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Bugs, issues, and risks field reference (CMMI)

The following fields track information about bugs, issues, and risks. These work item types are defined within the process template for Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) CMMI Process Improvement.

These fields are neither reported nor indexed:

Field name

Description

Reference name

Data type

Symptom

The unexpected behavior.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Symptom

HTML

Proposed Fix

The proposed change to fix the reported problem.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.ProposedFix

HTML

Found in Environment

The software setup and configuration where the bug was found.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.FoundInEnvironment

String

Root Cause

The cause of the error. You can specify one of the following values:

  • Coding Error

  • Design Error

  • Specification Error

  • Communication Error

  • Unknown

To change the menu selection, see Customize a pick list (drop down menu).

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.RootCause

String

How Found

How the bug was found. For example, a bug might have been found during a customer review or through ad hoc testing.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.HowFound

String

These fields are not indexed:

Field name

Description

Reference name

Data type

Default value of the reportable type attribute

Analysis

The root cause of the issue and one or more solutions that might resolve it.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Analysis

HTML

None

Corrective Action Actual Resolution

What the team actually did to correct the issue.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.CorrectiveActionActualResolution

HTML

None

Corrective Action Plan

The proposed corrective action on which the team has agreed.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.CorrectiveActionPlan

HTML

None

Target Resolve Date

The date when the issue becomes critical and starts to affect the critical path of the project plan.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.TargetResolveDate

DateTime

None

These fields are neither reported nor indexed:

Field name

Description

Reference name

Data type

Contingency Plan

The actions to take if the risk occurs.

You can create and link tasks to the Risk work item to track the work that the team must complete to implement the contingency plan. Also, you can create an Issue work item to track one or more issues on which the risk has an impact.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.ContingencyPlan

HTML

Mitigation Plan

The actions to take to reduce the probability or impact of the risk.

You can create and link tasks to the Risk work item to track the work that the team must complete to implement the mitigation plan.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.MitigationPlan

HTML

Mitigation Triggers

The conditions or events that determine how the team might mitigate a risk. For example, the triage team might authorize and obtain a reserve generator if the weather forecast is predicting an ice storm or hurricane to hit within 50 miles of the office within the next four days.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.MitigationTriggers

HTML

Probability

A number that indicates the chance that the risk will occur. A valid probability number is between 1 and 99, where 99 indicates that the risk is almost certain to occur.

Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Probability

Integer

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