Synopses & Reviews
This book covers the syllabus for the Improving the Test Process module of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Expert Level exam.
To obtain certification as a professional tester at the Expert Level, candidates may choose to take a course given by an ISTQB accredited training provider and then sit for the exam. Experience shows that many candidates who choose this path still require a reference book that covers the course. There are also many IT professionals who choose self-study as the most appropriate route toward certification.
This book can be used both as a preparation guide for those planning to take the ISTQB Expert Level certification exam and as a practical guide for experienced testing professionals who want to develop their skills in improving test processes.
About the Author
Graham Bath's experience in testing spans over 25 years and has covered a wide array of domains and technologies. As a test manager, he has been responsible for the testing of mission-critical systems in spaceflight, telecommunications, and police incident-control. Graham has designed tests to the highest levels of rigor within real-time aerospace systems such as the Eurofighter military aircraft.
As a principal consultant for the T-Systems Global Delivery Unit "Testing Services" he has mastered the Quality Improvement Programs of several major companies, primarily in the financial and government sectors. In his current position, Graham is responsible for the company's training and test consulting programs. Graham is co-author of the ISTQB Expert Level syllabus, Improving the Test Process. He is a long-standing member of the German Testing Board and is chairman of the ISTQB Expert Level working group.
Drs. Erik van Veenendaal CISA graduated from Tilburg University with a degree in Business Economics. He has been working as a practitioner and manager in the IT industry since 1987. After a career in software development, he moved to the area of software quality and now specializes in software testing.
As a test manager and consultant Erik has been involved in a variety of projects, implementing structured testing, reviews, and inspections. As a consultant he has contributed to many test process improvement projects. He worked for Sogeti as manager of operations and was one the core developers of the TMap testing methodology. He is the author of numerous papers and books on testing and software quality, including best sellers The Testing Practitioner and Foundations in Software Testing.
Erik is also the founder of Improve Quality Services Ltd., which provides consulting and training services in the areas of testing, requirements engineering, and quality management. Under Erik's direction, Improve Quality Services became a leading testing company in the Netherlands. He is still involved in the company and focuses on international contacts (e.g., ISTQB, TMMi, and IREB), publications, and presentations.
Erik was the first person to receive the ISEB Practitioner certificate with distinction and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is a regular speaker both at national and international testing conferences and a leading international (ISEB accredited) trainer in the field of software testing. Erik has also been a senior lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology for almost ten years.