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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
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Managing multiple teams and projects using boards

The sample projects and boards that we created to understand Scrum and Kanban techniques used only one project, but JIRA Software boards can be configured to use multiple projects too.

If your team members are working on different projects for the same client, then it will make more sense to manage the work from a single board. Scrum and Kanban boards can be configured for issues that either come from one, two, or multiple projects. Perform these steps to manage the work from a single board:

  1. In the navigation menu, click on Boards | View All Boards | Create board, and in the Create an Agile board pop-up, click on the Create a Scrum board button or Create a Kanban board button.

  2. In the pop-up window, you can either create a new project with a new board or also create a board from a filter, but we can select the second option, that is, Board from an existing project and click on the Next button:

  3. On the next screen, enter Board name and select...