I am a developer by trait so I don't have a lot PM exposure. Due to circumstances I need to manage a small team which includes 4 developers and 2 QAs.
We are currently following loosely the "Agile Scrum" methodology with a 2 weeks sprint. By researching around, I see a scrum sprint includes planning, developing, QA testing and release but I am facing some difficulties with my QA resources planning in this model.
- What would our QA team member do during the development time of the sprint or in another word at the beginning of the sprint? The time when the feature is not available yet for the QA team to test?
- How do you handle a case where a user story of a sprint requires a large amount of regression tests by QA and they may not be able to complete them in one sprint? Even though the development time of that user story required is very little effort?