Test Environment Management Explained
Despite most companies spending between 45%-55% of their IT spend on Non Production (Training, Development & Testing) and losing 20-40% of productivity across their development and test cycles, the art of “Test Environment Management” (or TEM) still appears to be an area of significant confusion and neglect. In the hope to educate and raise the bar on TEM, here is a quick overview of “IT & Test Environment Management best practices” from Enov8.
Definition: IT & Test Environment Management is the act of understanding your cross-life-cycle IT environments and establishing proactive controls to ensure they are effectively used, shared, rapidly serviced and provisioned and/or deleted in a timely manner.
The key activities you should consider:
- Know what your Your IT & Test Environment look like
- Environment Modelling
- Capture Demand across Projects and Dev & Test Teams
- Test Environment Bookings
- Analyse & Manage Test Environment Contention
- Support Environments with Lean Service Requests
- Manage Change & Incidents
- Proactively Manage Environment Events
- Collaborate with Calendars & Runbooks
- Streamline your IT Operations
- Employ application, data & infrastructure automation
- Report on Usage, Availability and Service Capability
- Improve continuously through Environment Housekeeping and Optimization
Delight your CEO, CIO and your end-customers by streamlining delivery and impacting that bottom line.
Find that Return on Investment (ROI). Use Test Environments Management to drive “IT productivity up” across your IT Operations, Projects, Development & Testing and conversely, drive “IT cost down” across your Infrastructure, License & Support Spend.
Looking for an IT & Test Management Tool? Why not checkout Enov8 Environment Manager. Enov8 Environment Manager is an, out of the box, TEM solution providing you with a portal to model your test lanes, systems and components, plan and control events, automate operations and deliver on real time reporting and metrics.
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