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Test Environment Metrics – Measure and Continually Improve

22
AUGUST, 2017

by Niall Crawford

Metrics for your Non Production and Test Environments

Ever wondered how you should measure your Test Environment capability? Well it can be hard without a platform like Enov8 Ecosystem, a solution that allows you to bring all your Test Environment and Operations together.

Here is a list, compiled by Enov8 and our friends at TEM (dot) Com, to help you. If you have more ideas, then please let us know as we are always looking to obtain knowledge and improve our own dashboard reports using the EcoSystem extensible engine.

TEM METRICS – Test Environment Metrics

Preamble: A key component of Test Environment Management is the ongoing measurement and optimization of your TEM practices. Below, is a list of metrics that should be captured as part of establishing Test Environment Management capability.

Note: These are not exhaustive, however capturing this information will set you on your way to implementing a successful TEM services organisation.

Test Environment Metrics:

Environment Coverage

  • % of Test Environment Systems (Instances) under management (within CMDB)
  • % of Test Environment Systems (Instances) with rich knowledge (IP) attached

Environment Usage

  • Historical Usage of Test Environment Systems (Instances)
  • Future (Planned) Usage of Test Environment Systems (Instances)

Environment Agility

  • Time to Set Up an E2E Environment
  • Time to Setup Systems (Instances)

Environment Availability

  • Availability of Environment
  • Availability of Systems (Instances)

Operational Metrics – Change

  • Number of System Changes
  • Outage caused by Change
  • % of Failed vs Successful Changes
  • % of Tasks Automated vs Manual

Operational Metrics – Release

  • Number of System Releases
  • Outage caused by Release
  • % of Failed vs Successful Releases
  • % of Tasks Automated vs Manual

Operational Metrics – Data Refresh

  • Number of System Data Refreshes
  • Time to do a Data Refresh
  • % of Failed vs Successful Data Refresh’s
  • % of Tasks Automated vs Manual

 

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