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Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

This new and improved sixth edition comes with the latest Jira 8.21 Data Center offerings, with enhanced features such as clustering, advanced roadmaps, custom field optimization, and tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. This comprehensive guide to Jira 8.20.x LTS version provides updated content on project tracking, issue and field management, workflows, Jira Service Management, and security. The book begins by showing you how to plan and set up a new Jira instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, and business processes. You’ll also get to grips with Jira’s data hierarchy and design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book will help you understand the different issues that can arise in your projects. As you advance, you’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. Workflows, business processes, and guides on setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers will be covered alongside Jira’s security model and Jira Service Management. Toward the end, you’ll learn how Jira capabilities are extended with third-party apps from Atlassian marketplace. By the end of this Jira book, you’ll have understood core components and functionalities of Jira and be able to implement them in business projects with ease.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Jira
Part 2: Jira in Action
Part 3: Advanced Jira

Updating an existing workflow

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

  • 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.

Important note

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. None of the changes you make will be applied until you publish your draft.

Publishing a draft is a very simple process. All you...