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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


Over the years, Jira has grown from a simple bug-tracking system designed for engineers to manage their projects to an all-purpose issue-tracking solution. The term Jira now refers to a suite of products, including Jira Software, Jira Service Management, Jira Core, and others. With this change, each product is more focused on what it does and the value it provides. It is now easier than ever for customers to choose the product best suited to their needs, whether they are running an Agile software development project, a customer support portal, or simply a generic task management system.

With the latest Data Center offering, Jira is now the go-to solution for any enterprise that is looking to future-proof its teams with performance, reliability, scalability, and security.

In this book, we will cover all the basics of Jira and its core capabilities, as well as advanced features offered by the data center offering. We will also explore third-party apps that add additional features to the Jira platform. Packed with real-life examples and step-by-step instructions, this book will help you become a Jira expert.