I have been creating lot of videos on ScriptRunner for Jira, which is probably one of the most powerful add-on that organisations use to make the best out of their Jira instance. If you are a Jira Administrator than you cannot at any cost avoid it.
Here you will find all the posts related to my work done on Atlassian tools. As of 2017 I have been working primarily as Atlassian consultant where I help companies in rolling out Atlassian tools like Jira, Jira Service Desk and Jira Software. I am loving this work as I get to work with many companies and travel a lot. Currently I live in London but I am from Delhi originally. I self taught myself to work on Jira and I gained expertise on it after doing several implementations. I also wrote couple of books, the latest one is Mastering JIRA 7 which is quite popular. Enjoy the posts, have fun :)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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