Difference b/w Sevritiy and Priority of a Defect
I feel severity is : How important the defect is ? And is there a work around or not. If no workaround is there then it would be a higher severity defect. Severity is related to the customers needs.
Priority would be the order in which it should be sorted out as per given by Project Manager or Quality Manager.
It describes the impact of a bug. What is the level to which the bug affects the AUT. One can say that how potentially the bug can affect the Sytem under Test. How Big is it?.
It describes the importance and order in which a bug should be fixed. It helps the developer or PL/PM to Prioritize the process of Bug Fixation.
In some of the companies, there would be some time frames for fixing a Bug based on the Severity and Priority of the Bug.
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