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QA Environment Management
One of the big challenges in QA organizations is creating and maintaining test environments. Far too often, QA environments, if they exist at all, lag behind production in terms of space, speed, and software updates. Those of us in the QA world know that when you test on a completely different environment than production, your results are not going to be as accurate and significant issues can be easily missed. Not to mention the frustration involved in dealing with slow processing times, inadequate data, and chaotic build cycles. Add multiple development initiatives into the mix and you have a recipe for poor quality control and quick staff burnout.
Many organizations just can’t seem to find the time or money to keep even one, much less multiple test environments running up to par. However, having the correct mix of infrastructure is crucial to the success of QA organizations. Without a structured approach to test environment management, you end up with chaos and confusion surrounding test executions, significantly higher costs, and unreliable results.
Common issues for improperly managed environments
Unstable test environments
No clear guidelines or direction for environment establishment
Too many or too few environments
Insufficient development cycles
Unauthorized changes to environments
Inconsistency with production or other test environments
Non-existent or undefined best practices
Lack of documentation
Underutilization of assets
Do you know the optimal number of test environments you need? Have you considered the necessary specifications of a capacity performance environment? Do you know the steps that you need to take in order to properly maintain environments for testing execution? QA Mentor can help you with all of those questions and more. We can identify the correct number of test environments for your specific testing needs. With our QA Environment Management Service, we can even help you build the right performance environment, which is always such a challenge for many companies large and small. Our design and implementation help will reveal immediate benefits for you and your entire IT team.
Benefits of a Management Environment
Reliable, repeatable processes
Made to order test environments on-demand
Lower costs overall
Increased data integrity
Earlier defect detection
Increased data security
More effective ‘real life’ simulations
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