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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)

Customizing Jira workflow

In Chapter 3, Using Jira Software for Development Teams, we created a Jira software project and familiarized ourselves with its various functionalities. We created a sample scrum project that comes with predefined configurations and schemes for scrum-based methodologies.

Open Sample Scrum Project and go to Project settings | Workflows.

You will notice that there is a workflow scheme with one workflow already in that project used by all the available issue types. In the following screen, if you click on the diagram link, you will then be able to look at the workflow associated with the project:

Figure 1

As you can see on the following screen, the workflow has three states: TO DO, DONE, and IN PROGRESS. The All sign signifies that you can go to any state directly; in other words, you don't have to follow a specific path in order to resolve the issue...