Rules of Programming: Use a Real Bug Tracking System
Where there's code, there will always be bugs. Use a real bug tracking system to keep track of the bugs and their state.
A basic bug tracking system should have these features:
- Submit and close ticket
- Track ticket status
- Accessible (web interface)
- Notifications via e-mail
- Multi user support
- Easy to use
An Excel spreadsheet on your intranet won't cut it. In that case, a Google Docs spreadsheet is better. Even better is using a system like FogBugz, which integrates easily with a number of other systems.
Rule #12 of programming:
Use a real bug tracking system