We had a good session on testing with some great contributions. The big take outs were:
1) How much testing to automate and how much overhead to maintain.
a) the automaton strategy needs to be defined up front and managed across the team. This is not necessarily the QA manager.
2) Metrics to capture
a) keep them simple and few
b) refer to them and check the trends to make sure you are going on the right direction
3) Important to keep testing within the sprint and avoid the temptation to have testing sprints as this results in finding bugs later.
4) The trend seems to be towards QA manager roles rather than more traditional Test Manger roles with a focus on coaching and mentoring rather than organising all test activities.