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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

Working with screen schemes

You have seen how we can create and manage screens and how to configure what fields to add to the screens. The next piece of the puzzle is letting Jira know which screen to use for each issue operation.

Screens are displayed during issue operations, and a screen scheme defines the mapping between screens and the operations. With a screen scheme, you can control which issue operations the screen displays, as follows:

  • Create Issue: This screen is shown when you create a new issue
  • Edit Issue: This screen is shown when you edit an existing issue
  • View Issue: This screen is shown when you view an issue

Just like screens, whenever you create a new project in Jira, a new screen scheme is created specifically for your project, and screens are automatically assigned to these issue operations.

The defaults created are usually good enough to get started. However, there will be times when you do not want certain fields to be available for...