Test environments are managed and controlled to allow for uninterrupted test execution.
This Goal looks to see that test environments (and the associated data) are supported appropriately so that test execution may proceed as planned without unforeseen stoppages due to issues with the environments.
SP 3.1 Perform systems management
It is not sufficient to ensure that test environments and test data are specified and provided in a robust way.
This Specific Goal is looking to have demonstrated that the project or organisation actively manages test environments and test data throughout the period they are required by the test function.
SP 3.2 Perform test data management
SP 3.3 Co-ordinate the availability and usage of the test environments
This includes a function that pro-actively and continuously plans and re-plans test environment and test data availability schedules based on the (often changing) needs of the project or organisation.
SP 3.4 Report and manage test environment incidents
It also looks to have demonstrated that test environment and test data specific faults are raised and managed in the same way as other defects.