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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 Software for Development Teams

In this chapter, we'll understand how Jira Software works. We'll first learn how to enable Jira Software in our Jira Cloud instance, then we'll quickly create a new Jira Software project. We'll spend some time going through an overview of Agile concepts before looking at the Scrum and Kanban methodologies and discussing the key differences between them. Finally, we'll discuss important Jira Software reports to analyze your progress in the project.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Using Jira Software for development teams
  • Overview of Agile concepts
  • Is Jira suitable for development projects
  • Scrum board
  • Jira Software reports
  • Kanban board