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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 Schemes and Configuring Project Workflow

In this chapter, we will begin customizing Jira. Thus far, we have covered the basic functionality of the tool and have gone through the unique features of Jira Core, Jira Software, and Jira Service Desk. Learning how to customize Jira will help you tweak it for your own specific requirements.

We will begin with understanding the concept of Jira schemes and then we will learn how to customize a workflow in our project.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • The various types of user in Jira
  • An overview of various schemes in Jira
  • Customizing Jira workflow