Poor test environment management is often the common denominator when testing on large-scale projects or program slips from the test schedule. This is normally one of the high percentage root causes of slippage among the other usual causes, such as bad requirements, overly buggy code and resource constraints.
As organizations mature, their IT application suites grow, increasing integration points and data complexity. This always introduces end-to-end knowledge gaps around dependencies in both setting up and managing test environments. Here are five ways, identified by Sean Hamawi, product director at Plutora, that test environment managers can refine their processes to minimize environment down-time and improve their working relationships with test teams.
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