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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)

Not creating lots of custom fields

Earlier in this book, we learned how to create custom fields. The purpose of these fields is to store some additional information that is otherwise not possible with default system fields in Jira.

Too many custom fields is the biggest reason for slow performance in Jira. There really is no reason to have hundreds of custom fields in Jira and caution should be exercised when creating a new custom field. Just as with statuses, try to reuse a custom field and also try to create custom fields with generic names.

Let's take a look at some generic custom fields that can be created in Jira instances:

Custom field




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This uses Project Context to create different options for multiple projects


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Labels and components should be used in most cases, but this generic...