Category: Test Environment Management

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software provisioning

What Is Software Provisioning? A Detailed Introduction

Building high-quality software requires equally high-quality processes. Usually, when defining a software development life cycle (SDLC), we tend to focus too much on the software itself….


QA Environments: Why Do You Need So Many?

Test environment managers are often asked to audit everything. If there is a question about budgets they need to quickly identify opportunities to reallocate infrastructure and…

Test Environment Management Best Practices

Test Environment Management Best Practices

This post highlights the importance of an efficient and reliable test environment management process in supporting application releases/project delivery. We begin with the introduction of test environments…

behavior driven development

Behavior-Driven Development: A Comprehensive Intro and Guide

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is several things: a language for defining the behavior of an application; a collaboration tool for engineers, testers, and product managers; and a…

user acceptance testing

User Acceptance Testing (UAT): What It Is and How to Adopt It

Have you heard of “user acceptance testing?” I’m afraid that for many of you reading this post, the answer will likely be “No.” Unlike other more…

Containerization Best Practices

Containerization: A Definition and Best Practices Guide

There are many ways for operations teams to approach hardware management. Some build dedicated hardware for different applications within their stack. Some use virtualization to simplify…

test data management

Test Data Management: What This Means and 3 Tools to Use

Being part of the IT leadership in an organization might have its perks, but it also means you have to be familiar with tech jargon. For…

infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as Code: What Is It, and Why Should My Engineers Care?

For decades, managing a server or two was a full-time job. System administrators would carefully curate their critical systems and ensure the business ran smoothly by…

Why Plutora

The Value Stream Digital Transformation Solution

As the VP of Development at a large multinational wireless telecommunication company, Christian deals with a variety of challenges every day. For example, this morning he…

Centrica Test Environment Management

One Company’s Success with Test Environment Management

If you live in the United Kingdom, Ireland or in the eastern United States, there is a good chance that your electricity is provided by Centrica…

Value Stream Mapping

What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Benefits, Process and Value

To understand value stream mapping, we need to first understand what a “value stream” is. Simply put, a value stream is a series of steps that…

enterprise data mart

The Evolution of Test and the Enterprise Data Mart

Software testing has seen significant evolutionary changes that have driven greater efficiency and improved test coverage. However, this has not removed the need for software testing…