Clive Bates

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Clive Bates

Presentation Topic: What can TMMI do for me?                                  13:00 – 13:45 18 October 2017

Tutorial Topic: How to Stand Out and be Successful in Testing        08:00 – 16:15 17 October 2017

  • TMMi can validate organisations practices against an internationally recognised standard. IT service providers want practical and pragmatic help in identifying improvements to their processes that will mean they are more effective and efficient in their testing i.e. better testing for less cost. Preventing defects is a key point in TMMi rather than just detecting them.

    Over the last few years, Clive has been fully involved with running many TMMi assessments and training courses and has seen the benefits that organisations have subsequently enjoyed. He has also presented about TMMi at many international conferences building the awareness and take up of TMMi.

    TMMi is suitable for any development lifecycle model and business. Clive will explain how this works and the type of project and organisational metrics you can use. There are different key factors that contribute to organisations improving their processes and the following points will be covered:

    • Why improve what we do?
    • An overview of the TMMi model
    • How assessments work and what benefits you could see
    • The current state of the nation
    • Do you want to be successful in your career?
    • Do you want to be noticed for the good things you do?
    • Do you have a concern for quality?
    • Do you want to make a difference?

    If you can answer “Yes” to the above questions, then simply book yourself onto this tutorial and gain an understanding on how to become successful by learning from your experiences and using some of the key testing skills available to you.

    To start with Clive will explore how we should regard and deal with any failures we come across. If they are managed carefully, they should be regarded as a stepping stone to take us on the journey to success in our workplace and life. We have often been brought up since school to think of failure as a bad thing, and that concept remains in many organisations and in the mind-set of senior management. To counter this, we should have different ways of working in our organisations that re-maps that mind-set and demonstrates how we really view and cope with failures.

    We need to change and see failure in a positive light and be open to an approach of learning not only from ourselves but also our colleagues. Clive will take you through some examples of learning lessons from sport, music, world record holders and others so that you can think about how to translate them into activities within your own workplaces.

    Once the above concepts have been covered, Clive will explain how we can then follow on and use some of our key testing skills to better address the work we need to do in testing applications and systems in preparation for release. Clive will cover off those topics in a practical way that can in his view bring the quickest return on investment i.e. Risk, Reviews, Retrospectives and Techniques.

    The day will be a mix of presentation, discussions and lively practical sessions.

  • Clive has been in the Software Testing industry for over 25 years and is currently a Managing Consultant with Experimentus based in London. He has a clear passion for his work, in particular around Process Improvement and all the related activities. He has developed and delivers the certified TMMi Professional Training course and has taught over 180 students worldwide in the model. He is an accredited TMMi Lead Assessor and conducts assessments in the UK and other various countries including USA, China, India, Malaysia and Australia.

    Clive has presented more than once at many testing conferences over the years namely Softec 2014 and 2015 in Malaysia, SEETEST 2015 and 2016, StarWest, StarEast, and EuroSTAR as well as specialist testing conferences in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland.  He has also contributed articles in various industry magazines, journals and books.

    Clive is one of the founder members of the board that developed the original ISEB/ISTQB testing qualifications. He is one of the Directors of UKTB, chair of the UK Accreditation panel and actively involved in ISTQB as Chair on the Process Management and Compliance Working Group. He also now heads up the Accreditation work for the TMMi Foundation.