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London - 15 September 2009 – Sogeti Group, a world leader in innovative, business-driven quality assurance and testing services, has announced a new specialist testing publication: End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT.

The book describes a complete and methodical approach to one of the most complex test situations facing test professionals today; dynamic testing of a business process from 'end to end' through a series of IT systems and subsystems, crossing platforms and organisations, both private and public.

End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT provides the test professional facing these challenges with the methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute the testing successfully, with less duplicate testing and faster turnaround time. The end-to-end approach is based on TMap NEXT, Sogeti's world-leading test methodology that promotes a structured approach to consistently achieving quality software.

End-to-end testing, also known as 'chain' testing, is becoming an absolute necessity due to the increasing interconnectedness of many of the systems that provide the essential infrastructure of our daily lives. With boundaries between applications blurring, and systems chains becoming longer and more complex, undetected defects anywhere in the chain can have far-reaching impacts that are both business critical and difficult to predict. Testing system chains is one way to control these risks, and needs to be carried out to exacting technical standards and also with the collaboration of a number of system parties, with often different if not conflicting interests.

Lead authors are Rob Smit and Rob Baarda, senior test consultants at Sogeti and the approach is based on not only Sogeti's experience, but also the reviews and input from clients and the results of a market review. End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT is highly practical and comprehensive, covering topics such as risk analysis, planning, infrastructure, execution and roles. Logically structured, with useful definitions, examples and tips, the book is an indispensable tool for the hands-on test professional. It also provides insight to managers, both in IT and the business, who need to understand the risks involved in intra-company processes.

Published by specialist computer science and economics producer UTN (Uitgeverij Tutein Nolthenius bv) this is s the latest in a series of ground-breaking thought-leadership books on test topics authored by Sogeti.

Nijs Blokland, Head of Sogeti’s International Testing Community commented: "The risks of serious commercial and reputational damage for any partner in a lengthy and complex IT chain are significant if problems occur – irrespective of where in the chain it happens. End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT provides real help and support in mapping the chain risks, understanding the reliability of the chains, and in encouraging the necessary collaboration between partners to execute the vital testing."

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TMap, TMap Next and TPI are registered trademarks of Sogeti.

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About End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT

End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT®
ISBN number: 9789072194961
Publisher: UTN;
Copies may be ordered at; €19.95.

About Sogeti

Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 14 countries and is present in over 200 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

Sogeti is a world leader in innovative, business-driven quality assurance and testing services. As independent and objective testing specialists, our clients benefit from the identifiable results from our onshore and offshore cost-effective testing solutions: Managed Testing Services, TMap NEXT®-based project and program testing, and TPI® - test process improvement. As the largest testing service provider in Europe and USA, with over 2,500 test professionals and a further 5,000 application specialists with test experience, in 14 countries worldwide, we help organizations achieve their testing and QA goals.

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