How To Choose The Right Bug Tracking Tools?

Aug. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- In the world of web applications each one is tested in different ways, yet they share a common trait- the bugs are required to identify, reported, assigned and resolved as quickly as possible. With the help of right bug tracking tools the testing procedure would not only be effective, but also ensure that application is flawless. With so many vendors offering such tools it might be difficult to choose the right tool from the crowd. But if you have certain factors in your mind then the tool selection procedure would be precise and sharp.

While choosing Bug Tracking Tools the first important thing to consider is the flexibility. The term flexibility here can be explained further when the selected tool has the capability to track additional items other than regular items. This is because bug-testing is not limited to just detecting bugs that can be easily predicted but other unpredictable bug also effectively for the sake of quality of web application.

Make sure that the selected tool not only supports all the functionality supported expected from any other tool, but also provides traceability of bug reports to test cases, use cases as well as requirements. When this traceability, enabled by the complete integration by the vendor, makes issue management superior compared to other Bug Tracking Tools.

Some of the other capabilities that must be in the selected tool includes the ability to create standalone reports that might not be linked to any test cases scenarios, use cases or requirements, the capability to optionally link an issue report to any requirement, a use case, a scenario or attest case, the capability to manage the issue reports throughout their lifecycle as they are handled by the development team as well as the test team and the capability to maintain dependency between reports and test cases.

Moreover, it would be great for the organization if the selected Bug Tracking Tools provides updated detailed status of issue reports and progress on handling them. Support for agile projects if provided by the selected tools would be great because many organizations are now adopting agile development environment. So, for the Agile projects the tools must have enhanced burn down chart for issue reports to provide detailed information regarding creating and fixing issue reports over the course of sprint or release.

Lastly, it is advisable to select bug tracking tools that lets developers to provide impact analysis information for each fix for the test team for effective regression testing use.

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