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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 Core reports

In this book, we have looked at all three types of application in Jira. We began with Jira Core, which can be used by any business team in the company to track their day-to-day activities.

Let's first look at the in-built reports within a Jira Core-type project. To find these reports, go to the Reports section in your project sidebar and you will notice that here, the reports are grouped into three categories: Issue analysis, Forecast & management, and Other, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 1

Most of these reports are easy to configure and self-explanatory, but let's look at a number of key reports.

Average Age Report

The Average Age Report that follows shows the average age of...