Well, the company is 80% dedicated to mobile app development, so I work closely with the Android and iOS department. Firstly, I created an CD and CI structure (almost nobody used Jenkins before) so I started working with the devs to understand how to compile an application for Android and iOS and set the CD model using Jenkins.
Then I worked to be able to launch the android / iOS emulator and perform a simply monkey runner test and sonar to check the quality of the development, and then we start working on a Core project with Appium to start with the automation testing.
Also, we created a TestPlan for several projects (some selected project who will start working with the QA department) on TestRail and define the workflow to work with the QA department: how to report an issue, how to create a test plan, how to execute a test plan, how to export the result, how we work with a Release Candidate…
Right now we are collaborating on several project and starting to create automated test on two of them (we are only 3 people: two of them technical, one not technical; functional tester).
Also I did a meetup about QA on the company (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_l4_AZWnf0) and we are trying to learn as much as possible and get better working closed with the dev team.
Any other advice to continue? Anything you think we could do better? I’m open for suggestions