Some days ago I was being asked by a colleague of mine what level I have in .NET technologies. It blocked me, but after a few moments of hesitation I said I consider myself a junior with experience and that she should ask around to see what level I have.
I am a programer and I like it. I try to make a sense of what real testing (Rapid Software Testing, a Context-Driven Metodology) is and I like it. I am also involved in management.
I think there is a strong need of also generalists not only specialists. Generalists should be able to handle different types of knowledge bases. So there is a part of me who wants to be a generalist.
Professionally I am influenced by some brilliant people and is fair to say their names. In a way is a kind of saying thank you for their work, so without a particular order: Robert C. Martin, Dave Snowden, Jerry Weinberg, James Bach, Michael Bolton, Michael Feathers, Alistair Cockburn, Jim Highsmith, Mary and Tom Poppendieck, Zig Ziglar, James Coplien. Although I listed these names, is important to say that any mistakes I do are my mistakes and is possible that they will disagree with what I say.
Marius Frâncu ( firstname.lastname@example.org)