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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…

Testing Against Production? Blame Your Data

Testing Against Production? Blame Your Data

Managing databases and newer, more exotic NoSQL stores is an emerging challenge in an industry under constant pressure to move faster. While the industry has perfected…

What is Test Environment Pollution?

What is Test Environment Pollution?

Test environment pollution and test environment churn are two of the biggest factors contributing to delay and inefficiency in test environment management. Test environment churn is…

Transparency and Communication: The Keys to More Agile Software Releases

Transparency and Communication: The Keys to More Agile Software Releases

Two decades makes a huge difference for software developers. We’ve gone from months-long development cycles to lifecycles measured in weeks or days, with some on the…

How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict

How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict

Test environment conflict is when two projects or two releases require access to the same testing resources at the same time. For a Test Environment Manager…

8 Proven Practices to Strengthen Your Enterprise Release Management Processes

8 Proven Practices to Strengthen Your Enterprise Release Management Processes

Your IT team has adopted DevOps approaches to enable a faster and more reliable way to move initiatives between development teams and operations. However, you’re still…

7 Critical Success Factors when Establishing a Release Management Office

7 Critical Success Factors when Establishing a Release Management Office

The executive concern regarding software development used to revolve around the choice between a waterfall approach or agile teams. Now, the development world is almost decidedly…

I Thought DevOps Integration was Supposed to be Easy?

I Thought DevOps Integration was Supposed to be Easy?

We’ve said it on this blog before, and we’ll repeat the same message: Solving a software engineering problem is simple physics. It takes a set amount…

Enterprise Release Management Resolutions for 2016

Enterprise Release Management Resolutions for 2016

Happy 2016. To help you think about the Environment Management year ahead, we’ve assembled a collection of resolutions for you to try out. Resolution #1 –…

What is Test Environment Churn?

What is Test Environment Churn?

Test Environment Churn and Test Environment Pollution are two things that happen when you have environment managers creating hundreds of environments to support hundreds of projects…