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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
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Gadgets for reporting purposes

JIRA comes with a lot of useful gadgets that you can add in the dashboard and use for reporting purposes. Additional gadgets can be added in JIRA by installing add-ons. Let's take a look at some of these gadgets.

Activity Stream

This gadget will display all the latest updates in your JIRA instance. It's also possible to limit this stream to a particular filter. This gadget is quite useful because it displays up-to-date information on the dashboard:

Created vs. Resolved Chart

The project Summary page has a chart to display all the issues that were created and resolved in the past 30 days. There is a similar gadget to display this information.

You can also change the duration from 30 days to whatever you like. This gadget can be created for a specific project:

Pie Chart

Just like the Pie Chart, which is there in project reports, there is a similar gadget that you can add in the dashboard. For instance, for a particular project, you can generate a Pie Chart based...