Love for Testing
From Lisa Crispin, Agile Testing Quadrants:
And Gojko Adzic's adaptation of that:
Any activity that yields empirical evidence about the extent to which our intentions, our implementation, and the actual business needs are aligned.
I've had the good fortune in my career to work with some outstanding Test/QA engineers--people who understand the state of the art in software testing and quality assurance. They take pride in their skills and expertise, and work to understand the latest tools and techniques for contributing to high quality in team outcomes. They collaborate with Product Owners, business stakeholders, end users, and software developers to develop a whole system definition of quality. They apply a range of skills and the appropriate tools to build in quality to the process of software delivery. I anticipate an opportunity as a Product Owner to engage with a test professional as a member of the Product Team demonstrating the capacity for innovation, technical and business expertise, and commitment to quality that raises the entire team's ability to deliver value.