I am QA manager with 5 reports. Our team also has a dev manager who is equally involved in the Scrum team. My concern has been slowly rising with the way she directly asks my reports about how they would feel changing their responsibilities within the team. For example right now, 2 QAs are in charge of issue verifications as well as automation, she mails them asking them directly how they would feel if 1 of them does only issue verification and the other does automation(loops me in the mail). While there is nothing wrong with the idea itself, buit the situation is that I have already told him that we, the QA team are already discussing how we can move things around assignment wise, I would really expect her to let that be on my plate for dealing with until I update her with what our decision as the QA team was. Instead of her directly taking charge and asking this question to concerned QAs.
How can I:
- Assertively communicate to him that QA resource allocations is on me and QA team as a whole?
- Clearly define what the boundaries are for my role and his - which seems to be blurry for him?