This is a very specific question: I am QA Lead with reports who are senior QA engineers. Half of my team is new. I have more experience in terms of some of the SDLC processes followed in our company than the other QA team members. And I have also brought in a few process streamlining in our team and continuously doing so.
There have been situations where the Devs and the QAs ask questions about this same process. And I always jump in to clarify when this happens. Since I have been there, done that. However, in most of these instances, the Dev lead says something to this effect after my response: "We will discuss this with the QA engineer and the PM" OR "I will ask release". Though I don't mind this, since I am definitely not the 'know-it-all' person, her responses are generally for those things that I have already done myself, asked and know the answer of. It is as if she doesn't trust me. And always, the answer she gets from the 3rd party is exactly what I had suggested or replied.
But when she does this, she forgets that overriding the info I give, or suggest and not acknowledging it undermines my value in the team, and especially so in the eyes of my reports. Not that they don't already know that I was right, but the fact that the Dev lead thinks I am not reliable.
I want to approach her with this face to face to understand why she does this and make her understand its effects but I want to know how to approach it. Any advice?