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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)

Scrum board

Jira Software lets you implement the Scrum technique in your project with the help of Scrum boards. To understand the features of these tools, we'll create a project using out-of-the box templates and some sample data.

Creating a sample Scrum project

Scrum boards can be created from any existing Jira project that contains predefined issues. It's possible to create a Scrum board from a new blank project as well. Also, if you want to understand how Jira Software works, it's possible to create a sample project prepopulated with sample data.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Press the / (forward slash); it'll bring up the Search interface on the left-hand side. Type in boards and click on View all boards...