RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Manage Self Organizing Teams
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From: Lisa Crispin [mailto:lisa.crispin@...]
> --- In email@example.com, Steven Gordon<sagordon@a...> wrote:
> > - I do not like the idea of a separate QA team. I believe eachteam should be responsibility for the quality of their work. If a
teams lacks the experience to do their own QA, put a person with QA
experience on the team. Everyone will learn more and thereby become
> I strongly agree! Testing should be a collaboration of various teammembers - programmers, testers, business experts, and others as
appropriate. If the customer-facing testing is done separately,
that test time isn't represented in the team's velocity. In my
experience, this has a negative impact on your ability to deliver
working, tested code at the end of each sprint. I know some agile
teams make this approach work, but I think it generally leads to bad
things. Besides, it's not nearly as much fun for the testers, and
why shouldn't we get to play too?
In video game development we have to have a separate QA group and a QA programming team to support them. The QA process for VG development requires many professional testers that are not programmers. They are customers and we have a programmer QA team which prioritizes their requests and creates releases of the product that can pass various stages of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo requirements.
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- Mike said,
>3) nobody likes to be berated when asking a question, so answerI can still vividly remember a conversation I had in 1987 with my boss at
>questions politely, no matter how inane the question may be to you.
the time. It came to an end with the following statement from him, "Jesus!
I could have done it myself in time we've wasted talking about it".
You've got to figure, over the past 17 years I've worked with a lot of
jerks, and I can't remember many of them. That one, though, will probably
stick with me forever.
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