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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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Adding the announcement banner

JIRA is a critical part of the software development life cycle and is used to store many kind of issues. Users rely on JIRA to check whether their daily tasks and managers use JIRA to keep track of their projects. JIRA administrators sometimes need to perform maintenance activities that require downtime for users. As a good practice, all the users, or at least the stakeholders, should be notified, but to avoid any surprises for the user, it's a good idea to give them an indication of any planned downtime.

JIRA has an option to add an announcement banner, which is visible all across the JIRA instance just after the main navigation. Perform these steps to add the announcement banner:

  1. Navigate to Administration | System | Announcement Banner (under USER INTERFACE).

  2. In the Announcement text area, enter your message and click on the Set Banner button. You can also include HTML tags. Select Visibility Level as Public - Show to anyone to show this announcement to users...