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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

Running a project with Scrum in Jira

Scrum is the first agile methodology we will look at. With Jira, a Scrum project consists mainly of two components – the backlog where you and your team will do most of your planning, and the active sprint agile board, which your team will use to track the progress of their current sprint. Let’s start with creating a new Scrum project in Jira.

Creating a Scrum project

The first step to working with Scrum in Jira is to create a project using the Scrum template. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Select the Create project option from the Projects drop-down menu.
  2. Choose the Scrum software development template and click Next:

Figure 3.1 – Creating a Scrum project

  1. Accept the settings and click Next.
  2. Enter the name and key for the new project and click Submit.

Once the new Scrum project has been created, you will be taken to the Scrum interface, as shown in the following screenshot...