Test data management is often overlooked in quality assurance. Poor test data management practices lead to an increased number of defects, inefficiencies in testing, and security issues. This discussion gives examples of why a thought-out test management program is critical not only for project success but also for company health. Specific examples and exercises show how to analyze the requirements and create a more secure and effective data set in any industry. The discussion will not just focus on starting from scratch with new projects but what to do with more mature product lines that need help immediately.
Takeaways from your talk:
- The participants in this talk will gain an understanding of the importance of a test data creation and management strategy. They will learn how to develop their own basic strategy after going through several examples. Attendees will also be given tips for evolving over time and documentation strategies useful for keeping everyone on the team aware of these new policies.