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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)

Using the custom field in our project

Once you have added new custom fields to your instance, those fields are available globally for you to use in your project. Until you add those fields to your project, the fields will not be usable.

Perform the following steps to add the fields to the Bug issue type:

  1. Inside your project, go to Project settings | Screens.
  1. Under the Screens section, you will notice that there are two screen schemes already used in your project, as shown in the following screenshot. These two schemes are based on the template that we used earlier when we created the project:
Figure 3
  1. As you can see, there is a separate screen scheme used by the Bug issue type. Under this scheme, there is just one screen, called SSP: Scrum Bug Screen (1), that is used by all three operations; in other words, Create issue, Edit issue and View issue.
  1. To add our new fields...