Jira Priorities

Blocker / P0

Expectation: Drop everything else and work continuously to resolve. Note that the term “blocker” does not refer to blocking releases. A P0 issue is more urgent than simply blocking the next release.

Example Blocker/P0 issues:

Critical / P1

Expectation: Continuous status updates. Critical bugs should not be unassigned. Most critical bugs should block release.

Example Critical/P1 issues:

Major / P2

Expectation: Most tickets fall into this priority. These can be planned and executed by anyone who is interested. No special urgency is associated.

Example Major/P2 issues

Minor / P3

Expectation: Nice-to-have improvements.

Example Minor/P3 issues

Trivial / P4

Expectation: Nice-to-have improvements that are also very small and easy. Usually it is quicker to just fix them than to file a bug, but the Jira can be referenced by a pull request and shows up in release notes.

Example Trivial/P4 issues