Bugs, issues, and risks field reference (CMMI)

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The following fields track information about bugs, issues, and risks. These work item types are defined within the process template for the CMMI process.

Bug tracking fields

These fields are neither reported nor indexed.

Field name Description Data type
Symptom The unexpected behavior.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Symptom
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Proposed Fix The proposed change to fix the reported problem.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.ProposedFix
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Found in Environment The software setup and configuration where the bug was found.
Reference name=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.
Reference name=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.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.HowFound
String

Issue tracking fields

These fields are neither reported nor indexed.

Field name Description Data type
Analysis The root cause of the issue and one or more solutions that might resolve it.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Analysis
HTML
Corrective Action Actual Resolution What the team actually did to correct the issue.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.CorrectiveActionActualResolution
HTML
Corrective Action Plan The proposed corrective action on which the team has agreed.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.CorrectiveActionPlan
HTML
Target Resolve Date The date when the issue becomes critical and starts to affect the critical path of the project plan.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.TargetResolveDate
DateTime

Risk tracking fields

These fields are neither reported nor indexed.

Field name Description 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.
Reference name=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.
Reference name=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.
Reference name=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.
Reference name=Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Probability
Integer

Index of work item fields