the process:
      • Obtain awareness
      • Identify target area
      • Execute assessment
      • Define improvement actions
      • Formulate plan
      • Implement
      • Evaluate
    • Dealing with Resistance
  • Exercise (groups) - Project implementation
    • Partial TPI analysis on a case study company
  • Implementation tips
    • Tips on implementing change
    • Pilot Project – when? where? what?
  • Retrospective


This is not an introductory course on software testing and participants must have a good grasp of software testing terminology, methods, techniques and processes.


Alon Linetzki

target groups

  • Test Managers
  • Test Consultants
  • Test Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • QM/QA Staff
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Your Contact to the Academy

Mrs. Doris Dötzer