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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

Delegating screen management

Managing screen configurations used to be centrally controlled by the Jira administrator. The project administrator can only select what issue type screen scheme to use, but if modifications need to be made for the screens, the Jira administrator will need to be involved. This often creates a bottleneck for simple things, such as adding or removing a field from a screen, especially for large organizations that have many projects but only a few Jira administrators.

Jira now has a new feature called Extended Project Administration, which empowers project administrators by allowing them to make changes to screens used by their projects.

Extended project administration is controlled via permission settings, which we will cover in Chapter 9, Securing Jira.

There are, however, some restrictions for this, as listed here:

  • The screen must not be a default system screen
  • The screen must already be used by the project
  • The screen must not be...