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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

JIRA core concepts

Let's take a look at the architecture of JIRA; it will help you to understand the core concepts:

  • Project Categories: When there are too many projects in JIRA, it becomes important to segregate them into various categories. JIRA will let you create several categories that could represent the business units, clients, or teams in your company.

  • Projects: A JIRA project is a collection of issues. Your team can use a JIRA project to coordinate the development of a product, track a project, manage a help desk, and so on, depending on your requirements.

  • Components: Components are subsections of a project. They are used to group issues within a project to smaller parts.

  • Versions: Versions are a point-in-time for a project. They help you schedule and organize your releases.

  • Issue Types: JIRA will let you create several issue types that are different from each other in terms of what kind of information they store. JIRA comes with default issue types, such as bug, task, and subtask, but you can create more issue types that can follow their own workflow as well as have different sets of fields.

  • Sub-Tasks: Issue types are of two types—standard and subtasks, which are children of a standard task. For instance, you can have test campaign as a standard issue type and test cases as subtasks.