You are here

Mastering JIRA 7

Mastering JIRA 7

Book Details

ISBN 139781786466860
Paperback450 pages

Book Description

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues.

This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases.

You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs.

Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.

What You Will Learn

  • Plan the installation and upgrade of your JIRA instance to the newest version
  • Configure issue type schemes, create customized workflows, modify permission schemes, and change notification schemes
  • Implement JIRA Service Desk to manage your support tickets
  • Customize JIRA for test management, helpdesk, and requirement management
  • Deploy JIRA for Agile tracking using the Scrum and Kanban techniques
  • Develop JIRA add-ons to extend JIRA's functionality
  • Migrate data from external systems using CSV import
  • Generate reports directly from the JIRA database and use custom JavaScript and CSS
  • Integrate your JIRA application with third-party tools such as Confluence, SVN, and Git

Table of Contents

1: PLANNING YOUR JIRA INSTALLATION
2: SEARCHING IN JIRA
3: REPORTING – USING CHARTS TO VISUALIZE THE DATA
4: CUSTOMIZING JIRA FOR TEST MANAGEMENT
5: UNDERSTANDING ZEPHYR AND ITS FEATURES
6: SAMPLE IMPLEMENTATION OF USE CASES
7: USER MANAGEMENT, GROUPS, AND PROJECT ROLES
8: CONFIGURING JIRA USER DIRECTORIES TO CONNECT WITH LDAP, CROWD, AND JIRA USER SERVER
9: JIRA ADD-ON DEVELOPMENT AND LEVERAGING THE REST API
10: IMPORTING AND EXPORTING DATA IN JIRA AND MIGRATING CONFIGURATION
11: WORKING WITH AGILE BOARDS IN JIRA SOFTWARE
12: JIRA ADMINISTRATION WITH SCRIPTRUNNER AND THE CLI ADD-ON
13: DATABASE ACCESS
14: CUSTOMIZING LOOK, FEEL, AND BEHAVIOR
15: IMPLEMENTING JIRA SERVICE DESK
16: INTEGRATING JIRA WITH COMMON ATLASSIAN APPLICATIONS AND OTHER TOOLS
17: JIRA BEST PRACTICES
18: TROUBLESHOOTING JIRA

Buy now: https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-jira-7-second...

Just finished writing my second book - Mastering JIRA 7 - Second edition and other updates

I just finished writing my second book - Mastering JIRA 7. It will be published in few weeks from now and I can't explain the extreme pleasure I am experiencing right now that I decided to write a blog about it. Well I have not been writing much on my blog for the past few years. I tried to write often but I didn't feel like writing or sharing my feelings. Anyways below is the link to the book. You can pre-order it if you want right now.

My second book is going to be published
I started writing my first book in Sep 2014 and it was published in May 2015. Writing the first book was really tough as it required all the thoughts and ideas to be written from scratch. That book was mainly based on my experience working on JIRA and other Atlassian tools. I was quite involved in the first book that I devoted lot of my energy. Writing a book doesn't really pay you much but having a published book gives a very good image in front of potential clients. I tried writing books earlier. In fact I also have one Drupal kindle version book that I wrote in 2011 and it was again a good experience but when you work with professional publishers you have a team of people proof reading your book both language wise and technically. Also, they help you with formatting the book so it is readable by variety of readers. I really learned a lot about book writing with my first book.

Earlier this year Packt contacted me to write a second book that would be an update of the first one. I knew that first book gave me so much respect in the market and I did not hesitate even for a moment to say yes for the second one as well. Writing the second edition of my first book was relatively easy as I was aware of lot of things but since there are lot of changes in JIRA 7 primarily breaking up JIRA into JIRA Core, JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk, I had to write new chapters and change the images in almost all the chapters. It was little tough but I was able to do it.

Briefly back to job culture
This year I did a project for one of the bank. They use JIRA heavily and had lot of migration and upgradation work. It was difficult job and they needed someone to work from their office. Since they are a bank, they don't allow remote work. All the work had to be done from their office in Gurgaon. Initially I was not sure if I should take that project or not. Mainly because I was not used to going to office and that too. I have been on my own for several years now but I thought lets give it a try. So I went to their office for 6 months. I used to take their office cab, work with their employees, eat lunch with them and it was nice experiencing office lifestyle after a while plus I got to do some amazing work there.

Last year was tough
Overall last one year was really tough. Life is not simple and it could be really difficult sometimes. I had tough times but I managed to survive and will continue to do so. I think if you have lot of friends and have good social life then troubles in life will not seem big.

Got very active social life
In the past one year I probably drank the most alcohol, mostly with friends. I have fortunate to have very good friends. No matter how hard life hits you, your friends will always support you. I made sure to meet them regularly every week. When you are with friends it helps to forget about big troubles, atleast for a while.

Made some serious career decisions
I would like to say that I made some really big decisions recently related to my career. I will reveal more about it in my upcoming blogs.

I think that is it for now. There are many things to share but you cannot write about everything. In the past one year I think I have grown as a person. I restarted lot of long lost activities like painting and learning guitar. I plan to do something really amazing in the next few months and I hope you will love it too.

Subscribe to RSS - Mastering JIRA 7