For quite some time now I have struggled with making note taking a natural part of my personal progress while testing. And well, I can say that it has really made impact on many other aspects of my work in other situations as well. I am actually quite proud to say that it has made great impact on how I perform in general, and how easy it is to make follow ups when done with anything. Now I would like to take this some steps further to explore how my notes can give more value to the whole team in a project setting, both mine and the teams’ collective notes.
I have a long list of topics for blog posts I want to write. However there never seems to be enough time. Also, I have realized that having halfway written posts and not finishing them because of my quality mind is stopping me.
I found a really nice blog where I somehow see the whole picture as the same, and I will get back to tester troubles later. One of the posts go right to the spot on what I believe in this case. Having a person with the skillset of a tester as Scrum Master, couldnt that be a good idea?
I want to be clear that I see the scrum master role as a full time job in most cases, so the person should not be appointed any “testing tasks” in the project.
Why tester as Scrum master?
Well, test driving your sprints would result in having quality in mind from the start when composing user stories together with PO or customer. This would create better testability and better overview understanding of the system.
I see both testers and Scrum Masters as information hubs in a way that no developer would think. They need to be able to communicate in all directions, project management, management, developers, customers etc. Through the diplomacy you need as a tester, usually there is a grown confidence speaking any cultures languages and adapt to the situation which is discussed.
I know that I have many other ideas around this subject, but hey, lets see if anyone has a comment on this so far.