The Test Management practice provides a good starting point for practitioners relatively new to test management, but it also offers a structured reference model for more seasoned professionals.
For any sizable software engineering effort, test management is an important concern. As any management process does, test management deals with different aspects of organization, planning, team preparation, monitoring, and reporting the test process to be followed. The target audience for this practice is the more mature test organization that needs to independently plan and track the test effort, but still interface and collaborate with the rest of the overall development team.
Very few people will argue against test management, because the need of organizing and controlling the testing effort is evident. The more important questions are how and how much extra effort will be required?
It is important to consider the tools that assist in planning, designing, implementing, executing, evaluating, and managing test tasks or work products and how well they align with your current practices. The Test Management practice is tool-enabled, as the tasks and artifacts can easily be realized by specific tools in this domain.