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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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A word of caution before modifying default schemes and configurations

A newly-installed, fresh JIRA instance comes with a lot of default schemes for issue types, workflows, field configurations, and permissions. These default configurations are suitable for simple bug tracking and have a process that is applicable to any generic project. Don't be tempted to start customizing the configurations too soon. If JIRA is being used for the first time in the company, then it's a good idea to pilot it with default configurations. This will give users a good idea of what JIRA has to offer and collect feedback from the users.

When you are ready to customize configurations, either start with the blank configuration, or create a copy of the default configuration and then make your changes in that.