Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sogeti Webinar: TMap Next Test Methodology

I just finished viewing this webinar. It's available on the Sogeti web site at:

and is part of their Sogeti Test Leadership Webinar Series that I'm working my way through.

My notes on the webinar are available on my test-soft web site:

So what do I think? It's a blog - I should say something right?

Well, if TMap Next does everything that the webinar says it does - then it sounds great! Holy Grail great!

But, I'm a tester so I'm naturally skeptical. Sorry, I just can't help it.

Plus, I've invested a lot of energy over my career into reading (books + articles) and attending seminars and I was very surprised to learn that TMap has been around for about 15 years. So why haven't I heard of it before?

Putting all that aside, my next step is not to make any assumptions and investigate further. I'll keep you posted.


  1. BTW, if you have investigated TMap or are using it, please let me know what you think of it.

  2. I'm the guy who that made that Webinar and am delighted that you have picked it up and took the time to listen and look at the slides - thank you for that. It nice to know that you are interested. Its a pretty effective test methodology - either taken as a whole or indeed just taking the bits that you want help with. Its full of extremely helpful tips, templates and useful tools that you can use in your testing projects. But I'm not going to use your blog space to try to sell TMap to you. Just wanted to acknowledge your interest here and thank you for taking the time out to express same. Any questions or further info you want, let me know. Contact me or any of my colleagues on

  3. Sarah - the reason you haven't heard much about TMap is that its roots are EU based...mainly the Netherlands. TMap is a leading standard for testing in Europe and Sogeti, while a great technology company, is a terrible marketing company in the US. That said, I have seen what the proper application of TMap can do for a company but you have to be bought into the process throughout the lifecycle. I suspect that is true for any good quality methodology. I recently was involved in a project where TMap was introduced to test IVR systems and throughput and supportability went through the roof while defects were significantly reduced. I believe there are a number of other organizations like Loblaw, Western Union and Dell that are adopting TMap.

  4. Thanks for the comments guys. I'm still getting used to actual real people reading what I write! Whoda thunk it???

    Well I am intrigued! I was curious before but with this extra level of interest I will do some further investigation and research on TMap.

    Watch this space!