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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 customization process

Finally, let's summarize the customization process that you can employ to kick-start the use of Jira in your organization. It is based on the best practices that we discussed earlier.

You can perform these steps to begin the customization process:

  1. Pilot Jira with default configurations
  2. Gather feedback
  3. Document the proposed configurations
  4. Test the configurations in a sandbox
  5. Implement them in production
  6. Standardize the configurations
  7. Set up a change control board

The preceding mentioned steps are self-explanatory, and we have already covered them either in this chapter or earlier in this book.