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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


Gadgets are like mini-applications that live on a dashboard in Jira. They are similar to widgets in most of the smartphones we have today or portlets in most portal applications. Each gadget has its own unique interface and behavior. For example, the Pie Chart gadget displays data in a pie chart, while the Assigned to Me gadget lists all the unresolved issues that are assigned to the current user in a table. Gadgets are another way for you to use search filters, by visually presenting the results to end users.

Placing a gadget on the dashboard

All gadgets are listed in the Gadget Directory. Jira comes with a number of useful gadgets, such as the Assigned to Me gadget that you see on the System Dashboard. The following...