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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)

Getting Started with Jira Core and Basic Usage

In this chapter, we'll understand how to get start started with using Jira for your project. We'll start by spending time on planning our Jira installation by asking ourselves relevant questions. We'll set up a Jira cloud instance and a project of the Jira Core type. We'll, of course, start by understanding how to work on a project as a user and we'll cover various aspects of the project interface.

We'll also learn how a new project is created by a Jira Administrator and, as a project manager, how you can ensure that the scheme used in the project is correct and relevant for your requirements. We'll spend some time understanding how to create an issue, work on it, and close it.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Getting started with Jira
  • Using Jira Core for business teams