[Development] [QA] Suggestion -- Setting Up the Priority in JIRA

Jocelyn Turcotte jocelyn.turcotte at digia.com
Wed Mar 20 12:53:08 CET 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:05:31PM +0100, Mitch Curtis wrote:
> The idea of allowing everyone to set priorities for bugs originally 
> sounded risky to me, but the more I think about and discuss the 
> alternatives, the better it sounds. I'm going to propose something:

I see your proposition, but I would like if you would explain what it would improve, the motivation behind it.

For me the priority is only valuable if all bugs are triaged according to the same scale.
For emotional reason, no user is going to bother filling a bug report and set it to "low" priority. Since a big share of bug reports are reported by user, that means that part of the bug will be reported with a scale of P1-to-P5 as reference, while the rest will use a compressed P1-to-P3 scale.
I like the idea that a group of tightly connected people do the triaging for that reason.

> Everyone with a Qt Project Jira account can set the priority for a 
> *bug*; suggestions should probably not have a priority field at all. The 
> importance of a suggestion can be determined by the amount of 
> voters/watchers.

Votes are a user pulse tool, priority is a project management tool.
For example, if for one suggestion a paying voter is giving the assignee 10x more $$$ than all the rest of the voters on a different suggestion, the assignee will probably want to track the high-revenue suggestion as more important. So I think that importance is also relevant for suggestions.

I'm saying all this without knowing what you would like to improve, so this might be slightly irrelevant.


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