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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

Adding issues to the Calendar

Up until now, having a Calendar view of your project's issues required using a third-party Marketplace app or adding the Calendar gadget to a dashboard. Either way, you could not see the calendar from directly inside your project. The Calendar was one of the first features to be added to JWM and provided an immediate lift in functionality not found in other Jira products.

To date, the Calendar is still fairly simple, with little flexibility in how issues are displayed. But the simple fact that you can access it directly in the project makes it super helpful, and we expect the JWM development team at Atlassian to continue to produce new functionality. To display the calendar, click on the Calendar menu option on the left, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 5.18 – The Calendar

The main driver to determine where on the calendar that issue will be displayed is the Due date field. The issue will appear...