Shift-left is more than just a phrase

You hear people talking about shifting left all the time these days. But what do they really mean, and should anyone care? Will it save time, money, effort?

Graph showing relative cost to fix defects based on what part of the development cycle they were found

This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart and anyone who knows me has heard me talk about it. To some degree this is because so many people get this wrong. This term is used as casually as “exponentially xxx” with just as little accuracy.

I’ve written a blog that gives background on what is shift-left? (shifting-left? left-shifting? shift-lefting?) is and I think it’s a helpful way to get started. Check it out and let me know what you think. If you’d like me to expand on it let me know.

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