You are the Lead of the Test team in your Department.  Your team is typically exposed to software for testing once it is developed, packaged and ready to be deployed on the web.  They ask that you test and approve it before it is deployed.  Your team usually finds errors with every feature on the site.  The department thinks your team does a great job finding defects.  They then fix the code, and in a few weeks you can test it again.  To accommodate this cycle of test and retesting, your team schedules three full cycles of testing for every project you receive to test. 

Your Department manager ask you to collaborate with him and the other team leaders to shorten the time it takes to design, develop, test and deploy software.  What will you suggest? 

Write down a few points you would like to bring up at the meeting.