Can QAers be on a Scrum Team? #AskArtisan
When you set up a Scrum team, what do you do with your QAers?
If your Scrum team builds the product and THEN your QAers test it, that’s NOT Agile, and it’s NOT a good use of Scrum, either. Remember, the idea in any given Sprint should be to solve any given backlog item to the point that it is ready to be delivered to a customer by the end of the Sprint.
If the Sprint includes every part of the development process, then all of the skills needed to go from concept to customer should be part of your Scrum team. So, should QAers be on the Scrum team? ABSOLUTELY!
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Jim is an accomplished author and former manager at Siemens Medical Solutions. Jim's career highlights include managing various development teams ranging in size from 5 to 155 developers, instituting iterative project management processes, and improving product quality, development performance, and customer satisfaction. He's been coached by many thought leaders in the Agile space, including Bob Martin, Jim Grenning, Mike Cohn, Ken Schwaber, and Esther Derby. He started Artisan Agility in 2009, and is the author of "Enterprise Scale Agile Software Development" (published in 2009), and "The ScrumMaster Study Guide" (published in 2011).
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