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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

Starting to use Zephyr

The Zephyr add-on may seem overwhelming at the beginning to new users but in this section, let us learn how to quickly configure this add-on and use it for performing tests.

The steps mentioned below will get you started with the Zephyr add-on in the shortest amount of time:

  1. The Test Issue Type is by default added to all new projects of Software and Business project types, but you can always add it to your project by modifying the Issue Type Scheme. Let us create a new project to use Zephyr.

  2. Go to Projects | Create project, select Scrum software development and press the Next button:

  3. In the next screen, press the Select button to continue:

  4. Enter the project Name as Testing Zephyr; the project Key TZ will be auto suggested. Press the Submit button and the project will be created:

  5. Go to Project Administration and check under Issue types; you will notice that the Issue Type Test has been added automatically in your project. You are now ready to start using Zephyr for...