TPI NEXT® Foundation

A worldwide known model to improve test processes and to make them more efficient.

Course goals

This training prepares for the internationally acknowledged EXIN TPI NEXT® Foundation exam. The training provides an introduction to the TPI NEXT® model, how this model can be used to assess and improve test processes with its business driven approach and how it is positioned in the world of testing and software development. The TPI NEXT® model is used worldwide to improve test processes and to make them more efficient. The perfect start for international TPI NEXT® certification!
This training is the foundation training for the internationally recognised certificate TPI NEXT® Foundation as provided by EXIN. The training is structured in such a way that all aspects and requirements of the exam are addressed in a detailed way. Theory and practice The training provides useful and practical tips to start up an improvement process for testing:

  • Positioning of testing and TPI NEXT®:
    • The scope and value of testing
    • The scope and value of test process improvement
    • The value of TPI NEXT® as a reference model
    • The use of TPI NEXT® in Agile situation
  • Elements of the TPI NEXT® model for Measuring:
    • Key areas
    • Maturity levels
    • Checkpoints
    • Test maturity matrix

It also teaches you how to implement improvement measures:

  • Elements of the TPI NEXT® model for Improvements:
    • Target situation
    • Clusters
    • Improvement suggestions
    • Enablers
  • Business Driven Improvement:
    • Business drivers
    • Translating the drivers
    • Adapting the mode

Target group
This training is of practical use for anyone involved in testing and/or responsible for structuring and improving the test process: Testers, Test Coordinators, Test Team Leads, Test Managers, Test Consultants, Quality Managers and Consultants. Furthermore the training is intended for everyone who wishes to become internationally certified for TPI NEXT® Foundation.

Training material
All participants receive a binder with training material containing printouts of all slides, exercise, solutions to the exercises (will be handed out during the training course). All participants will also receive an ePub voucher for the English TPI NEXT® book.

Trainer: Rik Marsellis

Rik Marselis is one of Sogeti’s most senior Management Consultants, with over 35 years of experience in the IT industry. Since 1998 Rik focuses on quality and testing. As a test consultant and test manager he assisted many organizations in improving the quality of their IT-systems and the way these systems support the business processes.
Rik regularly contributes to the testing profession through research and development. He is a fellow in Sogeti’s research network, SogetiLabs, and has contributed to a variety of articles and books on quality and testing. His most recent publications include ‘TMap HD’, ‘The PointZERO vision’, ‘Quality Supervision’, ‘Integrate Test Activities in Agile Projects’ and ‘TPI NEXT’.
Rik is an accredited trainer for TMap-, TPI- and ISTQB certification training courses and has created and delivered many bespoke workshops and training courses on test engineering and test management.
An experienced presenter at conferences throughout the world, Rik’s presentations are always appreciated for their liveliness, his ability to keep the talks serious but light, and his use of practical examples with humorous comparisons.

Since testing is not just his profession but also his hobby, next to his work at Sogeti Rik is the chairman of the independent association of testers in the Netherlands, called TestNet, which currently has about 2000 members. Further he was involved in founding the ISTQB board for the Netherlands and Belgium, currently he is an ISTQB workgroup member and has contributed to multiple syllabi.

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