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Author: Dalibor Siroky

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cloud based test environment

How Much should a Cloud-based Test Environment Cost?

How much should you be spending on your test environments? How much is too much? How much should test environment cost? In this post, we outline…

test case management

Test Smarter with a Test Case Management Tool

With software releases happening every week, your teams need a more dynamic and intelligent test case management tool. You can’t afford to run every single test…

how much do environments cost

How much do the environments cost?

When I talk to people about environment management I’m surprised by the number of people who don’t understand how much they cost.  In a large organization…

reclaiming underutilized environments

Reclaiming Underutilized Environments

What is an Environment? When we discuss Environment Management, we’re not thinking about simple systems.  An environment isn’t just a web server and a database.  Instead,…

Difference between release management and service management

What is the difference between Release Management and Service Management?

Service management implies IT Service Management or ITSM while release management is a whole different set of roles and responsibilities and it is a term that…

post release reviews

How to Run Post-Release Reviews: Learning from a Release Event

A release is a highly orchestrated set of changes performed on a complex system, and, as with any change to a software system, it can introduce…

DevOps release management

Tailoring Release Management to Both Operations and Development

Instead of adopting cookie-cutter solutions for release management based on static, flowchart-driven models, enterprises need purpose-built systems designed with a model that can be adapted to…

An Environment for Every Developer?

An Environment for Every Developer?

This trend is showing up in the enterprise and it’s starting to cause friction for TEM managers who might not yet appreciate what’s driving this transition. If you’ve run a report on environments and noticed that one or two teams has hundreds of QA environments this is a signal that you have a team that is trying to transition to cloud-based development.

How can I accelerate my DevOps initiative?

How can I accelerate my DevOps initiative?

Everyone has a DevOps initiative – everyone. No matter what size our client or prospective customer the term “DevOps” comes into the conversation whenever we ask…

How to Clean Up Polluted Test Environments

How to Clean Up Polluted Test Environments in 9 Steps

Take thousands of developers, distribute them over several departments, and split them up into small teams of 10-20. Now take these 20-50 development groups and ask…

What is Test Environment Conflict?

What is Test Environment Conflict?

In an environment where infrastructure is shared across several development teams test environment conflict happens when more than one project needs to use test environment resources…

How to Prepare for Test Environment Emergencies

How to Prepare for Test Environment Emergencies

Environment “shortages” always start with a test environment emergency – some unforeseen need for a new environment. Maybe a high-profile project has both an urgent production…