can anybody tell me something ybout this methodology. I tried to find something on Internet but without success.
Re: TMAP method
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by odraskovic:
can anybody tell me something ybout this methodology. I tried to find something on Internet but without success.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
TMAP (or Tmap) is just a structured testing methodology. It has four basic processes that undergird its structure:
* A life-cycle approach to testing
* Solid organizational embedding
* Viable tools and infrastructure
* Usable techniques for testing activities
So, basically, it is like every other type of good methodology out there. For example, the first process just means having a good SDLC. The fourth process complements that by trying to make various types of testing activities available during various phases of the SDLC. The second point are processes that make sure the methodology fits within the organization - not just in terms of other processes, but in terms of culture as well.
Tmap stands for Test Managemenet Approach. This methodology actually can (and often does) work hand-in-hand with another methodology called Test Process Improvement (TPI). TPI should be thought of, in some ways, as a subset of Tmap because TPI is more test focused, whereas Tmap considers other factors, such as the organizational. Tmap is also somewhat open-ended, as a good methodology should be, to allow for the inclusion of more organization-specific activities.
Again, however, this is just yet another name for yet another methodology doing the exact same things as other methodologies. As QA starts to mature into an actual discipline, these methodologies will start to become standardized industry-wide and then built upon, rather than a strictly ad-hoc approach to methodology engineering that takes place now.
Re: TMAP method
Thanks for info