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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Atlassian Jira enables effective bug tracking for your software and mobile applications and provides tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. Jira Essentials is a comprehensive guide, now updated to Jira 8 to include enhanced features such as updates to Scrum and Kanban UI, additional search capabilities, and changes to Jira Service Desk. The book starts by explaining how to plan and set up a new Jira 8 instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, business processes, and much more. You'll then understand Jira's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book delves into the different issues that can arise in your projects. You’ll explore fields, including custom fields, and learn to use them for more effective data collection. You’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. The book also covers workflows and business processes, and guides you in setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers. Toward the end, you’ll study Jira's security model and Jira Service Desk, which allows you to run Jira as a support portal. By the end of this Jira book, you will be able to implement Jira 8 in your projects with ease.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8

The notification scheme

The notification scheme is a reusable entity that links events with notifications. In other words, it contains the associations between events and their respective email recipients:

  1. Browse to the Jira administration console.
  2. Select the Issues tab and then the Notification Schemes option. This will bring up the Notification Schemes page:

From this screen, you can see a list of all the notification schemes and the projects that are currently using them.

Jira comes with a generic default notification scheme. The default scheme is set up with notifications set for all the system events. This allows you to quickly enable notifications in Jira. The default setup has the following notifications:

  • Current Assignee
  • Reporter
  • All Watchers

You can modify the default notification scheme to add your own notification rules, but as you grow your Jira adoption, it is...