Manage Defect Suites

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Use defect suites to schedule a logical collection of defects as a group in an iteration or release.

Defect suites includes the following:

Create a defect suite

You can create a defect suite in Rally from the following locations:

Defect Suites summary page

  1. From Actions, select one of the following:
    • New Defect Suite
    • Inline Add
    This option creates a new line on the summary page and allows you to record minimal information. You can edit the defect suite and add details later.
  2. On Edit Defect Suite, complete he fields as necessary. Fields highlighted in red are required.
  3. Click Save & Close.

Defect Suite detail page

  1. Select a defect suite from the Defect Suites summary page.
  2. From Actions, select New.
  3. On Edit Defect Suite, complete the fields as necessary. Fields highlighted in red are required.
  4. Click Save & Close.

Add defects to a defect suite

You can add defects to the defect suite from the following locations:

Defect Suites summary page

Click the New Defect icon to add a new defect to the defect suite.

Click the Add Defect icon to add one or more existing defects to the defect suite.

Defect Suite detail page

  1. Select a defect suite from the Defect Suites summary page.
  2. From the sidebar, select Associated Defects.
  3. On the Associated Defects summary page, click Actions, then select one of the following:
    • New Defect—On the Create Defect Suite editor, complete the fields as necessary.
    • Add Defects—On the chooser, select one or more defects to associate to the suite.

    Note: On the chooser page, if you select items and then click to the next page , your selections on the first page are not saved. Filter your search criteria and increase your display to limit your results to one page.

Defects summary page

  1. Click the Add Defect icon to add one or more existing defects to the defect suite.
  2. On the chooser, select a defect suite and click Choose.

Edit a defect suite

There are two methods to edit a defect suite:

  • Click the edit icon Inline Edit of the defect suite you want to edit. In the Edit Defect Suite editor, complete your edits.
  • Double-click the defect suite row you want to inline edit.

Use the Defect Suites summary and detail pages

Summary page

From the summary page, you can:

  • View a hierarchical display of the defect suites and their related defects in your selected project. Each defect displays its related state, priority, and severity. The State field accumulates and displays a total value on the defect suite line such as 3 of 8 closed to help you easily identify the number of total defects contained within a suite and the number of those defects that have been closed.
  • Inline edit defect suites or defects.
  • Use the row action icons to create new defects, add existing defects to the defect suite, or edit the defect suite.
  • Use the Action menu options for multi-edits, printing, and exporting.

Detail page

The Defect Suite detail page provides a view of an individual defect suite.

From the detail page, you can:

  • View all the details of a single defect suite, including all current field values and any custom fields that are available for your workspace.
  • Use the sidebar to link to any associated artifacts related to the current defect suite.
  • Use the Actions menu for options such as edit, new, copy, print, delete, and so on.

View associated defects

Associated defects are all defects that are included in the defect suite.

From the Associated Defects page, you can:

  • Add or remove defects to a defect suite from the Actions menu.
  • Edit , copy , or remove an individual defect.

Delete a defect suite

  1. From the Defect Suite detail page, click Actions, then Delete.
  2. Click OK on the confirmation message.

Deleting a defect suite does not delete the defects. Only the association between the defect suite and defects are removed.

Remove defects from a defect suite

  1. From the Defect Suite detail page, click the Associated Defects link in the sidebar.
  2. Click the remove defect icon of the defect you want to remove.
  3. Click OK on the confirmation message.

Defect suite fields

The following fields are available to help you describe or add detail to a defect suite. You can set these field values when creating or editing a defect suite.

Required fields are highlighted in red on the full screen editor.

Field Description
General
ID A system-generated ID that is assigned to your defect suite; it is unique and will never change. The ID consists of a tag prefix and a numerical value. The tag can be customized by your system administrator to reflect a differentiating prefix for each work item defined in your project, such as DE for defect, US for user story, and so on.
Schedule
Schedule State Specify the progress that has been made toward the completion of the defect suite. There are six states you can set from the drop-down list. The first and last states can be customized by your subscription administrator to help you better manage your process. The following identifies the default states that the defect suite state can move through:
  • Defined: The development team can write tasks and provide estimates. This is the defaulted state value for a new defect suite and cannot be customized.
  • In Progress: The defect suite has been committed to an iteration and work has begun. This state cannot be customized.
  • Completed: All related tasks have been completed. When the state for all of the tasks are set to Completed, the defect suite is automatically rolled up to reflect the Completed state regardless of its initial setting. This state cannot be customized.
  • Accepted: The acceptance criteria has been met. This state cannot be customized.
Blocked Work on the defect suite cannot continue until all issues preventing further progress are removed. If a task has been marked as blocked, this field will automatically be checked in the editor. You can also manually block the defect by editing it and selecting the checkbox. The blocked state will display in the Iteration Status or Release Status pages in red to indicate blocked, but will still carry the associated state letter so the initial state of the defect suite is not lost.
Release/Iteration These fields indicate the release or iteration to which the defect suite is assigned. Select a release or iteration in the drop-down to view available releases or iterations contained in the project.
Plan Estimate Record how much effort is estimated to complete the defect. This field is a real number and can accept three digits followed by a decimal and two more digits. The units are defined by your administrator.
Task Estimate, Actual, and To Do Read-only fields. The values contained in these fields are rolled up from all associated tasks and displayed in the defect suites.
Notes
Notes Use this rich text field for recording additional information associated with the defect suite.
Revision
Change Description Record any changes made to the defect suite during an edit. Change Description comments are stored and displayed in the Revision History page.

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