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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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Chapter 4. Customizing JIRA for Test Management

In this chapter, we will configure and customize JIRA for test management, which we also briefly discussed in Chapter 1, Planning Your JIRA Installation, but we will discuss it in detail here. The best thing about JIRA is its customizations. Out of the box, JIRA can be used for bug tracking, agile-based projects, or just simple issue tracking but every organization has its own processes and different software models. In this chapter, we will discuss a specific use case of test management that will cover most of the aspects of JIRA customizations. We will start by gathering all the requirements. Then, we will implement those customizations in our JIRA instance. You will learn how to create new issue types to store test campaigns and test cases. Workflow customizations will also be discussed in detail. We will also modify the permission scheme to limit the project visibility. Learning these customizations will help you to understand the capabilities...