“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs
When a tester tests an application and finds a scenario that is not working as intended per the given requirements, then the tester will create a bug report.
What is a Bug Report?
A Bug Report is documentation of the occurrence, nature, and status of a defect. This report is necessary to communicate with the developer and project stakeholders about the issue and the impact of that.
How to Write a Good Bug Report?
Writing a good bug report is crucial since it helps the developer to understand and replicate the issue and fix it faster. A good bug report improves project collaboration. Here, we are going to see the essential components of a Good Bug Report:
- Bug ID
- Project Name
- Reported in Sprint Version
- Bug Summary
- Steps to Reproduce
- Actual result
- Expected Result
- Reported By
- Assigned to
- Fixed in Sprint Version
The bug summary should be detailed and understandable.
Now, we are going to see a sample bug report. The bug reproduces when the payment with American Express card, which has a four digit CVV, fails.
Tips to Prepare a Good Bug Report
The picture below shows tips to prepare a Good Bug Report.
I hope this blog helps to explain more about writing a Good Bug Report. Apart from this, you can leverage a test management tool to make you smarter and get things done sooner, in a systematic way.
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