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Jira 7: For Developer, Administrator & Project Managers

Get hands-on practice on Jira customization and issue tracking implementation for your organization
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Packt Publishing
99 students enrolled
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Learn to manage your projects effectively with Jira
Explore Jira customizations for various use cases.
Get complete administrative control over your projects
Deal with real-world situations in which Jira is useful in organizations
Learn to execute bulk changes to issues
Create custom filters, dashboards, widgets, epics, stories, bugs, and tasks.

Jira software is an agile project management tool that supports any agile methodology, be it scrum, Kanban, or your own unique flavor. From agile boards to reports, you can plan, track, and manage all your agile software development projects from a single tool. 

This course follows a strict practical approach and demonstrates detailed use & working of Jira 7. Initially, you’ll learn basics of Jira which also covers some crucial components of Jira 7 technology such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and JIRA Service Works. Developers will then learn to development within Jira and integrating with other tools such as Bitbucket and Github,  Integrating Jira with LDAP and implementing SSO & much more! Additionally, project managers will learn the difference between different issue types, how to manage them all in a backlog and how to create and configure your board to optimize your specific workflow. Finally it teaches administrators how to create and customize Dashboards so everyone can watch the team as they continue to succeed!

By the end of this course, you will have developed a great working knowledge of Jira Software, thus making your project management much more efficient and release great software.

Contents and Overview

This training program includes 2 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive training possible.

The first course, Jira 7 Guide for Administrators and Developers you start with basics of JIRA and show how JIRA can be customized to suit the needs of your organization. This updated edition will cover all major components of JIRA 7, which includes JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and JIRA Service Works. We cover everything you need to know to set up a fully-functional implementation. Finally, we will also go over the newly added features in Jira 7.10.

In the second course, Creating and Running an Agile Project in JIRA you will dive straight into the action, exploring critical agile terminologies and concepts in the context of JIRA Software. You will learn how to plan, track, and release great software. This course will teach you how to choose a workflow, set issue types and assign permissions.You will learn to stay connected with your team from anywhere to ensure great development.You will also be able to use JIRA Dashboards to broadcast your project results to all stakeholders so everyone is aligned. By the end of this course, you will have developed a great working knowledge of JIRA Software, thus making your project management much more efficient.

About the Authors

  • Ravi Sagar is an Atlassian Consultant and Drupal expert with several years’ experience in web development and business analysis. He has worked extensively at implementing and customizing big Jira instances for project tracking, test management, support tickets, and Agile tracking.

    Ravi founded Sparxsys Solutions Pvt. Ltd in 2010. This company provides consultancy and training services on Atlassian tools and Drupal. He has a keen interest in building accessible websites adhering to WCAG guidelines. Ravi’s areas of interest include project management and Agile methodologies.

    Along with this, he has also authored several books for Packt. They are:

    • Mastering JIRA 7 – Second Edition

    • Mastering JIRA.

    • Your Definitive Guide To Building a Fantastic Blog in Drupal

    His certifications also include:

    • Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator.

    • Atlassian Certified in Agile Development with Jira Software.

  • David Harned is a PMO Director for Monotype and is a motivated and inspired leader of Agile thinkers, driving adoption within enterprises that have numerous parallel-distributed, highly autonomous, and self-organized teams. He is a design, usability, and customer experience advocate. He has managed developer group building in the e-commerce retail business. David is an Agile believer and uses Scrum, Kanban, and Lean as well as hybrid approaches for project management. David is an expert in the implementation of Scrum at scale using standards and tools for process and visibility across the enterprise. David holds many certifications in the project management and Agile domains including: PMI Project Management Professional, Digital Project Manager, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, and as Certified Scrum @ Scale Practitioner. David has used JIRA since 2005 and he uses it nearly every day to execute projects with Agile teams.

Jira 7 Guide for Administrators and Developers

1
The Course Overview

This video provides an overview of the entire course.   

2
Introduction to JIRA Administration

Why do we need to customize JIRA.                         

