Erik van Veenendaal is a leading international consultant, trainer, and recognized expert in software testing. He is the founder of Improve Quality Services BV, a company that specializes in testing, requirements engineering, and quality management. Erik is the author of a number of books and papers, one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi improvement model, a participant in working parties of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), and currently on the TMMi Foundation board. He is a frequent speaker at international testing and Agile conferences. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the “European Testing Excellence Award” in December, 2007 and the “ISTQB International Testing Excelence Award” in October, 2015.