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JIRA 6 Essentials

Design a successful project and issue tracking implementation for your organization
Packt Publishing
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Create projects in JIRA with the different UI interfaces, project components, and project versions
Learn everything about issues, starting with the basics, and move on to more advanced operations such as linking
Set up and customize user screens with custom fields to capture data based on your needs
Build and set up workflows, understanding different workflow components and their functions
Structure and manage users and group membership, understand and manage permissions, and integrate JIRA with LDAP
Set up mail servers, notification e-mails, as well as processing e-mails from users
Search data in JIRA with basic and advanced (JQL) search options using filters, dashboards, and gadgets
Manage add-ons in JIRA, integrate JIRA with other Atlassian applications, and configure JIRA as a feedback collection tool

JIRA 6 Essentials will show you how to use and manage your Atlassian JIRA instance. Starting from the basics of working with JIRA projects and issues, the course will introduce and explain advanced topics that any JIRA administrator will need to know to better understand and configure JIRA for their organizations.

This video course will introduce and explain important concepts in JIRA, and ultimately show you how to plan and design your own implementation. You will learn how to customize JIRA to adapt to your organization and add value to your business.

In this course you will learn how to understand and create your own workflows, implement access control with different security settings, manage user and group memberships, integrate with LDAP, set up a notification email system, extend JIRA's default functionalities with add-ons, integrate JIRA with other Atlassian applications or use JIRA as a general-purpose feedback collection system, as well as customize screens and field setups to capture data that really makes sense.

JIRA 6 Essentials covers everything that you need to know in order to set up a fully-functional implementation.

About the Author

Patrick Li is the cofounder and senior engineer of AppFusions. AppFusions is the leading Atlassian partner specializing in integration solutions with many enterprise applications and platforms, including IBM Connections, Jive, Google Apps, Box, SugarCRM, and more.

He has worked in the Atlassian ecosystem for over five years, developing products and solutions for Atlassian platform and providing expert consulting services. He is one of the top contributors to the Atlassian community, providing answers and suggestions on the Atlassian user forum.

He is extensively experienced in designing and deploying Atlassian solutions from the ground up, and customizing existing deployments for clients across verticals such as Healthcare, Software Engineering, Financial Services, and Government Agencies.

Working with Projects

Create a New JIRA Project

Understand what a project is in JIRA.

Create a New Issue in JIRA

Learn how to create issues in JIRA. Customize the Create Issue screen for yourself.

Understand the Project Browser

Find out project information, such as status and statistics.

Add Project Components and Versions

Break your project into sub-modules with components. Plan project delivery with versions.

Import Issues into JIRA

Create new issue types to represent real-life use cases.

Working with Issues

Understand Issue in JIRA

Understand how JIRA presents issues, and understand what each section is.

Operate and Work with Issues

Work with issues with basic operations.

Use Sub-Tasks to Better Manage and Structure Your Issues

Break down complex issues into smaller subtasks. Convert issues into subtasks and vice versa.

Link Issues to Other Resources

Link issues to other issues in JIRA. Link issues into other web resources.

Create and Manage Issue Types

Create new issue types to represent real-life use cases.

Working with Screens and Fields

Manage and Configure Screens in JIRA

Configure which fields to be placed on the screens. Use tabs to group similar fields together to get an uncluttered screen.

Create New Screens

Create new screens from the scratch and have them displayed when users work with issues.

Create New Custom Fields

Create new custom fields based on your needs. Configure the field settings for special field types.

Controlling Field Behaviors

Controlling field behaviors, including field visibility, mandatory requirement, and rendering options.

Apply Field Configuration to Specific Issue Types and Projects

Allow different issue types and projects to have their own set of field configurations.


Create New Workflow Steps and Transitions

Add a new step to a workflow. Link the new step to the existing steps with transitions.

Add the Workflow Conditions

Control who can access workflow transitions based on predefined conditions.

Add the Workflow Validators

Validate user inputs during workflow transitions.

Add Workflow Post Functions

Auto-execute additional functions as part of a workflow transition.

Apply Multiple Workflows to One Project

Have different workflows assigned to each of the issue types available in a project.

Security and Permissions

Manage the User and Group Membership

Create new user accounts in JIRA. Also, manage user group membership.

Control Access to JIRA with Global Permissions

Control access to administration-level functions in JIRA, and control who can access JIRA.

Control Project and Issue Operation Access with Permission Scheme

Control access to the project. Control access to issue operations.

Restrict Access to an Issue with Issue Security Scheme

Allow users to control view access to issues.

Connect JIRA to LDAP

Integrate JIRA with an existing LDAP server. Delegate user management to LDAP.


Enable JIRA to Send Outgoing e-mail Notifications

Allow JIRA to notify users via e-mails.

Manage Notification Recipients for Updates in JIRA

Allow users to receive notification e-mails for changes to issues they are working on.

Create Custom Events and e-mail Templates

Design and create your own e-mail templates for JIRA for use.

Create a Mail Handler to Create Issues/Comments in JIRA from e-mails

Create issues in JIRA by sending an e-mail. Add comments to existing issues by sending an e-mail.

Searching and Reporting

Search for Issues in JIRA in the Basic Search Mode

Search for issues with visual search controls in JIRA.

Search for Your Searches As Filters

Save your searches as filters for later use. Share your filters with other users in JIRA.

Search for Issues in JIRA in the Advanced Search Mode

Search issues with JQL (JIRA Query Language) with complex search logics.

Create Your Own Dashboard

Create a custom dashboard to display information. Add gadgets to display tables and charts.

Advanced Features

Extend JIRA with Custom Add-ons

Extend the existing JIRA features with add-ons. Add new capabilities such as custom integration to JIRA with add-ons.

Integrate JIRA with Other Atlassian Applications

Access the JIRA data from other Atlassian applications and vice versa. See updates from other Atlassian applictions inside JIRA's activity stream.

Navigate between JIRA and Other Applications

Create navigation links for integrated systems and other websites.

Use JIRA As a Feedback Collecting System

Generate a feedback collector form for your website. Collect and track the feedback gathered in JIRA.

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