Issue tracking for your workflow

As software developers our profession is automating systems. The moment I realized that my job itself was a system ripe for automation was transformative.

Unfortunately, I often notice parts of my workflow that need improvement when I’m on a tight deadline, or deep in code. So how do I keep these “bugs” from going unfixed?

I have found a solution that works well for me: I started an issue tracker for my workflow. I use the issue tracker on the GitHub repository for my dotfiles.


  • It’s easy to jot down problems knowing you can come back to them later
  • If you write down your solution when you close the issue, future Googlers will benefit from your effort.

Check out my workflow issues.