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Silvia Huhse Head of Certification Program

  1. 1. Silvia Huhse Head of Certification Program International Software Quality Institute „ Projects as opportunities. Crisis as chance. “ 5 June 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) </li></ul><ul><li>develops independent certification standards for further education and advanced vocational training </li></ul><ul><li>optimizes and safeguards the skills of software professionals </li></ul><ul><li>founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of the German non-profit organization ASQF e.V. (Association for Software Quality and Further education e.V.) </li></ul>Portrayal iSQI | | | |
  3. 3. <ul><li>International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) </li></ul><ul><li>works together with international organizations, e.g. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or EQN (European Quality Network) </li></ul><ul><li>iSQI certifies IT personnel in more than 40 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Forrester Research Report 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>„ iSQI is the most widely known global quality association“ </li></ul>Portrayal iSQI | | | |
  4. 4. <ul><li>Association for Software Quality and -Further Education </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1996 in Erlangen (Germany) as local working group on software quality </li></ul><ul><li>Over 800 members (Siemens, Bosch, Motorola, HP, ....) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Platform for developers, decision makers and founders from every area in the IT industry </li></ul><ul><li>12 Special Interest Groups (Open Source/Linux, Automation, Automotive, Java/XML, Medical Technology, Project Management, Maturity Models, Software Testing, UML) </li></ul><ul><li>in total more than 300 events per year, reaching up to 10.000 software professionals all over Germany </li></ul>Portrayal ASQF e.V. | | | |
  5. 5. <ul><li>ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Working Groups (ISO15504, ISO12207, ISO15288, …) </li></ul><ul><li>ISO (International Organization for Standardization) </li></ul><ul><li>EQN (European Quality Network) </li></ul><ul><li>EOQ-SG (European Organization for Quality - Software Group) </li></ul><ul><li>EURUSS (Know-How Transfer for Certified EU Project Managers in Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>EuroSPI (European Software Process Improvement Initiative) </li></ul><ul><li>GESA e.V. (German European Security Association) </li></ul><ul><li>iNTACS (International Assessor Certification Scheme) </li></ul><ul><li>iNTCCM (International Certified Configuration Manager) </li></ul><ul><li>ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) </li></ul><ul><li>USTQB (Ukraine) </li></ul><ul><li>SeSamBB (Security and Safety made in Berlin-Brandenburg. e.V.) </li></ul>Commitments | | | |
  6. 6. <ul><li>ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation/Advanced Level </li></ul><ul><li>iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>iSQI® Certified Professional for Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Provisional Assessor </li></ul><ul><li>iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Competent Assessor </li></ul><ul><li>IREB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>iNTCCM® Certified Professional for Configuration Management </li></ul><ul><li>EU Certified Innovation Manager </li></ul><ul><li>TTCN-3® Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>ISSECO® Certified Professional for Secure Software Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>ISECMA® Certified Professional for IT Security Management </li></ul><ul><li>TISP® TeleTrusT Information Securiy Professional </li></ul><ul><li>QAMP® - Quality Assurance Management Professional </li></ul><ul><li>V-Modell® XT – Project Management </li></ul>Certification Program | | | |
  7. 7. 22 of the DAX-30-Companies are iSQI-clients | | | |
  8. 8. ISTQB Certified Tester | | | | More and more companies explicitely ask for ISTQB Certified Testers
  9. 9. <ul><li>Software Testers have to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find bugs before the software hits the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prove quality of the software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTQB Certified Tester qualification – terms, techniques, tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is that enough? </li></ul></ul>Present Situation | | | |
  10. 10. <ul><li>Conclusion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To ensure a high product and process quality a lot more than skills in the field of software testing are necessary </li></ul></ul>Present Situation | | | |
  11. 11. Present Situation: Outsourcing Projects | | | | The majority of outsourcing projects stay behind expectations
  12. 12. Present Situation: Outsourcing Projects | | | | Therefore companies prefer to outsource to other companies nearby their office, often within the same city
  13. 13. Solution that iSQI is promoting: STANDARDIZED TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
  14. 14. <ul><li>There is a need for professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to secure basic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for approved education </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for role based training </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for life long learning in IT </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for the comparability of qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for platform and company independent standards </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to understand each other across borders and despite different mother tongues </li></ul>Certification – WHY? | | | |
  15. 15. <ul><li>-> guarantees </li></ul><ul><li>constant quality </li></ul><ul><li>reliable orientation </li></ul><ul><li>high transparency </li></ul><ul><li>-> secures </li></ul><ul><li>acceptance and reputation </li></ul><ul><li>International competitiveness </li></ul>International Certification | | | |
  16. 16. <ul><li>Benefits of Certification: For Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Training on the Job (practical relevance, role based) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Learning (includes latest findings, best practice) </li></ul><ul><li>Common Understanding (across borders and language barriers) </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation & Credibility & Personal Accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Objective Measure of one‘s Skill Level </li></ul><ul><li>-> Support of Career Advancement and Increased Earnings </li></ul><ul><li>(„Gartner 2006 IT Market Compensation Study“: average salary uplift 5%-11%) </li></ul>Certification Benefits iSQI | | | |
  17. 17. <ul><li>Benefits of Certification: For Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Customer Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Safety (in applicable industries) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Opportunities for Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Competence Level of Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with Industry Regulations or Government Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Credibility with Customers </li></ul><ul><li>-> Annual Savings due to Quality and Productivity Increase </li></ul>Certification Benefits | | | |
  18. 18. <ul><li>Benefits of Certification: For the Profession </li></ul><ul><li>Standardization (definition of job role, standardized terms & practice) </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Knowledge (processes, methods, techniques, technologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Comparability of Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Equality of Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Code </li></ul>Certification Benefits | | | |
  19. 19. <ul><li>Benefits of Certification: Company Study 2005-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Project Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>19% increase in projects deployed on time and budget </li></ul><ul><li>Less External Support </li></ul><ul><li>16% decrease in spending on ad-hoc external IT support </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Downtime </li></ul><ul><li>17% decrease in frequency of downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Overall Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>22% increase in all processes </li></ul>Certification Benefits | | | |
  20. 20. <ul><li>Software Test </li></ul><ul><li>worldwide standard: “ISTQB Certified Tester” </li></ul><ul><li>three qualification levels: </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Level </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Level (Test Manager, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst) </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Level </li></ul><ul><li>> 100.000 ISTQB certified software testers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>ISTQB presides 40 National Boards </li></ul>| Solution | | |
  21. 21. | Solution | | |
  22. 22. <ul><li>Individual Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Be Smart: Refresh and secure your knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Be Respected: Get your qualification certified </li></ul><ul><li>Be Competitive: Knowledge is power on today’s market </li></ul><ul><li>Be Confident: Raise your qualification to raise your income </li></ul><ul><li>Be Understood: Communicate successfully, know methods and terms </li></ul><ul><li>Go Global: Work worldwide with internationally recognized qualification </li></ul>Benefits | | | |
  23. 23. Projects as opportunities – Crisis as chance! Invest in your further education – especially in crisis times… Be prepared for better times – and better projects! Conclusion | | | |
  24. 28. Thank you! Do you have any questions? Contact: Silvia Huhse [email_address] 0049 173 5887938 | | | |

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