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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)

Transition screens

Apart from the screens used here, there is also the option to capture input from the user during workflow transitions, and this is done using transition screens.

What if we want the user to fill in a field called Analysis when the bug is resolved, but we do not want this field to be captured when we create a bug. In this case, we could create a new screen for the bug edit operation, but that would mean the user needs to click on the Edit button on the issue to enter information in this field. This requirement can be achieved by using a completely new screen and using that screen when the bug is resolved or, in our case, sent to Done status.

Perform the following steps to create a new screen and use it as a transition screen:

  1. Firstly, create a new custom field as we did earlier in this chapter and name that field Analysis.
  2. Now, go to Jira settings | Issues...