Test environment management has recently gained significant focus as a separate line of service. Financial services organizations understand the need for stable, production-like environments for testing teams to achieve the system quality required by the business. But many current test environments are at risk due to common organizational practices. For example, in many firms development and testing teams share environments that are managed by developers, not testers. As a result, work effort is wasted handling environment-related issues. Sometimes test scenarios are deferred to user acceptance testing or near-production environments because the QA environments are not available, leading to uncontrolled tests.

Many financial services organizations recognize that improving the test environment management process is essential to ensure high quality, repeatable testing and increase the productivity of testing teams. But many firms are unsure of the required steps to make successful improvements. Capgemini’s test environment management professionals can help plan the path forward for your test organization.