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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

Jira and Third Party Apps

As we have seen in previous chapters, Jira is a highly customizable product that allows you to customize many of its features to better suit your needs. Of course, no product is perfect, and despite Jira’s rich set of features, there are still gaps within the product that cannot fulfill everyone’s needs. Recognizing that they cannot do this alone, Atlassian allows Jira to be extended by others, including partners, independent software developers, and customers, through Jira’s highly extensible app infrastructure.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Apps and what they are
  • Atlassian Marketplace
  • Installing and managing apps after they are installed
  • Using apps to extend Jira’s features and capabilities