I work for a small company that has had a product development department for quite a while. What we haven't had, however, is a QA/testing group.
We are looking to add a testing group, but are struggling to determine where best to put them in the organizational structure of the company. Specifically, we are going to hire a "lead tester" position. Should they be put in as part of the product development department, or should they be a new department? Should they be somewhere else?
Our company is roughly structured as follows:
- Director Product Development
- Director Customer Care
- VP Operations
- Network engineers
- Sales/sales engineers