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When is a defect a duplicate?

We have a minor debate going on in our QA team, and I'm curious what others think. Two test cases fail with similar behavior, but different execution paths. Two defects are opened. Development team ...
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What are useful integrations between TCM, Defect Tracker, Source Control and Project Management software?

My company is looking for a new defect tracking tool. One of the issues I have with the old tool and with the current direction things are going in the search for a new tool is that we have ...
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Recommend issue tracker to be used with Basecamp

Background In my company we started to use Basecamp for managing the project (mainly assigning work to developers). But unfortunately Basecamp on it's own doesn't have sufficient tools to track the ...
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Where are defects stored in the HP ALM Database?

Starting to look into writing my own reports by extracting ALM data into excel. After looking through the HP documentation on the ALM Database I can't find any table that shows where they are storing ...
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When can we say a defect is “Open”?

Currently I have been assigned to a new project and I saw few defects with status "Open" in the defect tracker (which is an Excel sheet). Below is my understanding of Defect Life sheet. When a new ...
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Is there a way to copy a bug submitted in one mantis bug tracker instance to another?

Our problem is development has multiple mantis bug tracking databases that contain multiple projects for multiple products. From a QA perspective we would like to submit a bug only once in our version ...
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How to report test progress when you have blocking issues?

I have a data migration project going on. There's a semantic mapping tool in the middle to translate between two DBs. I'm testing that. However, some issues that I find are fairly...blocking. E.g, ...
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As a black box tester should I be asked to identify when defects were introduced and by who?

At first thought I think I am being asked the impossible but as a black box tester I can quite easily see from a defect tracker who is responsible for the introduction of defects when retesting, ...
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Issue tracker that supports geo location

Is there a free issue tracker software that permits to attach a location to an issue (preferably by marking the location on a map), permits to filter issues by location (preferably by displaying all ...
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Analysis of test steps in HP ALM

Using HP Application Lifecycle Management v11 to track testing, defects, etc. Within this web app they have analysis features that let you create graphs/reports for defects/tests/test instances. Does ...
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Best practice when migrating bug trackers

I am working on migrating from a 14 year old in-house bug tracker to MantisBT. I see the new bug tracker as a way to get more organized about our dev, QA, and project management processes. Ideally, I ...