Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and business user testing. The lack of quality assurance is showing badly on those teams, which have acquired mounds of technical debt. Yes, there are other problems as well, but the lack of QA is one of the clearest and most actionable issues.
A new CIO is trying to build an appropriately sized formal testing team with strong, healthy test processes and good automation skills (since we need to be able to test for multiple products efficiently). There's a good chance that I will end up with responsibility for doing much of the actual work of designing and implementing the specifics of the general ideas that we come up with together, so I want to make sure we come up with good ideas. I feel like I could do a better job if I do some reading beforehand on test management, hiring, processes, and integrating a new QA team in with a pre-existing development team, especially in Agile environments.
What books, blogs, articles, or other resources on these topics have you seen?
ETA: Siva pointed out that this could be best viewed in terms of a roadmap. So add in "developing a test team roadmap proposal".