What Is Test Data Management Strategy? A Complete Explanation

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As systems become more isolated and autonomous, teams diverge from having shared, centrally managed test data. Legacy test data, which many teams use, can cause problems when it changes without team members’ knowledge. You may get lots of advantages using these more independent systems, but you now have to deal with the pain when your older test data management strategy doesn’t hold up. You need a new way to manage our test data and to make your problems visible.

In this post, you’ll learn how to strategize to conquer test data, just as a general strategizes to conquer a territory. You’ll find out the key elements to a test data management strategy, including what tools to use and how to measure success. We’ll also cover some tactics you can apply to ensure a  strong strategy. Consider this an Art of War for test data management.

I hope this post gives you the confidence to implement your own strategy successfully. Let’s get started!

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