Test data management is often a forgotten requirement. That is, until the consequences of mismanaging or failure to manage come home to roost. In today’s world, IT organizations produce and rely on huge volumes of data. As systems become more complex, so do the test cases needed to validate them as well as the test data needed to execute the test cases. In this presentation, you will discuss the test data management lifecycle and real world examples of test data management gone awry in order to better understand the importance of good test data management practices. You will learn common challenges of unmanaged test data and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various methods of instantiation, management, use, and disuse of test data. It is important to note, that this session will not cover test case management, data element profiling, identification techniques. Rather, it is about data in terms of data sets and what is needed to support a testing effort.


Joseph Ours, Cohesion

Joseph Ours draws on 15 years of experience providing executive-level leadership while managing high profile initiatives with a demonstrated ability to lead people toward successful delivery. Throughout his diverse career, he has built a solid reputation as a thought leader who exhibits a results-driven business approach and exceptional ability to achieve success. He is a strong leader in business processes with a proven history of providing project and portfolio management of large technology initiatives. Joseph brings both a strategic and tactical thought process to solving IT related issues. He holds bachelor's degrees in electronic engineering technology and technical management in addition to a Master’s of Business Administration.