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Learn how to track bugs and issues, and manage your software development projects with JIRA
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782179993
Paperback396 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to set up JIRA for software development
  • Effectively manage and handle software bugs and issues
  • Includes updated JIRA content as well as coverage of the popular GreenHopper plugin

Who This Book Is For

If you want to get started with JIRA, then this book is made for you. Only basic computer skills and project or issue management knowledge is required. The book will provide the rest. This book would also be of interest to experienced JIRA users who wish to improve their workflow and master the new features of JIRA 5.2.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with JIRA
The JIRA architecture
System requirements
Installation options
Installing JIRA
Post-installation configurations
Summary
Chapter 2: Project Management
The JIRA hierarchy
Project permissions
JIRA Administration
Project interfaces
Project administration
Project Browser
The help desk project
Summary
Chapter 3: Issue Management
Understanding issues
What does an issue look like?
Working with issues
Issue linking
Issue cloning
Time tracking
Issues and comments
Attachments
Issue types and subtasks
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 4: Field Management
Built-in fields
Custom fields
Field configuration
Field configuration scheme
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 5: Screen Management
JIRA and screens
Working with screens
Working with screen schemes
An issue type screen scheme
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 6: Workflows and Business Processes
Mapping business processes
Understanding workflows
Workflow schemes
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 7: E-mails and Notifications
JIRA and e-mail
Mail servers
Working with outgoing mails
Mail queues
Manually sending e-mails
Events
Notifications
The notification scheme
Troubleshooting notifications
Incoming e-mails
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 8: Securing JIRA
User directories
Users
Groups
Project roles
JIRA permissions hierarchy
Troubleshooting permissions
Workflow security
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 9: Searching, Reporting, and Analysis
Search interface and options in JIRA
Filters
Reports
The Help Desk project
Summary
Chapter 10: General Administration
Customizing the look and feel
General configurations
Setting the announcement banner
Backing up and restoring JIRA
Searching and indexing
Add-ons
Summary
Chapter 11: Advanced Features
GreenHopper
Issue Collector
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Design and implement JIRA to work for you and your team
  • Master JIRA issue and project tracking methods
  • Make your data tell a story through powerful data query and information retrieval
  • Get to grips with GreenHopper, Bonfire, and Agile development with JIRA
  • Secure JIRA to protect your data
  • Capture and display data to users by using different types of fields in JIRA

In Detail

Atlassian’s JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to aid speed of development and quality of code. This book will show you how to develop software more efficiently by planning, designing, and customizing your own JIRA implementation.

JIRA is a popular issue tracking product designed for better bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management. JIRA 5.2 Essentials provides a comprehensive guide covering everything you will need to plan, set up, design, customize, and manage your software development projects efficiently and to a professional standard.

In this practical book you will learn how to design and implement JIRA for project and issue tracking. You will jump into the installation and design of JIRA before going through the required techniques to effectively manage issues that threaten your software development project.

Each chapter builds on the last, taking you through important concepts and techniques such as business processes and workflows, setting up e-mail notifications, field and screen management, and reporting. Using these techniques you will be able to make JIRA adapt to your organization and save time and energy by developing software more efficiently.

Newly improved and updated to JIRA 5.2 this book also includes a section about GreenHopper and Agile development with JIRA.

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