Roles organize the responsibility for performing tasks and developing work products into logical groups. Each role can
be assigned to one or more people, and each person can fill one or more roles. When staffing the Test Designer role, you need to consider both the skills required for
the role and the different approaches you can take to assigning staff to the role.
In some development cultures this role is called the Test Architect, Test Automation Architect or Test
We recommend reading Kaner, Bach & Pettichord's Lessons Learned in Software Testing [KAN01], which contains an excellent collection of important
concerns for test teams. Of special interest to the Test Designer role are the chapters on Testing techniques,
Test automation and Test planning and strategy.