So my company wants to create a model where the QE team is viewed as an external entity, almost similar to an outsource model but it is still all in the company.
The idea here is that they do not want to scrum team to have a dedicated QE person(s) and keep communication limited between the devs and the qe folks, so that the ones testing are not influenced by the developers. They would be expected to only use product specs to validate the product and the expectation would be that there are very few, if any defects found.
In some ways, I understand the thought here and at a high level I can see the appeal of it.
However I do not feel this is a good way to scale and get coverage. I feel a more integrated model is what teams need and that QE folks would not be easily influenced on how or what to test as this is their speciality. I very much prefer a collaborative model and I feel over time builds a much more solid product.
So I am looking for anyone that has any experience in this and your thoughts on it all. I just want to gain some more outside perspective.