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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


In this chapter, we looked at third-party apps, what they are, and what they can do. We looked at the Atlassian Marketplace, from where you can search for apps that might be useful to you. We also learned how to use the Universal Plugin Manager to install and manage apps, and some of its additional features to help troubleshoot problems in Jira, especially if the problem is related to apps. We also looked at some popular apps and how to use them to extend Jira’s capabilities, such as adding new custom field types and workflow post functions, so you can do more with Jira. Lastly, we looked at some important factors to consider when choosing what app to install. Jira is a great tool, and third-party apps help to make this tool even better, but you must make sure you choose the right app for you to ensure your long-term success.