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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)

Reports and Dashboards

In this chapter, we will look at the reporting capabilities of Jira. Once you start working on the project, you will also want to track the progress of your work and analyzing the information that you have in your instance is very important. It could be as simple as knowing how many issues are complete in order to create a graphical report.

Each project in Jira has its own set of reports that you can monitor from time to time. Depending upon the type of application you are using, the reports might vary slightly. We will also look at the dashboard, which is a great way to create our own custom reports.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Jira Core reports
  • Jira Software reports
  • Jira Service Desk
  • Creating and sharing dashboards