Emprove, based in Melbourne Australia, is a software consultancy that helps organisations design, develop, test or customise better software, and also helps optimize the processes they use for this work. "Emprove" is the old English form of "improve", and a common modern misspelling. Emprove can help you prove your software works the way you want it to, and help improve how you do it.

Emprove provides consulting services, across the many areas of software development, quality and testing. This typically involves medium to long term specialist project work, as well as shorter advisory engagements. Other services include mentoring management, test, development and other IT staff. Emprove also provides courses in software testing, exploratory testing and agile methods. Contact us at

Emprove is run by Erik Petersen. Recently described by James Bach as one of Australia's leading testers, Erik is a recognised authority in software quality and testing, having more than 20 years of industry experience. He has deep knowledge of agile and traditional projects, test strategy, automation and process. He has worked on dozens of software applications on many platforms and a wide variety of business areas, including telecommunications, banking and finance, retailing, utilities, defence, government, distribution, sales management, and asset and contract management. Erik regularly speaks at international conferences around Australia and internationally. He is the only Australian testing specialist to regularly speak at STARwest in California, and the international Agile Alliance conference. He has trained, mentored and inspired thousands of IT staff around Australia, New Zealand, the USA and other countries. His research continues into agile and exploratory testing, test automation and process. In 2001, he was one of the first people to propose the idea of paired exploratory testing.