Bug tracking is an important feature for project management, and Orangescrum makes it easy to add it to your workflow.
If your projects are focused on software development, you know how important it is to track discovered bugs. You can choose to use another tool for software issue tracking and management, or you can take advantage of a project management tool that includes bug tracking.
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Orangescrum is one such tool that includes bug tracking. The Orangescrum bug tracker allows team members and stakeholders to submit bugs containing information such as:
- Associated project and task
- type of problem
- Reported by
- Bug detection phase
- Bug category
- Customer reported
- Origin of the bug
- Bug Owner
- Due date
Submitting a bug also allows you to write a description and add attachments. Before showing you how to submit a bug for a project, there are some customizations we need to take care of first.
What you will need to use the bug tracking feature in Orangescrum
To use the bug tracking feature in Orangescrum, you will need a valid account on the cloud version of the platform, as the feature is not available on the self-hosted option. However, bug tracking is available on the free plan, so you can always test it out before upgrading to a paid plan.
That’s all you need: let’s track some bugs.
How to configure the bug tracking feature
Before submitting this first bug, you will need to take care of a little configuration. In particular, you may need to add new problem types and categories to the mix.
To do this, log in to your Orangescrum account as a user with administrator privileges and click on the profile icon in the upper right corner. In the resulting menu, click Company Settings | Bug handling (Figure A).
In the new window (Figure B), click the Category tab, and then click New Bug Category.
In the pop-up window (Figure C), enter the name of your new bug category and click Add.
Keep creating categories until you are satisfied. Then you might want to go through each tab and customize bug handling to better suit your workflow.
How to submit your first bug
Once setup is complete, click Bug Tracker in the left navigation. In the resulting window (Figure D), click New Bug.
In the resulting popup window (Figure E), fill in all the necessary information for the bug, then click Save.
Simplified bug tracking
That’s all there is to tracking bugs with Orangescrum. The only lack in this feature is the inability to add a bug tracking widget to the dashboard. Other than that, the Orangescrum Bug Tracking feature is quite a nice addition to the platform. Give the feature a try and see if you make it your go-to bug tracking option for your teams.
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