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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


In this chapter, we introduced the software project templates that come with Jira Software and the two main agile methodologies it supports, namely Scrum and Kanban. We talked about how you can run projects in each of the methodologies using Jira and the features it provides.

We also looked at some of the customization options that are available for you as the project owner so that you can configure the agile board to fit your needs. We looked at how to customize the board's columns to better adapt to your team's workflow and also looked at using swimlanes to group similar issues together. We also looked at how to create quick filters to easily filter out irrelevant issues from view so that we can focus on the issues that matter.

In the next chapter, we will look at issues, the key data you work with in your projects, and what you can do with it.