Designing and managing defect workflows in Jira

Defect workflow can be customized to have its own set of statuses that a defect issue type can undergo. Organizations can have their own set of workflows. Let's look at some of the recommended statuses that a defect should go through. This is also referred to as a defect life cycle:

  • DRAFT: A defect can be set on DRAFT when the tester still needs to provide more details in relation to it
  • NEW/OPEN: This status can be set for the defect when all the details are added and it is ready to be assigned to a developer
  • ASSIGNED: Once the project team identifies a developer who will be working on the logged defect, the status of the defect can be set to ASSIGNED and should be assigned to the developer ...

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