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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject RE: Jira Guidelines - Choosing the right issue type
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 22:36:44 GMT
> What do you think of having simple guidelines for usage of Jira, so we
> are consistent in the way we do things. Let's start with issue type.


> - New Feature
> Used for functional requirements (AKA user stories or features)

> - Improvement
> A functional improvement to an existing feature. The difference with a
> New Feature is that the improvement alone is not a feature.
> Useful when a feature is too big and you wish to break it down. Strip
> down the original feature and add improvements to get the full feature.

> - Task
> Anything that needs to be done, but which does not add functional value
> to the system. It could be a refactoring, reworking the build,
> installing a tool, reorganizing svn, ...

> - Bug
> Well, for bugs

> In addition, we have the following in the Apache Jira installation:
> - Wish
> A feature wish, which will eventually be promoted to feature, or
> discarded. A wish cannot be scheduled until it is promoted.

> How does that sound?

You the man - by the way I really did set the JIRA to the home page that my
browser goes to :-).


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