Erik van Veenendaal

Erik van Veenendaal ( is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a recognized expert in the area of software testing. He is the author of a number of books and papers within the profession, one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi test improvement model, and currently the CEO of the TMMi Foundation and president of the Curaçao Testing Qualifications Board (CTQB). Erik is a frequent keynote and tutorial speaker at international testing conferences. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the European Testing Excellence Award and the ISTQB International Testing Excellence Award.


22 November

During this presentation, Erik discusses existing testing approaches, methods and techniques. Which ones really work, and which ones provide the most valuable contribution towards project success? It does not have to be perfect, often “good enough testing” is sufficient. Erik presents five important and indispensable recommendations that every (Agile) project should implement in order to be successful and deliver business value. It is based on practical experiences rather than theory.

21 November - Half Day

The Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) has a rapidly growing uptake, and is now the de-facto world-wide standard for test process improvement. An overview is provided of the TMMi model, especially TMMi levels 2 and 3 and the way TMMi supports business-driven test process improvement. In addition, the latest developments around the TMMi will be discussed, e.g., TMMi in an Agile context and the result of the world-wide TMMi user survey. The remainder of this halve day tutorial will be spent on how to use and benefit from TMMi as a Test Manager/QA Lead in your project. We will discuss which parts of the TMMi model are especially useful to evaluate and improve your testing practices at project level.