Rob Baarda has worked in testing since 1985, starting with development of automated testing. Inspired by testing and enabled by his extensive knowledge of IT and testing he was made responsible for the newer versions of TMap (1999, 2006). Additionally he was co-author/project leader of several other test books: Business Driven Test Management and End-To-End testing with TMap. He shares his knowledge by teaching and inspiring clients sometimes by using the TPI (Test Process Improvement) ideas. Rob retired in 2019.