Add "Server registration tab" where you can setup fqdn of a given primary server as "Production", "Dev", etc.. any descriptive name. Use these names in the Right click option to send objects between servers.
Also, on the same tab.. setup an optional Sync Schedule.. that will auto wipe & migrate all objects between two servers.
Add a custom role based access for these new right click features.
The end result would be a way to auto setup a "Dev" sccm instance with all your "Production" settings.