Hi All - hoping to get some guidance from all of you experts out there :) I've got a couple of questions related to defect tracking in JIRA. We are looking to create a new "story defect" subtask in our instance for teams to track defects found during story testing. However, there are a couple of scenarios I'm unsure how to handle...
Your input is greatly appreciated.
Hi Alison - Welcome to the Community!
1. For our process, any Defect that is not going to be immediately fixed is converted to a Bug issue type. (Which is not a Sub-task type for us, by the way).
Our definition - Defect - identified during QA Testing and must be fixed now and code cannot be deployed until the Defect is fixed. Bug - something doesn't work correctly, but we acknowledge that and will release the code anyway. We will fix it when we have time. Same goes with items found in Production - we consider all of them to be Bugs.
2. We would still classify those as Bugs since the don't directly relate to current code/stories being deployed. But we could Expedite the priority if needed to get it out the door with the rest of the code.
I hope that helps!
What about the second part of my question? If a team does some release/iteration testing on top of the sprint testing, is there a best practice for tracking defects found at that point? The individual stories would have been closed out at that point during the individual sprints so putting them as a story subtask under the original story would not be an option unless you reopen the associated story (assuming QA would even be able to map it back). Do you recommend release/iteration testing stories to nest those defects under?
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