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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

Field Management

Projects are collections of issues, and issues are collections of fields. As we have seen in the earlier chapters, fields capture data, which can then be displayed to users. There are many different types of fields in Jira, ranging from simple text fields that let you input alphanumeric text, to more complicated fields with pickers to assist you with choosing dates and users.

An information system is only as useful as the data that goes into it. By understanding how to effectively use fields, you can turn Jira into a powerful information system for data collection, processing, and reporting.

In this chapter, we will expand our HR project with these customized fields and configurations, by exploring fields in detail and learning how they relate to other aspects of Jira. By the end of this chapter, you will have learned about the following:

  • Understanding system and custom fields and searchers
  • Managing and optimizing custom fields
  • Adding behaviors...