Defects reporting in Agile development 2.0

Users with a special, non-scrum role can report defects within the Agile Development application.

A scrum product owner reviews these defects and decides whether to create user stories for them. Scrum users with the proper roles can edit and manage the stories and their backlogs from the Stories related list in the Defects form. A user without scrum roles who reports a defect cannot see other Agile Development modules or the stories attached to the defect.

Required Role

The administrator must grant the feature_user role to all users who are expected to report defects in the Agile Development application. No other role adds the feature_user role and the role does not embed inherited roles. Users with the feature_user role can only access the Enhancements and Defects modules in the Agile Development application.

Report a defect

Report a defect to track issues in Agile Development. You can then create a story from the defect.

Before you begin

Role required: feature_user, scrum_story_creator, scrum_admin

The administrator must grant the feature_user role to all users who are expected to report defects in the Agile Development application.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Backlog > Defects.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Defect form fields
    Field Description
    Number A system generated number for the defect.
    Priority The priority assigned to the defect. A product owner can use priorities when creating stories.
    State Current state of the defect. The default is Draft.
    Assignment group The group to which the defect belongs.
    Assigned to The user assigned to the defect.
    Product The product with which this defect is associated. The field is required if the defect is part of product.
    Short Description A brief description of the defect.
    Description A detailed description of the defect.
  3. Click Submit.

Result

The defect record is created and the form reopens with Stories related list. However, the platform conceals stories in the related list from users without a scrum role.

What to do next

A scrum product owner can review the defect and decide whether to create user stories for it.