A hot topic in software development circles at the moment is the interaction and demarcation between “developers” and “testers”. Development uses an agile approach but it’s sometimes hard to see how this sits with the testing folks, particularly as most stories seem to move snappily through development then pile up in testing. Sometimes it seems as if a team needs more testers. Sometimes it seems as if a team should reduce or dispense with testers altogether. Sometimes it seems as if roles and responsibilities should change completely.
I wish I knew an answer to this, but at least it is encouraging that others are also considering and writing about these issues.