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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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Configuring and sharing dashboards

The moment you log in to your JIRA instance, you will be presented with JIRA's System Dashboard, which displays a lot of relevant information. This dashboard has boxes, known as gadgets, which contain the information; there are various gadgets to display the issues assigned to you: Activity Stream, Created vs. Resolved Chart, Pie Chart, and many more.

Apart from the default system dashboard, it's possible to create more dashboards, which can be customized and shared with other users. For instance, you can create a dashboard for your project and share it with other users who can also access it.

On the System Dashboard, click on the Tools option at the top-right corner and select Create Dashboard:

Enter the name of the dashboard, a Description, and select whom you want to share it with:

In our case, we want to share it with everyone, but it's also possible to share it with the JIRA group. Now click on the Add button.


The System Dashboard can only be modified...