Two of my software tester teammates (they’re also scrum masters) recently moved on to (hopefully) better offices, in search of new challenges and interesting adventures, and ultimately trying to build better lives for themselves and their families. Nothing more can be said about their decision to leave the group except that they’re heavily thinking about their future, which is great, which has always been a basic and necessary motivation in becoming an employee. In that regard, as a software tester and as their good friend, I am glad that they’ve been running scenarios in their head and practicing their decision-making skills. They’ve chosen a path to follow, they’ve understood the conditions and the consequences, and they’ve started testing that road.
As for me, the most important thing is that I was able to share my stories and my beliefs to them while they were under my wing, to build a thread of connection as software testers working towards common goals, a creative something that I’d like to think they will pass on to all the people they’ll be helping while being under new teams. For that alone, I am ecstatically happy that I have been given the opportunity to work closely with them these past few years, and elatedly proud of everything that we’ve done together.