I have been thinking more and more as to whether it’s a good idea to have the one off the Lead QA testers as the projects Scrum Master? Here’s my thinking, which may not be the same in every company/workplace but I am sure out there somewhere in the ether there is a similar example.
Basically, our SM is a current dev team, who has his tie split 70-DEV/30-SM. However, in practice this is not the case. They see to hide under the SM role and the DEV side suffers. I have seen this on multiple teams within our organisation.
I have a thought, that as the Lead QA, they are already in a position to know what the project should be producing for the given sprint, its acceptance criteria has clearly been defined between the Product owner and the QA team, so test cases can be created and ready for the end of each sprint.
I feel as if are losing a developer/s, while also duplicating the work/interaction with the product owners.