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How to spread workload for a specific skill over multiple sprints?

Context:

  • 1 scrum team
  • 3 stages:
    • Analysis
    • Development (skills: JS, functional testing)
    • Testing
  • 1 project with 45 MD JS and 7,5 MD functional testing (in development stage)

Problem:

When calculating the planning, the workload for functional testing is fully planned in the 1st sprint while the development workload is spread over multiple sprints.

Preferred scenario:

I would like the functional testing to be spread over every sprint where development is planned. I doesn't make sense that the testing is fully done in the first sprint.

A possible option could be the reduce this functional tester's capacity in the team, forcing Portfolio to spread the workload over a longer period of time. However, if I do that, I don't get a realistic situation because in reality this functional tester would be idle.

 

I'm just starting with Portfolio and I'm trying to implement it for a much bigger team and more complex situation. But making small steps..

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