  • Learn different aspects of Jira Administration

  • Follow the steps to learn Jira Administration

3
An Overview of Project Configurations

Learn the overview of Jira Administration.

  • Understand the building blocks in Jira

  • Assign project manager the Project Administration rights 

4
Understanding Various Schemes in Jira

Learn about schemes and different types of schemes.

  • What is a Scheme

  • Explain various schemes

5
Jira Customization Best Practices

How to customize Jira as an administrator.

  • Learn the responsibilities as a Jira Administrator

  • Learn the Jira Customization Process

  • Reuse the configuration and create standard templates

6
Required Configurations for Test Management

In the first video, we will go through an overview of all the requirements from the business that they want to have in Jira.                         

  • Review the requirements

  • Understand various proposed configurations

  • Review the workflow to support Test Management processes

7
Issue Type Scheme

In this video, we will learn how to create a new Issue type scheme.                         

  • Create the required Issue types

  • Create an Issue type scheme

  • Learn how to associate the scheme to the project

8
Workflow Scheme

This video will cover creating new Workflow scheme.                         

  • Create the new Workflows

  • Create a Workflow scheme and define Issue type mapping to different workflows

  • Associate the Workflow scheme to the project

9
Issue Type Screen Scheme

In this video, we will show how to create more fields and display them to the correct Issue types.                         

  • Create new custom fields in Jira

  • Add the new custom fields to various screens and map the screens to the Issue types

  • Associate the Issue type screen scheme to project so that the correct fields are displayed in the Issue types

10
Field Configuration and Priority Schemes

This video will show how to make certain fields mandatory in the project and create project specific Priorities.                         

  • Create a Field configuration scheme

  • Map the Field configuration to an Issue type

  • Associate Field configuration and Priority schemes to the project

11
Permission and Notification Schemes

The last video in this section will show how to change project permissions and notifications.

  • Create a Permission scheme

  • Create Notification scheme

  • Associate both the schemes to the project

12
Validators

Learn the 1st type of advanced workflow configurations.

  • Create a transition screen to capture additional field

  • Create a field analysis when the test campaign is published

  • User fills the field during workflow transitions

13
Conditions

Learn the 2nd type of advanced workflow configurations.                         

  • Understand the building blocks in Jira

  • Assign project manager the Project Administration rights

14
Post Functions

Learn the 3rd type of advanced workflow configurations.                         

  • Understand who can start the progress of workflow

  • Stop user from closing the Test Campaign

15
Using Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner

In the first video, we will take a look at Tempo apps which are very popular for time sheets and planning work in Jira.                         

  • Get introduced to Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner app

  • Understand the benefits of both the apps

  • Demonstrate how these apps work and bring more feature to ease the time management in Jira

16
Automation in Jira Using Script Runner

In this video, we will see a very popular app called Script Runner to do extreme customizations in Jira.                         

  • Get introduction to this app

  • Understand the benefits of using Script Runners as compared to out of the box features in Jira

  • Showcase some common examples where this app can bring lot of power for the Jira Administrator

17
Using X-Ray for Test Management

In this video, we will take a look at using X-ray for Test Management instead of customizing Jira manually.                         

  • Get introduced to X-ray and its benefits

  • Understand how this app can be used to better organize your test cases

  • Explore how this app brings end to end traceability with it rich and useful reports

18
Advanced Reporting Using EazyBI

In the final video of this section, we will discuss how advanced pivot like reports can be created in Jira using EazyBI app.                         

  • Get introduced of this app

  • Understand the benefits of using EazyBI

  • Create dynamic reports and dashboards with EazyBI

19
Integrating with Bitbucket and GitHub

In the first video of this section, we will learn how to integrate Jira with Bitbucket and GitHub.                         

  • Demonstrate the required steps to link Jira with Bitbucket

  • Understand the benefits of such integrations

  • Learn Smart commits and Workflow triggers

20
Integrating with Other Atlassian Tools Using Application Links

In this video, we will explain what application links in Jira are.                         

