Arunkumar Khannur is an Internationally reputed Software Testing Guru, India’s Noted Software Testing Authority, and Author of best-selling book “Software Testing-Techniques and Applications”. He is regarded as one of the industry’s foremost authorities on Software Testing. He contributes as an Advisor, Author, Speaker and Senior Faculty. Mr. Khannur’s IT career spans 24+ years during which he held various IT roles in Wipro, Logica, Planetasia, and QAI. He has M.Sc in Physics & M.Tech in Computer Science to his credit.


Mr. Khannur played an instrumental role in India in making Software Testing as a major business vertical. He has organized many conferences and test related forums across India to share test related practices. . He spear heads STEP-AUTO Software Testing Conferences (


Mr. Khannur was Organizing Chair of European Telecom Standards Institute’s (ETSI) TTCN-3 User Conference Asia 2009 and also Organizing Chair of ETSI TTCN-3 User Conference and Model Based Testing Workshop 2012. He served as an Advisory Board Member of International Institute of Software Testing (IIST), USA and contributed in defining testing Book of Knowledge. He is a frequent speaker on software testing at conferences and delivered key notes and speeches at conferences in India, Srilanka, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Slovenia. He is providing his training and advisory services in Argentina, Russia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Srilanka. He delivered a Key Note on “Future Testing Challenges” at TTCN-3 User Conference 2011 held at Bled, Slovenia

Mr. Khannur authored 5 books including his recent book- “Software Testing- Techniques and Applications” by Pearson Publsihers.

Mr. Khannur added a lot of value through his unmatched expertise through consulting, advisory and training services in software testing, project management, and CMMI to more than 45 companies in India, China, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Argentina and also, to UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization through his best of the class programs in software engineering subjects, software testing, CMMI based software process improvement, and software project management and estimation.


Mr. Khannur’s areas of research are- Test Architecture, Test Strategy, Test Management, Testing Methodologies, Testing Approaches, Model Based Testing, Test Case Optimization, Test Metrics and Measurements. He also helps organizations in Test Process Improvement by building test competency and capability. He performs these activities using his unique, holistic, and practical framework which is collection of all his learnings over the years in the form best practices and standards/frameworks like CMMI, ISO 9001, ISO 25000, and MSF.


Mr. Khannur was instrumental in taking Wipro to CMM L3 and L5. In recognition of his talent and knowledge in processes, Wipro has honoured him as “Champion of Quality”. He, as the Head of Quality in Planetasia and Logica, has defined and implemented CMMI based processes. Khannur, while working at Logica and Planteasia, built testing team and also, defined and implemented Testing Processes.


Mr. Khannur as a faculty is well respected for his practical sessions and some of his clients who are getting benefited from his expertise are: Ariba, Collabera, Cambridge Technologies, Cognizant, IBM, iFlex, Interwoven, HP, Philips, Mobius, Satyam, Siemens, Solverminds, Srishti, Samsung, LG, UEI, VMware, Wipro, Top Group- China, Idea Factory- Argentina, GCS- Vietnam, LacViet- Vietnam, Software Technology Park- Thailand, etc.. He also provides end to end consulting on projects..


Mr. Khannur has conducted more than 300 public workshops and corporate training on more than 35 titles in Software Engineering and Management. More than 10,000 IT professionals from seven different countries have benefited from his knowledge and expertise. More than 45 companies have benefited from his CMM/CMMI Process Consulting.


He has authored four books, published more than 10 research papers and delivered pre-conference tutorials on several occasions in international conferences. His articles appear in newspapers and magazines both in India and abroad. Mr. Khannur is having extensive experience in defining and implementing software process improvements using quantitative techniques. He played an important role in implementing CMM & CMMI Level-4 & Level-5 in three Organizations and also, providing CMMI based, Microsoft Solution framework based, ISO based Process Implementation for more than 35 companies, across 7 countries.


Mr. Khannur delivered talks at Minister of Economc Affairs, Argentina; Software Technology Park, Thailand; Software Technology Park, China; MPDF, Vietnam; SPIN, Sri Lanka.


Mr. Khannur’s areas of Research involve: Software Modeling using Quality Profiling; Software Estimation; Test Estimation; Test Process Improvement; Test Metrics.


Mr. Khannur contributed as Advisory/ Organizing Committee Chairman or Member on 12 occasions on International Conferences on Software Project Management; Software Testing; Software Process Improvement in India, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand. He conducted many pre-conference tutorials and also, delivered key note addresses, plenary sessions, and panel discussions.


At present, Mr. Arunkumar Khannur is the Chairman & CEO of ISQT Process & Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore (

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