Friday, July 5, 2019 - 15:50
So you have decided to learn Jira, great good choice. I can help. I was thinking of creating this page or blog or whatever you want to call it where I will list all the necessary resources to help your become a Jira expert.
How to use this page?
I will try to categorise my resources with tags and this page will have things in order starting from beginner level to advanced. So you may want to bookmark this page and come back here from time to time. Although my site is built on Drupal with new things updated automatically on the home page and there are separate sections for everything but this page can be your starting point.
Most of the resource as I mentioned before will be on this site with embedded videos so it will be easier to keep track of things. P
Ready, good. Let us start.
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 13:49
I really don't think that there is any specific way to write a blog. Blog is supposed to be like a journal where you can either keep track of what you are doing in life, share thoughts and express yourself or about your brand.
I personally prefer blog that are written naturally. I never plan to write a blog, also I never do iterations to edit my blog. I just write it and share it as it is. Simple. I think this approach works really well for individual blogs but for companies they may prefer doing reviews which is fine but I still feel blog should be free flowing with your thoughts and ideas and it is a place where people connect with you.
So don't follow any rules. Written whatever you feel like writing. Enjoy.
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 07:46
The permissions in Jira are quite granular. You can control lot of things that a user can or cannot do. However when a user has a permission to view the project they can also view all the issues under it. You may have a big project with thousands of issues and for some reason if you want to hide a specific issues from a group of people then it can still be donedone using Security Levels.
These security levels can be created and assigned to people and when you edit an issue you can change the security level based on the security scheme used in that project.
Enjoy hiding issues.
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 07:51
Very common question people ask, how do we give someone just the read only access to the project. It is actually very simple there is a Browse Project permission. Just modify the project permission scheme and assign this permission to ideally a Project Role like management and let individual project administrators manage people who then want to add in their project for just viewing the data and nothing else.
Simple trick isn't it?
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 07:40
Many years ago when I learned Jira I made lot of mistakes when using the CSV import to migrate issues to Jira. It is a great utility in Jira but it takes time to do proper mapping of fields and process the data in Excel. Even after testing everything on a test project in a test instance I used to still miss something in the CSV. I even wrote macros to process the sheet but still it never always worked perfectly.
So to revert the incorrect import I had to delete or modify those issues and to do that I had to find them using JQL first.
To easily find the recently imported issues I always used a unique label in the CSV file or update any field uniquely to segregate those issue when needed.
This was a little tip. I hope it was helpful. Enjoy.
By the way I recently restarted podcasting,…
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 07:36
It has been raining quite a lot for the past few weeks. Nothing unusual but little inconvenient. Couple of world cup matches were cancelled as well. Trains are also delayed when it rains a lot. Overall it is not bad especially if you have seen the worse but I noticed that it gets a bit depressing when you don't see the sun for few days in a row.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 21:50
I feel Jira Admin exam is not only about "how much you know Jira admin" but rather "the best way of doing Jira admin in different situations". I don't think the existing books (including mine) were written with a purpose of providing a guide to clear the exam. We are anyways not allowed to share sample questions asked :)
Each book is based on experiences of author when they were working as Jira Administrators. You will learn something different from each book. Comparing them is probably not a good idea.
Someone who is already a Jira admin and wants to clear the exam. Here are my tips.
1. Some preparation before you start a proper preparation
Do sample exam, it is short but will help in assessing where you are.
Make sure you already know Jira customisations, if not delay your exam.
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 08:18
I have been using ScriptRunner for Jira for many years but I never bothered to learn it properly. I don't even know groovy well, but I guess for doing Jira Administration you just need to know about programming and don't need to be a full fledged developer. So I started learning it properly and I thought of also sharing whatever I was learning and it might help others who are trying to learn ScriptRunner for Jira for doing wonderful things with their Jira instance.
Here is the link to my ScriptRunner for Jira playlist.
I recommend starting from the beginning. If you are a beginner and let me know if it was useful.
Enjoy and have fun.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 20:00
Today in the library I saw BBC micro:bit kit and I am quite excited about it. I have few weeks to play with it. I know it is a tiny micro programmable computer. Not sure how it works but looking forward to explore it.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 19:14
I made my first youtube video for educational purpose in 2011, that was 8 years ago. I had a windows machine back then and I made quite lot of videos, mostly on Drupal. Those videos were really bad (when I look at them now), when I say bad I mean as compared to my current videos which are not great either. My audio was bad, I was not talking properly, the delivery was not great either although the content was useful. I stopped making videos for a long while because youtube was not a big thing yet in India at least 8 years ago. It was a good platform but nothing like right now. I had other priorities in life so I didn't bother much. Around 2 years ago I though I should restart creating videos. My objective was simple - I wanted to learn new things and I know from my experience that when…