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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 an introduction

When you deploy new JIRA instances, users need to be trained; however, JIRA doesn't require in-depth training to start with basic usage and it's a good practice to give useful introductory information to users. This introduction will be visible not only to the users who are logged in, but also to the users who are logged out.

Perform these steps to add the introductory text:

  1. Navigate to Administration | System | General Configuration and click on the Edit Settings button in the top-right corner:

  2. On the new screen that opens up, scroll down until you see the text area for Introduction. Just type in the instructions for the users and click on the Update button.

  3. Now, visit your dashboard and note the Introduction box, which is updated with your message: