Everyone feels it is necessary for testers and developers to collaborate,
But then why don’t we see them do it most of the time?
Off course there is no one answer to this.
Over the years I’ve seen many reasons, and will keep discovering new ones.
The one that I hate the most – middle management is not ready to loose control.
Sometimes management at both sides wants to ‘horde’ power and deliberately create these barriers.
“Your tester should not talk to my developer, there taking too much time”
“Developers should do their unit test and not ask testers to do that for them”
The root cause at most of these, afraid to loose control and give freedom to the team to act for themselves.
I can tell you from experience, loosing control is sometimes scary, but you need to have faith and build mutual trust.
With these silos the product suffers, and the workplace becomes an unpleasant place for no reason.
So build trust and have faith. You tried to hire great people, now give them the liberty and freedom to shine.
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