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Data analysis Data-Driven Testing Skills in an Agile and DevOps World

For agile and DevOps, an understanding of the role of data analysis in the test strategy is helping teams accelerate development, testing, and deployments. As we continue to enhance our testing effectiveness, data analytics skills are an important dimension in managing risks in a “continuous everything” world.

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Michael Sowers
Data Test Your Data Quality to Increase the Return on Your QA Investment

With the high volume of data coming into your organization, it’s important that it be complete, correct, and timely. But considering the velocity at which this data is moving, how do you measure its current quality? You must be able to test it wherever it sits still enough to be viewable, without altering it.

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Shauna Ayers
Data What You Should Consider to Make the Best Use of Your Collected Data

We live in a world where data is constantly being recorded. In software, determining the timing of when to use that data is critical to making the most of the information. You should take into account data freshness, the data-gathering processes and any dependencies between them, and when to distribute information.

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Here There Be Monsters: The Value of Data Profiling

Monsters appeared on medieval maps to identify the unknown dangers of the sea. Likewise, the data profiles for an organization identify the points within its data. A robust data-profiling strategy can provide a more accurate picture of an organization’s data systems and find risks before they become monsters.

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Shauna Ayers
Getting Your Data to Work for You

Practically everyone records data somehow. The real value comes from using that data to gain deeper insight. When used appropriately, data profiling can be a powerful tool for analyzing existing data, profiling for planned changes, or monitoring for unplanned circumstances, helping save time and remove risks.

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Catherine Cruz ...
Testing Big Data in the Retail Marketplace

The concept of data as a tool for retailers is not a new one. But the volume of that data is greater than ever. Testing big data is essential because the collected information only becomes an asset when it is analyzed and processed in a way that makes it useful to retailers, which in turn engages consumers.

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Sunil Sehgal
Creating a Test Strategy and Design for Testing Data

These days, data comes from multiple sources, is transformed in many different ways, and is consumed by hundreds of other systems, so we must validate more data, more quickly. Mike Sowers shares his work in progress checklist for things to consider when developing a test strategy and design approach for data.

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Michael Sowers
I’ve Incorporated Big Data—Now What?

It’s easy to say something like, “We’re agile from here on out” or “Let’s start saying 'DevOps' in meetings more often,” but without an actual game plan for how you’re going to use something like big data, simply incorporating it into your current culture doesn’t do much.

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Josiah Renaudin