Defects by priority

About this report

The Defects by Priority report displays counts of critical, high, medium, low defects at daily intervals within a selected sprint. The graph is in the form of a stacked bar chart, with defect counts on the y axis and daily intervals on the x axis. Each priority is represented by a specific bar color, defined in a legend at the bottom of the graph.

This report can be used by Scrum Masters, team and QA managers, and QA/development staff to track defects during a sprint. It is beneficial to review the report with team members during daily standup and sprint review meetings. 


  1. Select the Reports icon from the left Navigation menu.
  2. Start typing the report's name in the Search box. 
  3. Once found, select the report.

Note: You can also use the categories on the left to search for the needed reports.


  1. PI must exist in the system and be tied to a program. 
  2. Sprints must be created and tied to a PI. 
  3. Teams must be created and tied to a program. 
  4. Stories must be created and tied to a sprint. 
  5. Defects must be created and tied to stories.


How are report values calculated?

  1. Defect counts (sums), and priority (critical, high, medium, low) are all pulled from the Defects Grid/New Defect panel.


How to interpret this report

This report is a quick way to appraise the quality of the product mid-sprint. Critical/high defects are the most severe and should be remedied first. It is not unusual for a few low-priority, cosmetic defects to remain open at the end of a sprint, as long as all of the critical/high defects have been resolved. Spotting the trends early can help planning for future sprints and PIs.

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