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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)

Jira Service Desk reports

The Service Desk project comes with some really good built-in reports that'll help you understand the current progress of your team working on the support project.

Let's understand the purpose of these reports. These reports are available under your project sidebar if you click on the Reports link.


This is a simple report that shows the number of requests your team is working on right now. It'll help you to evenly distribute the workload among your agents. The reports displays the number of issues in progress for each agent. This is an important report that helps the project lead evenly distribute the work among agents so they aren't under-or-over allocated.