  • Learn how Application links work

  • Explore various examples of Application links between Jira and other tools

  • Understand the purpose of Application links when Jira is used with them

21
Integrating Jira with LDAP and Implementing SSO

In this video, we will take a look at integrating Jira with company’s user directory and the concept of Single Sign On.                         

  • Understand the User directories in Jira and how Jira can also be integrated with LDAP

  • Get to know the benefits of using SSO using Atlassian Crowd

  • Learn about popular apps for implementing SSO in Jira

22
Mail Handler in Jira

In the final video of this section, we will explain how to create and comment on Jira issues by simply sending an email.                         

  • Understand what is Mail Handler in Jira

  • Explore different types of Mail Handler

  • Understand advanced processing of mail using apps like Enterprise Mail Handler for Jira (JEMH) and Email This Issue

23
Import and Export

In the first video of the section, we will learn how to backup and  restore Jira and discuss the possibilities of importing data into Jira.                         

  • Learn the Backup and Restore capabilities of the tool

  • Understand how one or multiple projects can be imported in Jira

  • Understand importing data from External tools using CSV import feature in Jira

24
Jira Administration Best Practices

This video will describe various best practices to maintain your Jira instance.                         

  • Understand the important of the log in Jira

  • Explore various best practices like using banner and using introduction test in the dashboard

  • Understand the importance of Backup policy for your Jira instance.

25
Troubleshooting Jira

This video will describe various common issues that you may face with Jira and their possible solutions.                         

  • Learn how to use Atlassian support when you buy Atlassian products like Jira

  • Explore the  various common configuration issues

  • Learn the possible solutions for common problems

26
Setting Up Change Control Board

In this video, we will lay the foundation of Change Control Board and discuss its important.                         

  • Understand the Jira customization process

  • Understand the framework for setting up Change Control Board

  • Explore various scenarios of change request in Jira and how to perform impact analysis before implementing them in Jira

27
What Is New in Jira 7.10

In the last video of the course, we will explain the new features in version 7.10 of Jira.                         

  • Understand Archiving project feature in Jira Data Center

  • Learn the new UI on Jira 7.10

  • Explore the improvements in this new version

Creating and Running an Agile Project in JIRA

1
Course Overview

This video provides an overview of the entire course. 

2
Projects Keep Your Work Organized

This video will give a small introduction to JIRA and also start by showing how to use projects to keep you work organised.                         

  • Get a small introduction to JIRA

  • Learn how to use projects to keep your work organized

3
Creating an Account with Atlassian

This video will show how to create an account with Atlassian.                         

  • Create an account

  • Get a free trial

  • Start using JIRA

4
Project Creation and Management

Projects allow you to organize all of your different streams of  work within JIRA. This video will show you how to create your project  and manage them as well.                         

  • Create a project

  • View your projects

  • Manage your projects

5
Schemes, Screens, Workflows, and Permissions

Screens, workflows, permissions, and notifications give you many  options to tailor JIRA to your work. This video will deal with just  that.                         

  • Learn what screens are and how to configure them

  • Learn what workflows are and how to configure them

  • Learn what permissions are and how to configure them

6
Epics, Stories, Bugs, and Tasks

This video will show how to use epics, stories, bugs, and tasks in JIRA.                         

  • Learn the different issue types

  • Learn how they are different from each other

  • Learn why to use each one

7
Issue Type Attributes, Adding, and Removing Them

This video will show the different work item attributes are and how to customize them to fit your needs.                         

  • Learn the different issue attributes

  • Learn how to use the different attributes

  • Learn how to customize the attributes

8
Managing the Items in Your Backlog

This video will show how to use your backlog to get all of that work defined, prioritized, and refined.                         

  • Learn what a backlog is

  • Learn how to organize and prioritize your backlog

  • Learn how to get your backlog refined

9
Creating and Configuring Your Board

This video will show how to run your Sprints with a board and how to use the columns and Swimlanes.                         

