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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

Working with screen schemes

You have seen how we can create and manage screens and how to configure what fields to add to the screens. The next piece of the puzzle is letting Jira know how to choose the screen that has to be displayed for each issue operation.

Screens are displayed during issue operations, and a screen scheme defines the mapping between screens and the operations. With a screen scheme, you can control which issue operations the screen displays, as follows:

  • Create Issue: This screen is shown when you create a new issue
  • Edit Issue: This screen is shown when you edit an existing issue
  • View Issue: This screen is shown when you view an issue

Just like screens, whenever you create a new project in Jira, a new screen scheme is created specifically for your project, and screens are automatically assigned to these issue operations.

The defaults created are usually good...