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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

Time tracking

Since issues often represent a single unit of work that can be worked on, it is logical for users to log the time they have spent working on it. You can specify the estimated effort that is required to complete an issue, and Jira will be able to help you track its progress.

Jira displays the time tracking information of an issue in the Time Tracking panel on the right-hand side, as shown in the following screenshot:

The Time Tracking panel includes of the following information:
  • Estimated: This represents the original estimated effort that's required to complete the issue, for example, the estimated time required to fix a bug by a developer.
  • Remaining: This represents the remaining time for the issue to be completed. It is calculated automatically by Jira based on the original estimate and total time logged by users. However, the user logging work on the issue...