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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

Extending a workflow with workflow add-ons

There are a number of very useful add-ons that will provide additional components such as conditions, validators, and post functions. The following sections present some of the most popular workflow-related plugins.


You can find a number of very useful conditions, validators, and post functions with this add-on. For example, the Update Issue Field post function that ships with Jira allows you to update any issue fields such as priority and assignee when a workflow transition completes. The JSU add-on complements this by providing a very similar Update Any Issue Field post function that handles custom fields. There are many other useful components such as the Copy Value From Other Field post function, which will allow you to implement some amazing logic with your workflow. It is a must-have add-on for any Jira instance. You can find out more at

Jira Workflow...