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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

Better time tracking and reporting

In Chapter 4, Working with Issues, we briefly looked at how users can track their time spent against the issue they are working on. It is a very useful feature, and many organizations use this to keep track of their project’s progress. However, Jira’s out-of-the-box time tracking is rather rudimentary, and it is not very easy to get a report on the hours logged. Once again, apps to the rescue! When it comes to time tracking and reporting, there are several options available, depending on your needs.

If all you want is a better tool to get visibility into the hours logged by your users and create time tracking reports, then the Worklogs - Time Tracking and Reports app is perfect for you. Once installed, there will be a new Worklogs option at the top. Clicking that option will take you to the Worklogs report view provided by the app:

Figure 12.21 – Time tracking report

From here, you can select the project...