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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

Using Jira for Agile Projects

In the previous chapter, we looked at using Jira for normal business projects, a feature that is provided by Jira Core and is also available in Jira Software. In this chapter, we will focus on the two project templates that are exclusive to Jira Software, which are Scrum and Kanban. We will look at a brief overview of each of the agile methodologies, and look at how you can use Jira for both.

By the end of this chapter, you will have learned about the following topics:

  • Jira Software project templates
  • How to run a project using Jira's Scrum support
  • Grooming and managing your backlog
  • Estimating work with Scrum
  • How to run a project using Jira's Kanban support
  • Identifying inefficiencies in your process with Kanban
  • Customizing your Scrum and Kanban boards