One of my recent endeavours has been to create a "career model" for the testers within my organisation. I sat in my office at home and designed "the testing wheel". I wanted it to be simple, inclusive and offer questions but few answers.
Careers are long and winding. My own career has not been a linear progression, so building a linear model seemed wrong to me. But, this brought me into conflict with the ideas of others.
My experience report will show the highs and lows of this model after introducing it into the wild. People still tried to measure and rank with it, got mad people got when I refused to answer the questions it posed. Finally how it spread and entered battle with wider organisations career models.