A proposal to combine quality and bugsquad teams

Alberto Salvia Novella es20490446e at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 08:36:56 UTC 2013

Yes, I agree with this proposal since it seems to simplify organization 
and to improve communication.

On the other hand, I would suggest to make further reference in the wiki 
to the One Hundred Papercuts project 
<https://launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts>, since this project is the 
ideal for newbies to involve with debugging.


El 23/10/13 20:36, Nicholas Skaggs escribió:
> Hello everyone! To the bugsquaders, my name might not be too familar 
> with you. I am the QA Community Coordinator on Jono's team. My goal 
> has been to help the quality community succeed and do great things 
> within ubuntu. It's been wonderful learning and growing together over 
> the last several cycles. However I've not interacted much with the 
> bugsquad during that time because of the seperation between the QA 
> team and the bugsquad.
> Historically the quality team and the bugsquad have been seperate. 
> Today I want to propose that we end that seperation. I would like to 
> adopt the bugsquad under the quality community team. I want to 
> encourage those of you who are in the bugsquad to consider some of the 
> new oppurtunities that are availible to the greater QA Team. And for 
> the QA team, I want to encourage us as a community to learn more about 
> bugs and take part in the tasks the bugsquad has traditional held. For 
> instance, triage activities and SRU's, bug hug days, etc.
> To help with this I've created a series of roles for the quality 
> community; https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Roles/. For the tester role, 
> I've incorporated bugsquad activities in addition to the traditional 
> activities a QA team member could partake in. I feel like the listed 
> 'tester' role could be assumed by anyone today in the bugsquad, but 
> please correct me if I am wrong. We can certainly define an additional 
> role if it makes sense.
> Traditionally we as a quality community host a series of workshops at 
> the beginning of the cycle to help newcomers learn skills to 
> contribute to quality. I trust those of you who are veteran members of 
> the bugsquad might be able to bring us as a community up to speed on 
> how to be good triagers, and reporters, etc as part of these workshops.
> I would like everyone's feedback before I think too long about the the 
> implementation details. Simply put, as a quality team we need to know 
> how to be good bug reporters. And as testers we have the skills needed 
> to triage and verify bugs and fixes. I think it makes sense to utilize 
> the skills both teams posess and combine them as part of the quality 
> community.
> What do you think?
> Nicholas

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