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Including defects in team velocity

Goncalo Soares (13125) | asked Oct 23 '12, 4:32 a.m.
 Hello all,

I am managing a software development team using SCRUM and RTC version 3.0.1. 
We are using Epics, Stories and estimate using story points. I would like to use the Defect artifact for the defects reported. I've realized that defects are by default estimated in hours so I added the story points field to the artifact.
The issue here is that when we solve a defect, if we use the defect artifact, it doesn't add the points to the velocity (despite being the same story point field used in stories). 
How can I make the story points from the defect artifacts count in the velocity report?

Thank you so much,
Best Regards,
Goncalo Soares

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sam detweiler (12.5k6191201) | answered Oct 23 '12, 9:54 a.m.
change the defect to a planning item type in the project process config.. then it looks like Story
(and u have to have tasks for hours spent)..

Open Project,-> process config tab, project config->config data ->planning-> work item type categorization, check the box in front of defect.

defect is now a workitem used in Planning operations..

>and has story points, but not time spent.
but this didn't change as I expected it to.  this is on 4.0.. is this a bug?
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Goncalo Soares commented Oct 24 '12, 5:26 a.m.

Thank you for the answer! It is working great now. The defect still has hours but we chose to solely use Story Points!

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