Bug severity is a way to categorize a bug. In some organizations, it measures the degree to which a bug damages a system.

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how to calculate the percentage for different bug severity rating for black-box testing

I am performing Black-Box testing and I know for certain that different severity has a different rating. So what I'm asking here is that how do I calculate the percentage of the bugs found for that ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What is common practice for labels of the bug severity? [closed]

What is the most common labels for the bug severity: High-Med-Low-etc., A-B-C-etc., 1-2-3-etc. or different? Where they origin? What is the best practice to use?