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Increasing agility via Test Data Management


Does test data requirements need to be captured as part of the functional requirements or non-functional requirements?  Is test data management a costing exercise or business critical?  Since the testing team is provisioning the test data in whatever mechanisms, do we need test data management team? 


Often, IT organizations are plagued with many questions on should we invest in setting up Test Data management framework, procure tools, does it really help bring in the necessary efficiency in the release of the applications/products? What is the need for having a Test Data Management team coupled with sound framework and processes deployed? All this and more is addressed in the article"Test Management- Left Shift for Business Agility" which provides insights into the inevitability and what organizations must do?


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