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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
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In this chapter, you learned how to import and export data into JIRA. We started with understanding how to take a backup of the entire JIRA instance. You also learned how to restore the instance from this backup. We also looked at scenarios where you want to import selected projects from the backup file. We spent considerable time understanding how to migrate data to JIRA using the CSV file, which provides a lot of flexibility in importing not only simple data, but also complex data with subtasks and attachments as well. Finally, we also understood how to use the Configuration Manager add-on in order to easily migrate configurations from one instance of JIRA to another.

In the next chapter, we will understand how to implement Scrum and Kanban methodologies in JIRA using a powerful add-on from Atlassian called JIRA Agile for Agile tracking. This chapter will cover two scenarios of both techniques. We will discuss how to set up and configure the board, and most importantly how to analyze...