Maturity Levels indicate the level of organisational process maturity or capability – this is a component that results from an assessment and therefore is not a component that is categorised.
Process Areas identify a cluster of test-related elements that must be addressed to achieve a Maturity Level – this is a component that results from an assessment and therefore is not categorised.
The purpose sections in the TMMi Model describe the purpose of Process Areas and is an informative component.
The introductory notes sections in the TMMi Model describe the major concepts covered by Process Areas and are informative components.
The scope sections in the TMMi Model identifies the test practice areas that are addressed by Process Areas and are informative components.
Specific Goals describes the unique characteristic that must be present to satisfy a Process Area and are required components
Generic Goals describe the characteristics that must be present to institutionalise the processes that implement a Process Area and are required components
Specific Practices describe activities that are considered important in achieving the associated Specific Goal and are expected components
Typical work products are sample outputs from a Specific Practice and are informative components
Sub-practices are a detailed description guiding the interpretation and implementation of the associated Specific Practice and are informative components
Generic Practices are a description of an activity that is considered important in achieving the associated Generic Goal and are expected components
Generic Practice elaborations provide guidance on how the Generic Practice should be applied uniquely to the Process Area and are informative components
Supporting informative components are: