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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

Archiving projects and issues

As you continue to use Jira, users will notice Jira’s performance starting to degrade over time. Some more noticeable examples include loading the Jira dashboard and searching for issues. Data size is indeed a major factor when it comes to Jira’s performance – the more projects, issues, and related configurations (such as custom fields) that you have, the more data Jira will need to process, and the slower it will be for your end users. The practice of archiving old and unused projects is often the solution to this problem.

Before Jira Data Center, archiving a project would require you to either export and then delete the project completely, or hide the project and its issues by removing permissions from users. Both approaches are convoluted and can be error-prone.

With Jira Data Center, there is now a built-in archive feature that makes the process simple and reliable. To archive a project, follow these steps:

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