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A tool for tracking priority inflation on JIRA repositories from Chrome browsers


Some reporters inflate priority to get their issues fixed. When they do that, you as a developer can spend time on issues that are less important than other open issues. This Chrome Extension helps you identify reporters who do this.


The Chrome Extension is still under development. To install it, download the extension code, unzip it and load it as an unpacked extension following this procedure.


After installing the extension, the inflation tracker button will be available in your browser. After clicking it you will see the following:

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Immediately after installing the extension you should configure the options according to the characteristics of your bug reporting process. Here’s a brief descriptions of the options available:

Once you have set proper values for all this parameters, you can click on the “Load Issues” button to obtain a list of open an unassigned issues sorted by reporter reputation, reported priority and creation date:

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Per issue, you can see the reputation score of the reporter in the “Score” column. Also, we provide a “View” button —the magnifier glass— which can open the issue on the current active tab. After the issues have loaded the “Reputation Report” button is activated, which shows the list of reporters for the issues in the inbox sorted by reputation, including their “thumbs up” status:

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The Priority Inflation Game

This tool is the outcome of a research project on game-theoretic analysis of software processes. If you want to get into details, feel free to visit our project page.

Questions, issues or support?

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