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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

Installing the Zephyr plugin

Zephyr is a paid add-on that is very popular in the industry. If you want to quickly get the features of test management without customizing JIRA yourself, you can use Zephyr. It offers lots of useful test management features that are as per industry standards.

In this section, we will learn how to configure and use Zephyr. Follow the steps below to install it on your instance:

  1. Go to AdministrationAdd-ons | Find new add-ons under ATLASSIAN MARKETPLACE, type Zephyr in the search box and press the Enter key:

  2. Zephyr for JIRA - Test Management will appear. Click on the Free trial button to install this add-on on your instance. In the pop-up window that appears next, click on the Accept button.

  3. Finally, you will be asked to enter your Atlassian account to generate a trial license for Zephyr:

  4. Once installed, you will get a new menu item, Tests, in your instance.

We have just installed Zephyr; now we will learn how to configure this add-on.