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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

Jira Software is one of the most popular applications used by development teams to plan and track their projects. In the previous chapter, we discussed various aspects of Jira Core, which provides good issue tracking capabilities for business teams. Jira Software, when enabled in our instance, will provide additional features on top of what we've already seen with Jira Core.

Let's now understand how to work on Jira Software by looking at its features.

Enabling Jira Software

Jira Software, as a separate application, needs to be purchased or evaluated using a trial license and enabled in our instance.

In the rest of this book, we're going to refer to the Site administration...