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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

The HR project

Now that we have seen all the key aspects that make up a project, let’s revisit what you have learned so far and put it into practice. In this exercise, we will set up a project for our human resources (HR) team to help them track and manage employees joining and leaving the company, as well as tasks related to the recruitment process.

Creating a new project

First, we will start by creating a new project for the HR team. To create the project, follow these steps:

  1. Bring up the Create project dialog by selecting the Create project option from the Projects drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Task management project template. We can use other templates in the Business project type, but the Task management template is the simplest option and will make future customization easier.
  3. Name our new project Human Resource and accept the other default values for Key and Project Lead.
  4. Click on the Submit button to create the new project.

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