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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8

Updating an existing workflow

Jira lets you make changes to both active and inactive workflows. However, with active workflows, there are several restrictions:

  • Existing workflow steps cannot be deleted
  • The associated status for an existing step cannot be edited
  • If an existing step has no outgoing transitions, it cannot have any new outgoing transitions added

If you need to make these changes, you will have to either deactivate the workflow by removing the associations of the workflow with all projects, or create a copy of the workflow.

You can always make a copy of the active workflow, make your changes, and then swap the original with the copied workflow in your workflow scheme.

When editing an active workflow, you are actually making changes to a draft copy of the workflow created by Jira. All the changes you make will not be applied until you publish your draft.

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