Values

A value does express something important in life. It is a principle that guides actions and decisions in life. When a value is called 'absolute', it should never be violated. A core value is a very important or central value.
A person can hold a value for his personal life. An organization can have values with the purpose to ensure proper [03:43 PM] Koen Schilders Function characteristicThe System Tester tests the complete system to detect as much as possible defects as early as possible.The system Tester sets-up and installs his own test systems and maintains the different test systems.The System Tester works in Agile teams according Agile principles.Key areas of responsibility• Define and set-up test systems for testing the System Under Test (SyUT)• Typically addressing tests of Q3 and Q4 in the Agile Testing Quadrants• Define test cases and write test script to test against the specifications• Determine which tests to execute when, e.g. automate or manual• Ensure smooth operation of testing like e.g. daily testing, exploratory testing and release testing• Reports test results • Submitting defects of failing test cases• Operates according Agile principles • Automate system testsMain experience required• Experience in writing black box and GUI test cases• Experience in using Gherkin scenario’s (Behaviour Driven Testing)• Experience in using happy flows, alternative flows and sad flows• Experience in Functional Testing but also None-Functional testing like e.g. “ility” Testing• Experience in automation in programming languages like C# Necessary know how / skills• University education in electronics, computer or software science at Bachelor level or higher.• System and Product knowledge from different stakeholder viewpoints (user, installer)• System knowledge from different disciplines perspective as hardware and software• Able to install and configure test systems• Able of automating using C#• Familiar with the Agile Testing Quadrants• Intelligent, abstract, analytical and creative thinker. .
All great leaders do have values and principles. The values can provide guidance to build excellent organizations and relationships. They guarantee trust.

Example

A leader in a company says that 'family' is one of his values. Let us test his value. Is family a value for him when he works 80 hours in a week and he has never time to talk with his children? How would the boss show that family is a value to him. He may reserve weekly two days in his agenda where he arrives home at 5 p.m. to spend time with his children. He may arrange a monthly outing with his wife. Of course he should care for a meaningful relationship with his family.

Test

Values are always tested. Do I uphold my value under pressure? Do I make exceptions? With frequent exceptions, my value becomes meaningless. I will not be trusted by people to whom I relate.

Demonstrated

Good leaders do communicate the team or organizational values to the members. It is not just making an announced like a commercial. Value's need to be explained. The intention should be clarified. That includes the consequences with violations. Usually upholding the values is considered normal and thus there are no bonuses to be earned.
Values must be taught to all involved persons. With some values, training and exercise may be relevant. All involved people should be able to use the values properly.
Stories and examples about usage of the values helpful and demonstrative.

Team Values

Especially leadership teams should carefully discuss a set of values they all agree about. A kind of guiding principles. We will work in those ways. We do such, because we want to understand one another. We want to trust each other. It is about relationship.

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