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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

Versions and components

We are almost done with configuring JIRA for test management; there are a few other things that are left and those are setting up versions and components.

Versions are useful for software projects to identify different releases of software. You would always release the first version of a stable project or product and, based on the user feedback and improvement, further versions will be released. JIRA allows you to create various versions and assign them to individual issues.

Go to Project Administration | Version, enter the Name of the version, a Description, Start date, and Release date, and click on the Add button:

We have added versions (such as v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2). You can choose names that are relevant to your project.

In any project, the features can be broken down into subsections or into a module. It is not only useful to break down the bigger tasks, but it also helps in segregating issues.

Go to Project Administration | Components, enter the Name of the component...