Here is a list of challenges you might face while making the switch to managing distributed testing teams.
Balancing The Workloads Of Team Members
A major challenge while managing distributed testing teams is distributing tasks to team members. One team member might be swamped with work, while another has a lot of free time in their bandwidth. It’s better to keep track of all the tasks performed by team members. So that the workload might be balanced while ensuring better efficiency and low burnout.
Continuous Collaboration Between Team Members
While performing testing it is of paramount importance to know what features the team is performing tests on, so that there is no overlap between the work. But with distributed teams, this challenge increases, due to lack of constant communication between team members and team leads. Collaboration should not just be within the testing teams, but also with the developer team as well.
Supervising The Progress Of Your Testing Strategy
With distributed testing teams, it becomes a big challenge to make sure that the entire team is on the same page and working towards the same goal. This is why it becomes vital to ensure that your test strategy is being carried out as you had envisioned.
Quieter Members Tend To Hideaway
Not every team member is vocal in team meetings, some tend to keep a low profile, letting the more vocal team members take the lead. But it is important that they contribute as well, this can be done by directing specific questions at them during the sessions to keep them involved.
Handling Different Time Zones
A lot of testing teams have to collaborate with stakeholders present in different time zones. So we need to make sure that the team manages their time accordingly and communicate the same to the team in order to avoid any confusion.