Five Tips to Avoid Test Slippage

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In most enterprises, the testing teams are not the resources performing code deployments, server configs, data refreshes, etc. However, test teams do often have access to perform technical procedures like these, which introduces the risk of accidentally making unqualified changes.

A quick fix is to implement access controls over the test environments, so that the test team and vendors can only access components relevant to performing their day-to-day job.

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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