  • Learn what a JIRA board is

  • Learn how to use your board

  • Learn how to customize your board

10
Creating and Starting a Sprint

This video will show how use the backlog to refine work, plan and then begin your Sprint iteration.                         

  • Learn how to create a Sprint 

  • Learn how to make sure work is ready for a Sprint

  • Start your Sprint

11
The Daily Scrum

This video shows how to use JIRA to keep the team all on the same page and know if you are on track to meet your commitment.                         

  • Use JIRA for the daily scrum

  • Confirm that all work is visible to everyone for high alignment

  • Use burndowns for tracking progress against the team commitment

12
Smaller Stories or Tasks?

This video shows how to optimize your Sprint work items for your team.                         

  • Learn the different methods of breaking down actionable work

  • Learn if you should use smaller stories or tasks to organize 

  • Learn what works best for your team and your work

13
Closing the Sprint — the Sprint Report

This video shows how to end a Sprint and what to do with any undone work.                         

  • Learn how to know if your Sprint is finished

  • Learn how to close your Sprint 

  • Learn what to do with work items that are not completed at the end of the Sprint

14
Versions and Releases

This video is about versions and how to use them to create releases that meet your milestones.                         

  • Learn what versions and releases are

  • Learn how to assign items to a version

  • Learn how to do a release

15
Burndown Report

This video is about burndown reports, how to read them and what data can be used to populate them.                         

  • Learn what a burndown report is

  • Learn how to read a burndown report

  • Learn what data can be used to populate a burndown

16
Sprint Report

This video talks about Sprint reports, how to read them and how you can use them to highlight team wins.                         

  • Learn what a Sprint report is

  • Learn how to read a Sprint report

  • Learn how to use a Sprint report to broadcast team accomplishments

17
Velocity Chart

This video talks about velocity charts, how to read them and how to use the data to get insights about your team performance.                         

  • Learn what a velocity chart is

  • Learn how to read a velocity chart

  • Learn how to use a velocity chart to estimate future Sprint commitments

18
Release and Epic Burndowns

This video shows how to release and epic burndowns, how to read them and how to use them to estimate deliveries.                         

  • Learn what a release burndown is

  • Learn how to read a release burndown

  • Learn how to use a release burndown to estimate delivery of a Release

19
Version and Epic Reports

This video speaks about version and epic reports, how to read them and how to use them to estimate deliveries.                         

  • Learn what a version report is

  • Learn how to read a version report

  • Learn how to use a version report to estimate delivery of a Release

20
Issue Searching Using JQL

This video speaks about what JQL is, how to write queries in JIRA  using the simple and advanced editors and how to export your results.                         

  • Learn what JQL is

  • Learn how to write queries in JIRA

  • Learn how to export results

21
Saving and Managing Filters

This video show to how to save your query into a filter, how to set permissions and manage them.                         

  • Learn what a filter is

  • Learn how to set rights for filters

  • Learn how to manage your filters

22
Executing Bulk Changes

This video shows how to make bulk changes so that you can change the attributes or move many items at once in JIRA.                         

  • Learn why you might use a bulk change

  • Execute a bulk change 

  • Confirm that you made a bulk change correctly

23
Creating New Boards from Saved Filters

This video tells us how to visualize the results of a filter with a new custom board.                         

  • Learn why you might want a new board

  • Create a board

  • Learn how to use your new custom board

24
Creating and Managing Dashboards

This video shows what a dashboard is, why you would want to use one and how to create it.                         

  • Learn what a dashboard is

  • Learn how to create a dashboard

  • Learn how to manage your created dashboards

25
Adding Gadgets to Your Dashboard

This video tells what a gadget is, check some example gadgets that  the author thinks are useful, how to add them and configure for your  own use.                         

  • Learn what gadget is

  • Learn how to add a gadget

  • Learn how to configure a gadget

26
Sharing Your Dashboard

This video shows how to distribute the dashboard that you created so team performance is visible to all stakeholders.                         

  • Learn how to share a dashboard

27
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