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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

Delegated workflow management

Just as we saw in Chapter 6, Screen Management, project administrators have also been empowered to make changes to workflows that are used only by their own projects, instead of having to rely entirely on the Jira administrator.

There are, however, some restrictions to this, as outlined here:

  • Only existing statuses can be used in the workflow
  • If the status is already used by an issue in the project, the status cannot be deleted from the workflow
  • Transition properties, conditions, validators, and post functions cannot be updated
  • The workflow must not be shared with any other projects
  • Workflows can only be updated in diagram mode

This allows you to make changes such as adjusting statuses and transition flow to workflows that are dedicated to a single project, which would normally be the case since new workflows are automatically created with each new project. To make changes to workflows for your project as a project administrator...