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Getting Defect Priority Right

I’m working on a project that is in the testing phase right now, so defects are on my mind.  As product managers, we often have the job of prioritizing defects.  Unfortunately, I often run into people who aren’t aware that there is a difference between defect priority and defect severity.  …

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Managing Data Defects in the Software Development Process

For the purpose of this discussion, let me define data defects in a software development process as defects caused when improper data setup manifests itself as “application errors.” I ran into this situation recently when I was asked to define requirements to fix a couple of defects that had been …

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Everybody’s Favorite Topic, Software Requirements

Don’t blame me if the title of this seems a bit sarcastic; it’s the opening line Karl Weigers gives for his webinar, Software Requirements: 10 Traps to Avoid. Personally, I enjoyed the webinar. I thought his introduction, covering the hierarchy of software requriements (scope–use cases–functional requirements) was a good introduction …

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