Quick question. I've recently been asked "why the Software Test Dept has to be under the IT dept". I've been in IT/QA for over 10 years and have had a wide exposure to many different companies and have never seen this. Nor does a search reveal anything. However, we have an executive here that swears he has.
To me... It would be like removing Payables from Accounting, but was wondering if anyone has seen an organization setup like this?
Are you considering IT = Development in your case?
In my company, and most that I know of, IT = Information Tech, or the guys that control the network etc... Although I do know of 1 company locally that calls teh development department IT.
Generally Dev and QA are in the same structure, but I have seen cases where Dev and QA were separated on purpose so that a single manager would not be in control of the software and the quality and be able to release without a check and balance type of scenario, but that seems to be rare.
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Nope. IT as a department or organization not only development. Yes normally QA/Software testing is not directly under the development manager for obvious reasons. But it is under IT as a sub group much like Development, Infrastructure, Help Desk, etc. But they do fall under the CIO.
Just wondering if anyone has seen QA/Software Testing completely outside of IT, like in another group such as operations, etc And only talking QA as in Software testing.