Defect Tracking Overview

Locating and repairing application defects efficiently is essential to the development process. Using the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Defects module, you can report design flaws in your application and track data derived from defect records during all stages of the application management process.

You use the Defects module to:

  • Create application defects for an ALM project.

  • Track defects until application developers and testers determine that the defects are resolved.

Defect records inform members of the application development and quality assurance teams of new defects discovered by other members. As you monitor the progress of defect repair, you update the information in your project.

You can share defects across multiple ALM projects. You share and synchronize defects using the ALM Synchronizer. For details, see the ALM Synchronizer User Guide, available from the Adds-ins Page.

ALM Editions: Sharing defects across multiple ALM projects is available for ALM Edition only. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see ALM Editions. To find out what edition of ALM you are using, ask your ALM site administrator.

This section also includes Defect Linkage.

For task details about working with defects, see How to Track Defects in ALM.