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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

The HR project

Armed with the new knowledge that you have gathered in this chapter, together with fields from the previous chapter, it is time for you to further customize your Jira to provide a better user experience through presentation.

What we will do this time is create new screens and apply them to our HR project. We want to separate the new fields that are showing generic fields from our specialized custom fields designed for handling employee onboarding and termination. We also want to apply the changes to the issues of the New Employee and Termination types only, and not affect the other issue types in the project. As with any changes to be done on a production system, it is critical that you have a backup of your current data before applying changes.

Setting up screens

In Chapter 5, Field Management, you created a few custom fields specifically designed for our HR team. The problem we had is that all of the new fields show up for both the New Employee and Termination...