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    Test Data Management
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Summary

Test Data Management (TDM), is the process of identifying, acquiring, coordinating and maintaining test data during test planning, preparation and execution phases. This process includes the definition alignment and assignment of standards, tasks, ownership, and roles and responsibilities to ensure the accuracy, completeness, integrity and security of the test data. The Central Function should be responsible for consolidating and governing test data management utilities. This function should own standards, selection of tooling, the definition of a long term roadmap for future test data utilities and 3rd party tooling, ensuring the all methodologies applied to test data management fit within those pre-defined standards. All version controlled data should be governed by the Central data management function.

Overall, effective test data management:

  • Addresses issues of disk space, data verification, data confidentiality and protracted test durations.
  • The control and management of test data ensures that every test starts with a consistent data state, which is essential in maintaining data in a predictable state throughout testing and even after testing has completed.
  • Allows organisations to speed up testing, and control costs, through well-captured test data requirements and the right TDM strategy. Without these in place, the quality and representativeness of the E2E testing process may be compromised. Without a correct test data strategy, it is very difficult to realise the additional efficiencies of high-coverage and automated regression testing.

Key Benefits

By using the right TDM strategy, organisations are able to provide a consistent and standardised approach to testing applications and the data from multiple databases and file types. Equally, implementers of applications, systems and Data Warehouses can detect defects early in the process, leading to cheaper and easier ways to fix them.

Overall:

  • Test teams are thereby better equipped to ensure the high quality and reliability of large enterprise applications and systems.
  • A TDM strategy safeguards against fines for misuse of production data in test environments.
  • A well-implemented TDM strategy can also rapidly reduce inefficiencies, help extract greater value from expensive data, and make validated test data available in an organised, secure, consistent and controlled manner.
  • Organisations are able to provide a consistent and standardised approach to testing applications and the data from multiple databases and file types. With a TDM strategy in place, implementers of applications, systems and Data Warehouses can detect defects early in the process, leading to more cost-efficient and easier ways to fix them. Test teams are thereby better equipped to ensure the high quality and reliability of large enterprise applications and systems.

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