I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software support team, etc. Since each of these development team is effectively a silo I want to begin holding a daily scrum for the testing team. This is mainly for two reasons:
- Communication - There is little cross-team interaction. Having communication within the test team will help us all to spot potential issues across the whole development department and communicate them to the team leaders
- Support - It can be lonely being the only tester on the team. I want each tester to know that they are part of a team of testers with all the support that entails.
With the above in mind, should I be looking to conduct my scrum with the testers differently from a normal scrum? In other words, should they be conveying anything more than the usual "yesterday, today, blocking" pieces of information?