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By Nigaar Quality Analyst
Published On: December 13, 2023

Severity vs. Priority - A Hilarious Software Showdown!

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Severity vs. Priority - A Hilarious Software Showdown

Picture this: you're the superhero of the software testing world, armed with the mighty weapons of Severity and Priority. Bugs tremble in their digital boots as you navigate the software jungle. In this blog post, let's embark on a quirky quest through the wild lands of coding conundrums, where Severity and Priority join forces in a battle that's as serious as it is smile-inducing.

Understanding Severity with a Dash of Drama

Imagine you're the star of a software drama. Your app is the leading actor, and suddenly, it forgets its lines and crashes on stage! That's a severe bug stealing the spotlight. Severity measures the impact of a bug on the software's performance – it's the drama factor.

Understanding Severity with a Dash of Drama

Severity Levels

Critical: The bug that steals the show, causing the software to exit stage left without warning.

Major: A bug that messes up the choreography, creating chaos but not entirely closing the curtains.

Minor: The background dancers stumble a bit, noticeable but not show-stopping.

Cosmetic: Think of it as a wardrobe malfunction – it's there, but it won't stop the show.

Understanding Priority with a Pinch of Playfulness

Now, let's switch to a playful mood and talk about Priority. It's like planning a party – some guests need to arrive early (Immediate), others can come fashionably late (Low). Priority adds a dash of urgency to the software shindig.

Priority Categories

Priority Categories

Immediate: Bugs that demand an early entrance, stealing the limelight. They're the VIP guests that can't wait.

High: Critical issues that need attention ASAP but can still enjoy a bit of pre-party mingling.

Medium: Important bugs that can have a seat in the middle, not too early, not too fashionably late.

Low: Minor issues that are more like party quirks – they can wait until after the main event.

The Battle, with a Side of Chuckles

Now, let's dive into the epic showdown of Severity and Priority, where bugs and laughs collide:

Triaging Bugs, Drama Style: Testers and developers become the directors and actors, deciding which bugs get the spotlight and which take a backseat. Is it a critical bug stealing the show, or a cosmetic issue adding a quirky touch to the performance?

Team Collaboration, Circus Edition: Testers, developers, and project managers join the circus of bug-fixing, juggling Severity and Priority to create the perfect software performance.

Risk Assessment, Roller Coaster Ride: The battle involves assessing the risks, but why not make it a rollercoaster ride? High-severity bugs become the thrilling loops, while low-priority bugs are the gentle curves. It's a software amusement park!

Risk Assessment, Roller Coaster Ride

Flexibility, Comedy Improve: Just like in a comedy improv show, testers must be quick on their feet. They adapt and reevaluate Severity and Priority based on the ever-evolving script of the software project.


In the grand carnival of software testing, Severity and Priority put on a show that's not just serious business but also a delightful spectacle. Bugs may try to steal the spotlight, but with the right mix of drama and playfulness, testers ensure that the final software product is not only robust but also sprinkled with a touch of fun. So, the next time you're in the software testing arena, don't forget to bring your sense of humor – it's the secret ingredient that makes the battle of Severity and Priority a bug-taming extravaganza!

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