Jira Essentials | A complete Jira guide for beginners
What you'll learn
- Setting up the Jira account and Jira projects
- Creating and editing Jira issues
- Creating and using Scrum and Kanban boards in Jira
- Running sprints in Jira
- Understanding and interpreting different types of Jira reports
- Designing and creating Jira dashboards
- Filtering issues in Jira using standard and advanced filters
- Understanding project settings in Jira and project customization
- Using epics, labels, components and fix versions to organize work
- Learning tips and tricks to easily manipulate issues and organize product backlog
- Troubleshooting the common problems
- No prior knowledge or experience is required, but it would be beneficial for students to understand some basics of Agile, especially Scrum and Kanban
More than 65 000 companies use Jira nowadays and the number is growing. Whether you are already working in one of these companies and need to step up in your Jira game, or are planning a career change and need to add "Jira expertise" to your CV to increase your chances, this course is for you!
After completing this course you will be able to confidently set up Jira projects, create and modify issues, set up filters, Scrum and Kanban boards and dashboards. You will know how to read and make sense out of various reports and graphs and set up your own reports. You will learn a massive amount of useful tips and tricks, and not only will you become a confident Jira user, but you would also be able to improve your team's productivity and performance by improving their Jira setup!
We will also touch upon some advanced topics - advanced filtering, workflows management, project custom settings and many more. The majority of the lectures is follow-along, so we will set up a brand new Jira instance together and explore various settings, tools and functionalities step by step while setting up a nicely organized backlog.
What is Jira?
Jira is a popular project management software which is used across different industries and supports any kind of work, from Agile product development to waterfall project planning, from helpdesk operations to portfolio management. Jira allows to integrate multiple tools, plugins and add-ons which further enhance its functionality and create unique workflow for the organization.
While Jira is extremely popular (and for good reasons - it is a very versatile and powerful tool), a lot of people find it counterintuitive, confusing and complicated. The reality is that it is sometimes not straightforward at the beginning, so it is easy to do things wrong, which would lead to heavy workflows, unproductive processes, cluttered backlogs and frustrated teams.
Why choose this course?
Your instructor is an enterprise Agile coach who also has been supporting one of the largest Jira instances in the world for 4 years as a superadmin and has over 8 years of working with Jira. I know exactly what can (and will!) go wrong, I have seen all sorts of mistakes people make and all the struggles they experience. My goal is to make your interaction with Jira smooth, enjoyable and fun.
We will spend some time on basics to make sure you understand all the underlying principles and building blocks and will gradually explore more and more advanced topics. You will set up your own Jira, projects, boards, dashboards and filters and you will practice your skills as we move forward. All the skills that you learn you will be able to immediately apply to your organization's Jira - I will let you know how not to break it.
Sign up today and start making Jira your best friend!
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Who this course is for:
- This course is for everyone who has to use Jira for their day-to-day work and would like to become more comfortable with the software
Having nearly 10 years of experience as Agile practitioner, Product Owner and Agile coach, I have worked with hundreds of teams to help them become more customer-centric, efficient and outcome-driven.
I used to work for NTT Communications, Rakuten, Indeed and most recently - for McKinsey & Company Japan, driving large scale Agile transformations across multiple industries and locations as an Enterprise Agile Coach. Now I have my own coaching and consulting business, Agile Apothecary (see "website")
I am passionate about teaching and coaching - nothing can be compared with the joy of helping someone to understand a new concept or to improve the way they are doing something.
I live and work in Tokyo, Japan and do a lot of snowboarding and scuba diving in my free time.
I was born in Russia (in case you are wondering about the accent) and I've been living in Japan since 2011. I chose to renounce my nationality in 2021 for political reasons and got naturalized as a Japanese citizen. I am strongly condemning the Russian aggression in Ukraine, I wish for the war to be ended and for war criminals to be punished. I am standing with Ukraine and I want to ask you, my dear students and future students to also support this beautiful brave country in the ways that are available to you.