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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

Atlassian Marketplace and third-party apps

In the context of Jira, an app is a separate software package that can be installed into Jira to extend its capabilities. An app often consists of multiple modules, such as custom fields, reports, and workflow post functions. You would often hear people talk about apps, add-ons, and plugins. In the context of Jira, all three refer to the same thing, so in this book, we will use the term app. But if you see the terms plugin or add-on mentioned, we are really talking about the same thing.

Most apps are registered and listed on the Atlassian Marketplace, at The Marketplace lets you, as the end user, browse and search for apps, read user reviews, and get documentation and contact details for the app vendor. For example, when searching for apps that can integrate with Slack, we can see the following apps on the Marketplace:

Figure 12.1 – Atlassian Marketplace

Jira apps on the...