This is what I was reduced to yesterday:
I was in meetings all day and did not want to distract myself with running my tablet so I did the next best thing and made a hipster PDA out of some cover pages I dug out of the printer recycle bin, rebranded it and put it to use. Everyone got a laugh.
The meetings I was in covered our "post mortem" analysis of how well we think we did with delivering OneNote 2010. No big surprises and everyone was more or less ready to analyze what we did and how we can continually improve in the future. It just so happened I had two such meetings yesterday which took all day to get through. Overall, though, it was time well spent.
Holding a post mortem does not mean we are "done" in any sense of the word, though.
Here's a partial list of work items that are being completed by the test team:
And we also have all of our ongoing tasks still chugging along - test the application, filing bug reports, assist others, etc… These are the tasks that define the bulk of our job.
So even though the DVDs with Office 2010 are being shipped to the stores, early adopters already have OneNote from MSDN subscriptions and the general release is approaching, I kept wondering why I felt really busy. After reading this list of items here, I think I know why (cue the world's smallest violin to play for me being busy at work)…
Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome, John