Select Page
Test Environment Management Explained
MARCH, 2016
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
Watch Our TEM Video to Learn More: 
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 Environment 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.

Relevant Articles

How to Manage Test Data in Software Testing

20DECEMBER, 2021 by Justin Reynolds.How to Manage Test Data in Software Testing. To compete in today’s market, software companies need to create programs that are free of bugs and vulnerabilities.  In order to accomplish this, they first need to create test data...

Test Data Management In Depth: The What and the How

09DECEMBER, 2021 by Justin Reynolds.When it comes down to it, test data is one of the most important components of software development. That’s because test data makes it possible to create applications that align with the exact needs and expectations of today’s...


06DECEMBER, 2021 by Carlos Schults.Today we're here to talk about data regulations and data compliance solutions. Why does all of this matter? HIPAA, GDPR & PCI what is the difference? When it comes to online applications, protecting your users' data is one of...

How to Value Stream DataOps?

24NOVEMBER, 2021 by Daniel PaesEnhancements on data ingestion made evident the amount of data lost when generating insights. However, without guidance from methodologies like The DataOps Manifesto, some companies are still struggling to blend data pipelines from...

HIPAA, GDPR & PCI DSS. Same, Same but Different.

19NOVEMBER, 2021 by Justin ReynoldsOrganizations today are using more data than ever before. Indeed, data is playing a critical role in decision-making for everything from sales and marketing to the production and development of new products and services.  There’s no...