Does your Windows or other Operations team have QA
I know this may seem like a weird question but does your company have a QA team for teams that are traditionally in Operations? Such as:
The reason I ask is the Windows group is screaming for QA as they had a massive problem last summer--- rolling out new laptops to the sales force with the Vista image that did not work as they didn't test it. So now they constantly need QA and want to start up a QA group for all of IT Operations that includes the above groups. So the CIO asked me to be the manager of this group. It would be a promotion (salary) as I'm a Lead now.
The kicker is it will be a different type of QA. Of the above mentioned groups they do own some Applications so there will be some traditional Software testing but the rest will be based around testing networks, servers, security, image builds & ensuring the companies apps do not negatively interact with the image builds (they plan to go to windows 7 next year), etc.
I know they need the help and the CIO has asked me directly to help here and take the QA Manager position.
I know I should take it, right? But is this a step back? I mean, like I said, it's not traditional software testing/QA. What do you think?
I know it's my decision, I was just looking for some thoughts from other QA professionals regarding thoughts on what I'll be doing. I do like the fact that I will be a manager now and am good at processes.....just trying to get others opinions.
Re: Does your Windows or other Operations team have QA
I've seen it both ways. Usually the installation team doing the upgrade also does the testing. But where I used to work, SQA was requested to do the testing to insure all standard apps worked with the new version of OS. So, it's just like jellybeans. Or did someone already say that? I have got to retire soon, I'm losing it. [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]