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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

Selecting an app and its vendor

Now that we have seen what third-party apps are and how they can be useful to you, you might want to go to the Atlassian Marketplace and find as many useful apps as you can and install them into your own Jira instance. This is actually very dangerous and is often how people find themselves in difficult situations, such as during Jira upgrades.

As useful as third-party apps are, care must be taken when choosing and installing them. When choosing to install an app, there are several important factors to consider and you must do your due diligence:

  • Is the app well maintained and supported? It does not matter whether an app is really good, as if it is not maintained and supported, you will not be able to get any help when you run into problems or need to upgrade Jira later. Take a look at the reviews from other users, see whether the app has a good track record of supporting multiple versions of Jira, and see whether the vendor has a support channel...