Select Page

How Smelly
Are Your IT Environments?

31

MARCH, 2017

Kent beck, the inventor of XP extreme programming, once wrote about the concept of “Smelly Code”.

Given IT Environments seem to be a significant challenge for so many organizations, it got us thinking:

What might “Smelly IT Environments” smell of?

 

In a nutshell, here is our top 8 list of things that indicate your IT & Test Environments smell like a Kipper.

  1. Use of spreadsheets to manage & track your Test Environments
  2. A CMDB that only ever focuses on the Infrastructure Components
  3. Too many Test Environment System Instances (causing overspend)
  4. Too few Test Environment System Instances (causing contention)
  5. Inability to identify current and future Test environment demand
  6. Lack of End to End Data Integrity
  7. Inconsistent & Slow IT Environment operations
  8. Manual information gathering & reporting

Learn more about implementing IT Environment Transparency & Governance with enov8.

 

How smelly are your IT Environments?

Relevant Articles

Supporting Privacy Regulations in Non-Production

18 SEPTEMBER 2020 by Arnab Chowdhury Every aspect of our daily lives involves the usage of data. Be it our social media, banking account, or even while using an e-commerce site, we use data everywhere. This data may range from our names and contact information to our...

What Makes a Good Enterprise Release Manager?

09 SEPTEMBER, 2020 by Michiel Mulders Do you want your company to scale efficiently? Look for an enterprise release manager (ERM). An ERM protects and manages the movements of releases in multiple environments. This includes build, test, and production environments....

What Is Data Masking and How Do We Do It?

04 AUGUST, 2020 by Michiel Mulders According to the 2019 IBM Data Breach report, the average data breach in 2019 cost 3.92 million USD. Businesses in certain industries, such as healthcare, suffer more substantial losses—6.45 million USD on average. As the amount of...

What is and why have a Release Calendar?

13 JULY, 2020 by Eric Boersma Every project manager in the world shares a similar stress. They’re working on something important, and a key stakeholder sticks their head around the corner. They ask a small, innocent question. “When are we going to release that...

What is and why have a Test Environment Booking Form?

01 JULY, 2020 by Diego Gavilanes Ever since the dawn of time, test environments have been left for the end, which is a headache for the testing team. They might be ready to start testing but can’t because there’s no test environment. And often, the department in...

Data Literacy and GDPR (Know Your Risk)

29 JUNE, 2020 by Carlos Schults In today’s post, we’ll discuss data literacy and its relevance in the context of GDPR. We start by defining data literacy and giving a brief overview of GDPR. Then we proceed to explain some of the challenges organizations might face...