Bangalore, 19 November 2015: KPMG in India, one of the leading professional services firm in the country announced today that it is now an accredited service provider for TMMi® (Test maturity Model Integration) services and is formally listed as such by the TMMi® foundation. TMMi is perceived by many as the de-facto model for test process improvement and assessment. Many organisations and individuals are increasingly adopting TMMi® to improve their software test process and have their test processes or test organisations, TMMi® accredited.
The license to provide these services is given by the TMMi foundation, a U.K.-based non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving test processes and practices. It is also the central body that formally accredits assessors and issues TMMi certifications to testing organisations across different test maturity levels.
We have been providing TMMi-based consulting, training, assessments and formal accreditations to multiple large organisations over the last two years. With this accreditation, KPMG in India can now provide the following TMMi services to their clients’ independently:
1. TMMi formal assessment - Leading to the TMMi test maturity certification from maturity level two up to level five.
2. TMMi informal assessment - Helping organisations identify gaps based on the TMMi model.
3. TMMi-based process definition – Helping organisations increase test maturity leading to better software quality.
4. TMMi-based consulting – Helping organisations align their internal testing processes to the TMMI model or achieve the TMMi test maturity certification.
5. TMMi training and workshops.
a) Corporate programmes: Increasing awareness on TMMi by conducting workshops and trainings.
b) Individual programme: Helping individuals achieve the TMMi professional certification.
KPMG is one of the very few organisations in India today that is licensed to conduct TMMi assessments and provide accreditation to organisations globally.
K.K Raman, Partner and Head of Business Excellence at KPMG in India said: “TMMi accreditation not only helps in attaining a wider business perspective within testing operations, but also helps in creating a sustainable road map for improving test process maturity. TMMi is a preferred global benchmark available at this point for organisations that provide testing services, with well-established credentials for a thorough assessment and benchmarking against international norms.
”Prasanth Shanthakumaran, Director, Business Excellence, KPMG in India said, “Software testing is becoming critical to ensure that the products and services delivered to customers and internal business stakeholders is of the highest quality. Adoption of TMMi will provide a strong foundation for the testing industry.”
About KPMG in India
KPMG was established in India in September 1993, and has rapidly built a significant competitive presence in the country. The firm operates from its offices in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru , Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and offers its clients a range of services, including financial and business advisory, tax and regulatory, and risk advisory services.
KPMG in India provides services to over 3,000 international and national clients, in India. The firm's global approach to service delivery helps provide value-added services to clients. The firm serves leading information technology companies and has a strong presence in the financial services sector in India while serving a number of market leaders in other industry segments.
The Business Excellence practice at KPMG in India provides software testing, TMMi®, CMMI®, ITIL®, ISO, COBIT®5, Six Sigma, Agile and PCMM®-based advisory services to multiple clients, globally. The other key services include Business Process Management, Software Process Automation, Performance Engineering, DevOps, Customer Centricity, VOC and Process Sustenance audit.
About the TMMi Foundation
The TMMi Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving testing for everyone. The TMMi Foundation has been founded, as a non-profit making body, by a number of leading test and quality practitioners from across Europe to promote a standard TMMi model and to promote its uptake as an international industry standard for assessing and rating organisations' testing process capabilities.
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