In order to navigate among the status of the defects, as well as to quickly and correctly create, comment and close them in the bug tracking system, you need to know which way they go.
Defect LifeCycle – this is a sequence of stages that a defect goes through on its way from the moment of its creation to its final closure. For the ease of perception, it is depicted as a scheme with possible statuses and actions that lead to a change in these statuses.
Any stage of work with a defect is indicated in the «Status» attribute. The status of the defect shows who is currently working with the defect and what should be done with it. After one of the project participants has finished working with the bug, he changes the defect status and «redirects» the defect to the one who should continue working.
Often, the lifecycle of a bug is associated with the selected bug tracking system, in which statuses and transitions can be configured by default. But also some of the bug tracking systems allow you to adjust the bug lifecycle for a specific project if it’s necessary. The system can provide administrators the ability to configure which users can view and edit bug reports based on their states, transfer them to another state, or delete them.