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Jira Quick Start Guide

By : Ravi Sagar
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Jira Quick Start Guide

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Jira is an issue tracker and project management system. With their latest release, the Jira team has now expanded their user base to agile teams as well as business teams. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all major components of Jira, including Jira Software, Jira Core, and Jira Service Desk. This book starts with an introduction to Jira's unique features and how it can be used as an issue-tracking tool. It will then teach you about how a new project is created by a Jira administrator, what responsibilities there are, and using correct and relevant schemes in your project. You will then learn how to configure project workflows and fields for project screens. You will understand the various permissions used in projects and the importance of project roles in Jira. Then, the book talks about the concepts of versions acting as milestones and using components when handling issues in your projects. It will then focus on analysing data using built-in reports and creating dashboards in Jira. At the end, it will discuss various best practices for users as well as project managers or project administrators.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Introducing Jira

In this chapter, we'll understand what Jira is and how it can be used as an issue tracking tool by various teams in an organization. It's one of the most popular tools developed by Atlassian, which is the company behind it. Jira comes in three different flavors and, in this chapter, we'll also discuss the differences between these three flavors.

We'll go through what problems Jira solves, the benefits and main features that set Jira apart from other tools, and finally we'll spend time understanding Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Desk by going through the unique features that are available in these three applications.

Finally, we'll share which application you should use for your requirements in the organization.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • What is Jira?
  • Jira Core
  • Jira Software
  • Jira Service Desk
  • The problems Jira solves
  • What are the main benefits of Jira?
  • How to decide which application to use
  • Deployment options