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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

Including multiple projects on your board

By default, when you create a new project, the agile board that’s created will only include issues from the current project. This is usually fine if your project is self-contained; however, there might be cases where you have multiple projects that are related or dependent on each other, and for you to get an overall picture, you need to have issues from all of those projects shown on a single agile board.

The good news is that Jira lets you do just this. One thing to understand here is that Jira uses what is called a filter to define what issues will be included on the board. Filters are like saved search queries, and when a project is created, Jira automatically creates a filter that includes all of the issues from the current project. This is why the default agile board that’s created with the project will always display the project’s issues. Filters will be discussed in Chapter 10, Searching, Reporting, and Analysis...