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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

Delegating screen management

Managing screen configurations used to be centrally controlled by the Jira administrator. The project administrator can only select what issue type screen scheme to use, but if modifications need to be made for the screens, the Jira administrator will need to be involved. This often creates a bottleneck for simple things, such as adding or removing a field from a screen, especially for large organizations that have many projects but only a few Jira administrators.

Jira now has a new feature called Extended Project Administration, which empowers project administrators by allowing them to make changes to screens used by their projects.

Extended project administration is controlled via permission settings, which we will cover in Chapter 9, Securing Jira.

There are, however, some restrictions for this, as listed here:

  • The screen must not be a default...