I am working as a SCRUM MASTER in a TEAM of 10 people (6 DEV, 1 Designer & 3 QA). My organization has just started working in SCRUM methodology and we are having a problem in resource management - Current Scenario - Our Sprint 1 is near to completion (last week of Sprint is going) now at this point we see that Developers have no task, as the PBIs completed from their end, All the Major BUGs resolved and verified. Now only Testing team is working in Sprint as they have to complete some of the Stability testings and running failed test cases again. So, developers are free and there are no tasks for them. How to handle this case? Possible solutions that come in mind (and I am not satisfied with any of these) are:
Start new Sprint, as DEV can start working of new PBIs (BUT: Then QA will have the pressure of both Current and upcoming sprint at the same time)
Ask DEV to read PBIs and thinking about Ideas of next implementation at least (BUT: I don't want a team to discuss Ideas separately, as Sprint planning is a soul of SCRUM where QA and DEV together sit and discuss the IDEAS)
Ask DEV to do some research and all in order to enrich their knowledge and strength for a better team. (BUT: My Boss does not agree to pay 6 Developer to do unwanted research for 5 Days)
Please provide some IDEAs or if you have any real experience kindly share the same.