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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

Product overview – JIRA Software

So far, we have seen various aspects of JIRA, such as customization, and we have also seen how to install new add-ons to extend the functionality of JIRA. Many organizations use Agile-based methodologies for their projects, and until version 6.x there was a popular add-on called JIRA Agile that had to be purchased separately. However, starting from version 7.x, the JIRA as it used to be known had been split into three applications—JIRA Core, JIRA Software, and JIRA Service Desk. We also discussed this in Chapter 1, Planning Your JIRA Installation.

The customizations and configurations that we have discussed in this book are relevant to JIRA Core as well as JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk. In Chapter 15, Implementing JIRA Service Desk, we will understand how to use it for managing your support projects, but in this chapter we will focus on Agile boards, which comes with your JIRA Software application.

JIRA Software provides great features for implementing...