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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

In this section, we'll set up a Jira instance that will be used for the rest of this book to learn various aspects of the tool; however, just like when using any tool, we need to ask ourselves some questions regarding its usage and that is why planning is a very important phase that we need to discuss first. We'll quickly set up a Jira instance on Atlassian Cloud to get started on our journey.

Planning your Jira installation

In the beginning, even before starting your journey with Jira, you need to think about your expectations of the tool and ask some questions. Let's discuss these questions that will help you make a wise decision about implementing Jira in your organization.