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    • Silvia Huhse Head of Certification Program International Software Quality Institute „ Projects as opportunities. Crisis as chance. “ 5 June 2009
      • International Software Quality Institute (iSQI)
      • develops independent certification standards for further education and advanced vocational training
      • optimizes and safeguards the skills of software professionals
      • founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of the German non-profit organization ASQF e.V. (Association for Software Quality and Further education e.V.)
      Portrayal iSQI | | | |
      • International Software Quality Institute (iSQI)
      • works together with international organizations, e.g. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or EQN (European Quality Network)
      • iSQI certifies IT personnel in more than 40 countries
      • Forrester Research Report 2008:
      • „ iSQI is the most widely known global quality association“
      Portrayal iSQI | | | |
      • Association for Software Quality and -Further Education
      • Non-profit organisation
      • Founded in 1996 in Erlangen (Germany) as local working group on software quality
      • Over 800 members (Siemens, Bosch, Motorola, HP, ....)
      • Contact Platform for developers, decision makers and founders from every area in the IT industry
      • 12 Special Interest Groups (Open Source/Linux, Automation, Automotive, Java/XML, Medical Technology, Project Management, Maturity Models, Software Testing, UML)
      • in total more than 300 events per year, reaching up to 10.000 software professionals all over Germany
      Portrayal ASQF e.V. | | | |
      • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Working Groups (ISO15504, ISO12207, ISO15288, …)
      • ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
      • EQN (European Quality Network)
      • EOQ-SG (European Organization for Quality - Software Group)
      • EURUSS (Know-How Transfer for Certified EU Project Managers in Russia)
      • EuroSPI (European Software Process Improvement Initiative)
      • GESA e.V. (German European Security Association)
      • iNTACS (International Assessor Certification Scheme)
      • iNTCCM (International Certified Configuration Manager)
      • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board)
      • USTQB (Ukraine)
      • SeSamBB (Security and Safety made in Berlin-Brandenburg. e.V.)
      Commitments | | | |
      • ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation/Advanced Level
      • iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture
      • iSQI® Certified Professional for Project Management
      • iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Provisional Assessor
      • iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Competent Assessor
      • IREB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering
      • iNTCCM® Certified Professional for Configuration Management
      • EU Certified Innovation Manager
      • TTCN-3® Certificate
      • ISSECO® Certified Professional for Secure Software Engineering
      • ISECMA® Certified Professional for IT Security Management
      • TISP® TeleTrusT Information Securiy Professional
      • QAMP® - Quality Assurance Management Professional
      • V-Modell® XT – Project Management
      Certification Program | | | |
    • 22 of the DAX-30-Companies are iSQI-clients | | | |
    • ISTQB Certified Tester | | | | More and more companies explicitely ask for ISTQB Certified Testers
      • Software Testers have to:
        • Find bugs before the software hits the market
        • Prove quality of the software
        • ISTQB Certified Tester qualification – terms, techniques, tools
        • Is that enough?
      Present Situation | | | |
      • Conclusion:
        • Software-Testers are working at the key positions of IT projects and therefore play an important role in the software and product lifecycle with regard to quality
        • To ensure a high product and process quality a lot more than skills in the field of software testing are necessary
      Present Situation | | | |
    • Present Situation: Outsourcing Projects | | | | The majority of outsourcing projects stay behind expectations
    • Present Situation: Outsourcing Projects | | | | Therefore companies prefer to outsource to other companies nearby their office, often within the same city
    • Solution that iSQI is promoting: STANDARDIZED TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
      • There is a need for professionalism
      • There is a need to secure basic knowledge
      • There is a need for approved education
      • There is a need for role based training
      • There is a need for life long learning in IT
      • There is a need for the comparability of qualifications
      • There is a need for platform and company independent standards
      • There is a need to understand each other across borders and despite different mother tongues
      Certification – WHY? | | | |
      • -> guarantees
      • constant quality
      • reliable orientation
      • high transparency
      • -> secures
      • acceptance and reputation
      • International competitiveness
      International Certification | | | |
      • Benefits of Certification: For Professionals
      • Training on the Job (practical relevance, role based)
      • Life Long Learning (includes latest findings, best practice)
      • Common Understanding (across borders and language barriers)
      • Reputation & Credibility & Personal Accomplishment
      • Objective Measure of one‘s Skill Level
      • -> Support of Career Advancement and Increased Earnings
      • („Gartner 2006 IT Market Compensation Study“: average salary uplift 5%-11%)
      Certification Benefits iSQI | | | |
      • Benefits of Certification: For Employers
      • Improved Customer Satisfaction
      • Increased Safety (in applicable industries)
      • Professional Development Opportunities for Employees
      • Increased Competence Level of Employees
      • Compliance with Industry Regulations or Government Requirements
      • Higher Credibility with Customers
      • -> Annual Savings due to Quality and Productivity Increase
      Certification Benefits | | | |
      • Benefits of Certification: For the Profession
      • Standardization (definition of job role, standardized terms & practice)
      • Continued Professional Development
      • Basic Knowledge (processes, methods, techniques, technologies)
      • Comparability of Qualifications
      • Equality of Opportunity
      • Ethical Code
      Certification Benefits | | | |
      • Benefits of Certification: Company Study 2005-2007
      • Improved Project Delivery
      • 19% increase in projects deployed on time and budget
      • Less External Support
      • 16% decrease in spending on ad-hoc external IT support
      • Reduced Downtime
      • 17% decrease in frequency of downtime
      • Increased Overall Productivity
      • 22% increase in all processes
      Certification Benefits | | | |
      • Software Test
      • worldwide standard: “ISTQB Certified Tester”
      • three qualification levels:
      • Foundation Level
      • Advanced Level (Test Manager, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst)
      • Expert Level
      • > 100.000 ISTQB certified software testers worldwide
      • ISTQB presides 40 National Boards
      | Solution | | |
    • | Solution | | |
      • Individual Advantages:
      • Be Smart: Refresh and secure your knowledge
      • Be Respected: Get your qualification certified
      • Be Competitive: Knowledge is power on today’s market
      • Be Confident: Raise your qualification to raise your income
      • Be Understood: Communicate successfully, know methods and terms
      • Go Global: Work worldwide with internationally recognized qualification
      Benefits | | | |
    • Projects as opportunities – Crisis as chance! Invest in your further education – especially in crisis times… Be prepared for better times – and better projects! Conclusion | | | |
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    • Thank you! Do you have any questions? Contact: Silvia Huhse [email_address] 0049 173 5887938 | | | |