There have been a lot of changes in the last months. My work as an employed software developer kind of got to a new level because of the changes in my project. I’m learning a whole lot in this project and am looking forward to learn even more. My employer offers me great opportunities and my spare time projects and my mentoring also extend my horizon. The regular meeting of developers, which I’m organizing, is a fun, informative and empowering event. I’ve played with more technologies, architectures and systems than ever before. Since a couple of months I’ve had the urge to rewrite my mission statement to meet my new reality. Here it is.
I am an engineer. I apply analytic thinking to problems and find a pragmatic solution that isn’t a quick fix, but a lasting value.
I am part of a team. In my software development team, I communicate clearly and proactively. I thrive for consistency and integrity of the creations of my team.
I am a software craftsman. I am proud of my work and understand it as part of the creation of the community of software craftmanship, which I support.
I am and always will be a student. I will keep the beginners mind by playing and experimenting without the fear of failure. There will always be things I have to learn and I will make mistakes, which develop me.
I am an optimist and a realist. I always apply this mission statement in good faith and to achieve great results together with my team. In doing so, I am willing to learn and to teach. However, I acknowledge reality and respect mission statements of other people. Because I will not violate my mission statement, I will leave every situation where my core values are not shared.
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