I’m hopeful that someone here can provide some guidance and act as a guiding star. I joined this company less than a year ago, which, despite being in the market for over 21 years, is not a startup but rather a jobseeker page. My role as QA Director involves creating a QA team and a strategy, as they have been operating without one for over 5 years and have recently recognized the need for a dedicated QA team.
Now, the strategy isn’t the issue. In fact, it has been yielding positive results, evident in the smooth releases with minimal post-deployment issues. However, my concern lies in the need to quantify and showcase these improvements with data. The company doesn’t follow a traditional Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and one of the changes I proposed was adopting iterations. Given that we deploy updates frequently, I find it challenging to present the data generated during validations without inundating the entire company with numerous emails detailing our pass rates, number of bugs found, bugs fixed in production, and so on.
This is currently my primary concern. For instance, my regression set is still in the process of being scripted for automation. At this point, I only have the smoke tests automated.
I’m hoping that someone in the community can shed light on or suggest a path forward for addressing these challenges.
Thank you, Community.