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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 Software reports

When you are working on an agile-based project, the reports that we saw earlier in the Jira Core section are also available here, but since Jira Software projects are different, you will also find a number of new reports here.

As demonstrated in the following diagram, you will find these reports under the Agile category within your Reports section:

Figure 4

Let's now look at some important Agile-based reports.

Burndown chart

When we plan our sprint in a Jira Software scrum-based project, we have the option to estimate our work using either story points or the number of hours. The following report shows the progress of the issues in a specific sprint based on the total estimated effort versus the...