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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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Kanban boards

We have discussed the Scrum methodology, widely used for software development projects where requirements are broken down into smaller tasks, estimated using story points, and finally planned by the Scrum master or product manager. The Scrum technique is applicable in any process that requires planning, but there are various cases where the team is continuously working on activities as and when required. A typical example of this use case is customer support projects, where a certain number of people are assigned to handle the issues that are raised for a particular product or project by the company. Usually, these support issues require immediate response and detailed planning is not required.

In such scenarios, the overall visualization of the pending issues is important. A Kanban board doesn't have any Plan mode like the Scrum board. It only has the Work mode, which is similar to the Scrum board.

Setting up the Kanban board

A Kanban board can be created using existing projects...