Bug priority is a way to categorize a bug. In some organizations, it measures the urgency of fixing the bug.

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How to tackle a huge bug backlog?

What is the best approach in dealing with a huge bug backlog? Currently we have a huge bug backlog and i was looking for an efficient way to deal/categorize/ how to manage the backlog?
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Why RPN (FMEA) is not applied when prioritizing defects? Or is it?

In SW quality control, the concepts of priority and severity are well known. Also most people intuitively know that priority is based on a risk that particular defect represents. And in general, the ...
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How should I approach bugs that I know will never be solved?

Occasionally I'll find a bug that is so minor, so miniscule, so unimportant that I know it will get buried under all the high priority bugs. The bugs I find in the application are things like "The Tab ...
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When is a bug a story and a story a bug

I'm currently debating what constitutes a bug and a story. If there is no evidence for expected behavior then, Are all perceived issues are bug? If a change is made in a story that wasn't detailed ...
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Should you close old bugs?

If you find more bugs than you fix, then what should you do with the ever expanding bug queue? The queue can grow for several reasons: The bug is deemed too low priority to be worth fixing The bug ...
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Should the highest bug priority be limited to bugs found on the production server

I have a disagreement with the dev team lead over whether a P0 bug has to be on the production server or not. We are using JIRA as bug tracking system, and I've found this bug on another team's ...
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Production bugs and on-call support

Are there any metrics to determine if a "software defect" that happens in a Production environment is really a bug/defect - and then it's worth engaging 2nd level or "on-call" support? In particular, ...
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Strategy to handle legacy bugs

There are a number of new developers and testers in our team. When the testers are testing the new features the developers built, they are finding a number of issues, which is not strictly in the ...
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What is the difference between bug severity and bug priority?

This is a basic question. Most projects mix both priority and severity into a single value. What reasons are there to separately assign severity and priority to a defect? What do testing methodologies ...