Test Process Improvement

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.

More on the TPI NEXT Model can be found in the book: 

Agile TPI

The TPI NEXT model was enhanced to a useful tool for testing in DevOps and other Agile approaches. Where TPI NEXT focuses on the test process, the Agile model follows a more test individual activity and team approach. Test activities in the Agile TPI model are not separated from the other disciplines but distinguished, in order to enforce testing and support the other disciplines. Like the TPI NEXT model the maturity of activities can be measured and improved on the individual level of the tester as well as the teams and organizational level. More information can be found in the whitepaper 


A tool for the Agile TPI process is available on the downloads page.

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