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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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Using add-on charts to visualize data

Apart from the standard charts and gadgets that come with JIRA out of the box, there are certain free add-ons that can be installed to have more such useful charts. Let's take a look at these free plugins and the additional features that they offer.

Barcharts for JIRA

Just install this add-on and you will get the option to add a Barchart gadget in your instance. The bar chart that comes with this add-on offers a few additional features which are not available in standard charts.

We will generate a report similar to one we generated earlier in this chapter. We want to generate a 2D report on Issue Type and Status:

As you can see, this is a stacked bar chart. Also, there is a detailed table just following the chart that displays the actual numbers.

Building advanced reports using eazyBI

The default reports that come built-in with JIRA are quite good and useful. These gadgets can be configured to display a variety of statistics based on different fields associated...