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 Defect is found then STATUS = New
Now the defect will be evaluated by dev team manager:
i.If the defect is not valid then STATUS = Rejected
ii.If defect is out of scope then STATUS = Differed
iii. If defect is a duplicate then STATUS = Duplicate
If the defect is valid, in scope and is not a duplicate then STATUS = In-Progress.
- Once the defect is fixed by Developer then STATUS = Fixed.
Now the defect will be re-tested by tester:
i. Defect is Fixed then STATUS = Closed.
ii. Defect is still not closed then STATUS =Re-Open.
So where do you think I have misunderstood the defect life cycle? Feel free to correct me.