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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By : John Funk
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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By: John Funk

Overview of this book

Jira Work Management (JWM) is the newest project management tool from Atlassian, replacing Atlassian's previous product, Jira Core Cloud. While Jira Software focuses on development groups, JWM is specifically targeted toward business teams in your organization, such as human resources, accounting, legal, and marketing, enabling these functional groups to manage and enhance their work, as well as stay connected with their company's developers and other technical groups. This book helps you to explore Jira project templates and work creation and guides you in modifying a board, workflow, and associated schemes. Jira Work Management for Business Teams takes a hands-on approach to JWM implementation and associated processes that will help you get up and running with Jira and make you productive in no time. As you explore the toolset, you'll find out how to create reports, forms, and dashboards. The book also shows you how to manage screens, field layouts, and administer your JWM projects effectively. Finally, you'll get to grips with the basics of creating automation rules and the most popular use cases. By the end of this Jira book, you'll be able to build and manage your own Jira Work Management projects and make basic project-related adjustments to achieve optimal productivity.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Jira Work Management Basics
Section 2: Enhancing Your JWM Project
Section 3: Administering Jira Work Management Projects

Using shared schemes

Shared schemes are a great way to bring consistency to projects in your organization and reduce the maintenance needs for your Jira administrators. Having multiple projects use a single shared scheme allows you to change the scheme once and have it automatically update all the connected projects.

In my organization, we try to use shared schemes as often as possible. This might mean being a little creative with workflows to include statuses and transitions that use conditions based on the project's name or role. But once you have done that, it becomes easier the next time.

Updating the schemes on a free plan project can achieve the same result as a shared project template; it will just take a few extra steps. Note that we can do this with most shared schemes for the free plan, except for the permission scheme. As we saw in the previous chapter, Chapter 8, Configuring Permissions and Simple Administration, you cannot modify the permission scheme for...