Episode 62 - Team Structure Aug. 21, 2011

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In this week's episode of Coding QA, Mark and Jim discuss the team's recent re-org from an organizational model to a functional model, the changes they think this will bring, and the pros and cons of the switch.  placeholder; Listen in as they discuss:  placeholder; * What's the difference between an organizational model and a functional model? * Will it be easier to shift test resources where they're needed, and will this cause a loss of test experts for certain feature areas? * Will we lose the feeling of belonging to one team? * Will having multiple test teams report ...



In this week's episode of Coding QA, Mark and Jim discuss the team's recent re-org from an organizational model to a functional model, the changes they think this will bring, and the pros and cons of the switch.

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Listen in as they discuss:

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  • What's the difference between an organizational model and a functional model?
  • Will it be easier to shift test resources where they're needed, and will this cause a loss of test experts for certain feature areas?
  • Will we lose the feeling of belonging to one team?
  • Will having multiple test teams report up the same test management chain increase test productivity?
  • Will work which blurs the discipline lines become harder to justify?
  • Does the long term career path for a tester become clearer?
  • What do Mark and Jim actually think about the change?