Fwd: A proposal to combine quality and bugsquad teams

Stephen Michael Kellat skellat at fastmail.net
Wed Oct 23 18:49:20 UTC 2013


Stephen Michael Kellat

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> From: Nicholas Skaggs <nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com>
> Date: October 23, 2013, 2:36:46 PM EDT
> To: "ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-quality at lists.ubuntu.com>,  "ubuntu-bugsquad at lists.ubuntu.com" <ubuntu-bugsquad at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: A proposal to combine quality and bugsquad teams
> 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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