A big chunk of the software tester’s time at work is often spent on coordinating with product owners and programmers. She verifies the completeness of the feature requirements before they go in development. She asks the programmer’s opinion on the tasks at hand. She delivers news of project status, of blockers that need resolution, of changes to processes, of successes and failures. She bridges the (ideally) mutually symbiotic relationship between the two and helps them reach the optimum performance possible for the group at any given time. She sees what the team could be and directs them towards that vision: prioritized, challenging goals being achieved in a healthy work environment, every time. She leads.