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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)
Free Chapter
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Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
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Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
11
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8

Groups

Groups are a common way of managing users in any information system. A group represents a collection of users, usually based on their positions and responsibilities within the organization. In Jira, groups provide an effective way to apply configuration settings to users, such as permissions and notifications.

Groups are global in Jira, which is something that should not be confused with project roles (which we will discuss later). This means, if you belong to the jira-administrators group, then you will always be in that group regardless of which project you are accessing. You will see in later sections how this is different from project roles and their significance.

Group browser

Similar to the user browser, the group...