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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)

Using Jira Core for business teams

Great work, you have a Cloud instance of Jira ready. Now let's first get familiar with the basic features of the tool. Let's quickly create a project in Jira Core.

Creating a new project

Let's now create a new project in Jira:

  1. On the Welcome screen, click on the Create sample project button, as shown in the following:
Figure 2
  1. On the Create project with sample data screen, you'll be asked to select a template, which in this case would just be Project management, as we just have the Jira Core application in our instance. When we install Jira Software and Jira Service Desk, then more templates will appear in this screen. Click on the Next button:
Figure 3
  1. The next...