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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)

Is Jira suitable for development projects?

You must be wondering whether Jira Software is sufficient for your development project needs and we need to discuss some points to understand why Jira is probably the best choice for project management.

The advantages of Jira Software are as follows:

  • Jira supports standard development methodologies
  • It can be used out-of-the-box
  • Apart from out of box templates, custom workflows can be created to support the processes
  • Different roles such as developments and testers can be defined
  • It supports integration with development tools such as Bitbucket, GitHub, Bamboo, and Jenkins
  • Jira perfectly supports DevOps practices

Apart from using just Jira, which is a great issue-tracking tool, in Chapter 1, Introducing Jira, we discussed the concept of the Marketplace app to extend the features of Jira Software.

Some examples of popular apps for extending...