Some times when you are kicking off new project you will hear people debate whether we should be using this tool or that. This could be everything which IDE is better (a classic) to which type of wiki to install.

Recently I witnessed a passionate discussion between the developers and QA over which tool they would use for bug tracking.

This is the wrong question to ask.

Instead of asking themselves how they are going to track bugs, teams should be asking themselves what they can do to avoid having any in the first place.

* Make the goal of your project not to require a bug tracking system.

* Don’t accept that bugs are going to be a part of your project.

* Make yours the first bug free project your company has seen.

That way no one will care how you track bugs because you won’t have any to track.

Then you can take your savings and enjoy an evening (or afternoon) at the pub instead.

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