Why Develop, Test and Train in Production? – An Analogy

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Imagine that you are designing, manufacturing and implementing the gaskets that keep out sea water from the torpedo tubes in a nuclear submarine. After developing the seals, you install them in a “test sub” and run the following test:

Cruising along the top of the water everything works fine and the test is declared a success. That is the equivalent of testing new development in a standard a normal test environment.

Everything looks great until it’s time to Dive! Dive! Dive!


In a similar fashion, modifications developed and tested in environments that are not exact replicas of your production system can “spring fatal system leaks” when moved into your live system.

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