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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.
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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
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Creating too many custom fields – A factor in slow performance

We just discussed how companies should devise a process to manage their customizations in their JIRA instance. As the JIRA instance grows in terms of number of issues, projects, and users, the performance of the instance will start degrading over a period of time. One of the major factors that leads to slow performance is a lot of custom fields.

JIRA administrators create custom fields to store data that can be filtered out in the reports. This is fine, but an attempt should be made to reuse the existing custom fields. For this reason, create fields with generic names so that they can be reused easily in different projects.

Let's take a look at some generic custom fields that can be created in JIRA instances:

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This uses project context to create different options for multiple projects


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These labels and components should be used in most...