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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)

Creating and sharing dashboards

The reports we discussed earlier in this chapter are project specific and available when you are within a project. However, when you log in to your Jira instance, the first thing you see is a system dashboard, which is a default dashboard containing a set of small reports also known as gadgets. We can always create our own custom dashboard showing us information from one or multiple projects.

One advantage of the dashboard is that you don't need to go to individual projects and configure various reports one by one. Using the dashboard, you can get a bird's-eye view of what is happening in your project or team in one go. Let's create our own dashboard.

On the System dashboard, click on the three dots in the top-right corner and select Create dashboard, demonstrated as follows:

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