My tasks come from a variety of sources: 1) Tasks from emails 2) Meeting notes with details of people who participated 3) Project related tasks that can have a long format and can be tagged/ delegated 4) Scratchpad for unrefined ideas 5) Detailed documentation for completed technical tasks / ideas 6) FIFO list of high priority small daily tasks No one app has been able to map all the requirements above, and I have tried a lot of them! In my lifetime I’ve tried a dozen todo apps. In the beginning they all seem different, novel and special. Slick UI, shortcuts, tags, subtasks, the list goes on and on. But all our stories were the same: I start using the new app, then after awhile I stop using it. Up until the last week I thought the problem was in myself (you probably think so too). After all, David Allen seems to have figured this shit out. Also there are people leaving long 5 star reviews on every major todo list app, they discuss them on forums, recommend them to friends. But the
What does it mean to “shift testing left”? I used to think shifting left meant starting all these testing activities earlier in the process, but I realise it is more than that: it means doing different things . Shifting left on testing means thinking about architecture and design differently, considering different stakeholders early and continually. Which in turn means shifting left on security, accessibility, and all the other dimensions of quality that we should care about. So shifting left on testing motivates all kinds of assurance activities, which can stop us over-investing in a solution that was never going to work. It is like TDD on steroids. As an unintended consequence, we can remove much of the traditional work that testers would have to do downstream when they only have late sight of the product. Again, we aren’t doing that work earlier, we are setting ourselves up to never need it at all!