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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
About the Reviewer

Creating issue types for test campaigns and test cases

Out of the box, the JIRA software comes with a few standard Issue types, namely Bug, Epic, Story, and Task, and one subtask named Sub-task. We need to create two issue types:

  • Requirement: Issue types

  • Test campaign: This will be the standard issue type

  • Test case: This will be the subtask

Let's take a look at how to create these issue types:

  1. Go to Administration | Issues | Issue types and click on the Add Issue Type button in the top-right corner:

  2. On the next screen, enter Name as Test Campaign, enter Description as This issue type will be used as a collection of individual test cases., which is a good practice, and select Standard Issue Type as the Type:

  3. Perform the same procedure to create a test case subtask. The only exception here is to select Sub-Task Issue Type as the Type.

Creating new issue type schemes

Issue type schemes define which issue types will be available to a particular project. Out of the box, JIRA comes with the Default...