@undevelopedbruce: " First Q, I haven’t gone to a CxO position, but I was considering it for my next step. As part of that, I did a shout out on twitter and found some people in those types of roles so I could talk to them about it. I also reached out to the scrum master at my current workplace, and we have weekly calls where we talk about the state of the team, how the sprints are going and what we think improvements would be valuable. I also run the retros, which helps. If you can make a friend who is in the position you want to be in, and if they are willing to talk to you about the problems they face and how they’re solving them, then that’s a super cool boot in the door to perhaps being able to move in that direction yourself.But yeah, there are definitely career paths for testers going in any direction they like! The first step is almost always to find out more and talk to people in those roles, because they are the ones who will be able to give you the best advice for how to reach that position
And on the article, omg yes. I am currently writing a fantasy novel with the aspiration of getting published in the next idk 5 years or so. That doesn’t have to happen instead of my testing career. I love doing both, and I think it makes me a better person, and better at my job, to have multiple career goals in different areas."