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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

Implementing dashboards and incorporating gadgets

Dashboards are a great way to see multiple reports on a single screen. Jira refers to these mini-reports as gadgets. Gadgets come in a variety of formats—bar graphs, pie charts, simple lists, and two-dimensional (2D) pivots. To create a new dashboard, click on the Dashboards option in the top navigation menu bar and select Create dashboard, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.21 – Dashboards

The ensuing dialog box allows you to name the dashboard, along with entering a description. On this screen, you can also share the dashboard using the same permissions functionality we discussed earlier for filters (see Figure 6.19). I have named mine Staff Meeting Dashboard, as illustrated in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.22 – Naming and sharing a dashboard

After clicking the Save button, you will see the initially created dashboard. By default, the layout...