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What should I do before I start working on a Story/Bug

  • Make sure the requirements and acceptance criteria are clearly expressed and there are no unanswered questions
  • Make sure the estimation in story points is added to a Story/Bug;
    • Note: estimate should be added to a Story/Bug itself and should include the effort of related sub-tasks if any. Estimates should not be added to sub-tasks as they won't be added to Velocity.
  • Populate Development Team field to indicate the correct team:
    • EBSCO - FSE
    • Thunderjet
  • Fill out Tester Assignee field:
  • Fill out Fix version(s) field:
    • Select Unreleased Fix Version from the dropdown
    • Contact your SM if you are not sure what to select
  • Make sure the work on a Story/Bug is not blocked/dependent and it conform to the Definition of Ready
  • Make sure a Story/Bug is added to an active sprint (ACQ Sprint [XX])
  • Assign a Story/Bug to you
  • Make sure you have enough time to complete an additional Story/Bug by the end of current sprint before adding it to an active sprint
  • Move a Story/Bug to In Progress as soon as you start working on it
  • Ensure that the Story/Bug has links to an appropriate epic, feature, and to any related stories which might provide additional/helpful context.
    • Note: Contact the PO and/or tech lead if you need help choosing an epic/feature
    • Note: It may be acceptable to omit epic/feature links on some bugs, but they should be provided when applicable

What should I do while working on a Story/Bug

  • Communicate to the team and PO in case you find out that estimate for the story is not valid any longer and get it updated
    • Note: try to avoid tweaking the original estimate during the sprint as it is considered as scope change
  • Update the status of a Story/Bug accordingly:
    • In Progress - work in progress
    • Blocked - work is blocked
    • In Code Review - PR is created and code review is in progress
    • In Review - PR is merged and pending deployment
  • In case a Story/Bug is moved to Blocked status, link corresponding blocker or indicate the reason in comments (if not blocked with some specific story)
  • @Tag other people in comments if you need some feedback
  •  Add comments in case there was some additional valuable info found out while development or in case there were some important discussions on the appropriate solution - it can help other people to better understand what was done in scope of a Story/Bug.
  • Make sure PR is available in a Story/Bug and PR description is added
  • Merge PR when all comments are fixed and there are at least two approves from other developers
  • Make sure your updates are working as expected on test env

What should I do before I assign a Story/Bug to PO for review

  • Make sure the estimation in story points is added to a Story/Bug
  • Make sure Development Team field is populated
  • Make sure Tester Assignee field is populated
  • Make sure Fix version(s) field is filled out
  • Make sure a Story/Bug is added to an active sprint (ACQ Sprint [XX])
  • Re-assign a Story/Bug if updates are available for review on test env:


JIRA StatusDescriptionAssignee/Actions
DraftPO is defining the user story. Not ready for the team to review.

Assignee: PO (or Craig for back-end stories)

  • Requirements to be finalized and added to story/bug
  • Story/bug to be updated according to the templates
OpenReady for development team to groom.

Assignee: None

  • Story/bug to be reviewed and discussed on Backlog Grooming
  • Requirements to be clarified
  • Acceptance criteria to be understood
  • Estimation to be added
In ProgressDevelopment is in progress

Assignee: Developer

  • Requirements to be turned into working software
  • Acceptance criteria to be met 
  • Tests to be added/updated to ensure 80% coverage
  • Dev verification to be done
  • Critical defects to be addressed
BlockedDevelopment is blocked

Assignee: Developer

  • Blocker to be linked in JIRA via "is blocked by" (if any)
  • Comment to be added to clarify what the blocker is (in case there is no blocking story)
In Code ReviewPR is done and Code Review is in progress

Assignee: Developer

  • PR to be reviewed by other developers
  • Comments to be addressed
  • At least 2 approves of a PR are required
  • PR to be merged
In ReviewPR is merged and updates are ready for review

Assignee: Developer

Assignee: PO (or Craig for back-end stories)

  • Story/Bug to be checked on http://folio-snapshot-stable.aws.indexdata.com
    • Back-end Story/Bug: the API Tests should be run from master branch or a branch with prepared PR to make sure no regression introduced and new tests meet Acceptance Criteria. If all is okay, the PR is approved and merged to master by Tester Assignee.
  • Story to be closed if requirements are met and it conforms to the definition of done
  • Story to be reassigned back to developer In Progress in case the requirements are not met
  • Additional stories to be created in case additional requirements/updates are identified while review
ClosedStory is accepted by PO and closed

Assignee: PO (or Craig for back-end stories)

  • Updates to be demonstrated on System Demo
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