JIRA 6 Essentials
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JIRA 6 Essentials

Design a successful project and issue tracking implementation for your organization
4.5 (40 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
441 students enrolled
Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 9/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create projects in JIRA with the different UI interfaces, project components, and project versions
  • Learn everything about issues, starting with the basics, and move on to more advanced operations such as linking
  • Set up and customize user screens with custom fields to capture data based on your needs
  • Build and set up workflows, understanding different workflow components and their functions
  • Structure and manage users and group membership, understand and manage permissions, and integrate JIRA with LDAP
  • Set up mail servers, notification e-mails, as well as processing e-mails from users
  • Search data in JIRA with basic and advanced (JQL) search options using filters, dashboards, and gadgets
  • Manage add-ons in JIRA, integrate JIRA with other Atlassian applications, and configure JIRA as a feedback collection tool
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  • You will need to be familiar with your organization's standard operating environment, as well as basic working knowledge of project management, SMTP, POP3/IMAP, mail and LDAP.
  • Beginning with the basics of working with JIRA projects and issues, the course will introduce and explain advanced topics that JIRA administrators need to know in order to better understand and configure JIRA for their organizations.

JIRA 6 Essentials will show you how to use and manage your Atlassian JIRA instance. Starting from the basics of working with JIRA projects and issues, the course will introduce and explain advanced topics that any JIRA administrator will need to know to better understand and configure JIRA for their organizations.

This video course will introduce and explain important concepts in JIRA, and ultimately show you how to plan and design your own implementation. You will learn how to customize JIRA to adapt to your organization and add value to your business.

In this course you will learn how to understand and create your own workflows, implement access control with different security settings, manage user and group memberships, integrate with LDAP, set up a notification email system, extend JIRA's default functionalities with add-ons, integrate JIRA with other Atlassian applications or use JIRA as a general-purpose feedback collection system, as well as customize screens and field setups to capture data that really makes sense.

JIRA 6 Essentials covers everything that you need to know in order to set up a fully-functional implementation.

About the Author

Patrick Li is the cofounder and senior engineer of AppFusions. AppFusions is the leading Atlassian partner specializing in integration solutions with many enterprise applications and platforms, including IBM Connections, Jive, Google Apps, Box, SugarCRM, and more.

He has worked in the Atlassian ecosystem for over five years, developing products and solutions for Atlassian platform and providing expert consulting services. He is one of the top contributors to the Atlassian community, providing answers and suggestions on the Atlassian user forum.

He is extensively experienced in designing and deploying Atlassian solutions from the ground up, and customizing existing deployments for clients across verticals such as Healthcare, Software Engineering, Financial Services, and Government Agencies.

Who is the target audience?
  • The video course is primarily designed for IT administrators who will be managing and configuring their organization’s JIRA instance.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
Working with Projects
5 Lectures 17:22

Understand what a project is in JIRA.

Create a New JIRA Project

Learn how to create issues in JIRA. Customize the Create Issue screen for yourself.

Create a New Issue in JIRA

Find out project information, such as status and statistics.

Understand the Project Browser

Break your project into sub-modules with components. Plan project delivery with versions.

Add Project Components and Versions

Create new issue types to represent real-life use cases.

Import Issues into JIRA
Working with Issues
5 Lectures 19:19

Understand how JIRA presents issues, and understand what each section is.

Understand Issue in JIRA

Work with issues with basic operations.

Operate and Work with Issues

Break down complex issues into smaller subtasks. Convert issues into subtasks and vice versa.

Use Sub-Tasks to Better Manage and Structure Your Issues

Link issues to other issues in JIRA. Link issues into other web resources.

Link Issues to Other Resources

Create new issue types to represent real-life use cases.

Create and Manage Issue Types
Working with Screens and Fields
5 Lectures 18:02

Configure which fields to be placed on the screens. Use tabs to group similar fields together to get an uncluttered screen.

Manage and Configure Screens in JIRA

Create new screens from the scratch and have them displayed when users work with issues.

Create New Screens

Create new custom fields based on your needs. Configure the field settings for special field types.

Create New Custom Fields

Controlling field behaviors, including field visibility, mandatory requirement, and rendering options.

Controlling Field Behaviors

Allow different issue types and projects to have their own set of field configurations.

Apply Field Configuration to Specific Issue Types and Projects
5 Lectures 18:47

Add a new step to a workflow. Link the new step to the existing steps with transitions.

Preview 05:36

Control who can access workflow transitions based on predefined conditions.

Preview 03:37

Validate user inputs during workflow transitions.

Preview 02:22

Auto-execute additional functions as part of a workflow transition.

Preview 02:42

Have different workflows assigned to each of the issue types available in a project.

Preview 04:30
Security and Permissions
5 Lectures 21:16

Create new user accounts in JIRA. Also, manage user group membership.

Manage the User and Group Membership

Control access to administration-level functions in JIRA, and control who can access JIRA.

Control Access to JIRA with Global Permissions

Control access to the project. Control access to issue operations.

Control Project and Issue Operation Access with Permission Scheme

Allow users to control view access to issues.

Restrict Access to an Issue with Issue Security Scheme

Integrate JIRA with an existing LDAP server. Delegate user management to LDAP.

Connect JIRA to LDAP
4 Lectures 17:21

Allow JIRA to notify users via e-mails.

Enable JIRA to Send Outgoing e-mail Notifications

Allow users to receive notification e-mails for changes to issues they are working on.

Manage Notification Recipients for Updates in JIRA

Design and create your own e-mail templates for JIRA for use.

Create Custom Events and e-mail Templates

Create issues in JIRA by sending an e-mail. Add comments to existing issues by sending an e-mail.

Create a Mail Handler to Create Issues/Comments in JIRA from e-mails
Searching and Reporting
4 Lectures 12:31

Search for issues with visual search controls in JIRA.

Search for Issues in JIRA in the Basic Search Mode

Save your searches as filters for later use. Share your filters with other users in JIRA.

Search for Your Searches As Filters

Search issues with JQL (JIRA Query Language) with complex search logics.

Search for Issues in JIRA in the Advanced Search Mode

Create a custom dashboard to display information. Add gadgets to display tables and charts.

Create Your Own Dashboard
Advanced Features
4 Lectures 12:53

Extend the existing JIRA features with add-ons. Add new capabilities such as custom integration to JIRA with add-ons.

Extend JIRA with Custom Add-ons

Access the JIRA data from other Atlassian applications and vice versa. See updates from other Atlassian applictions inside JIRA's activity stream.

Integrate JIRA with Other Atlassian Applications

Create navigation links for integrated systems and other websites.

Navigate between JIRA and Other Applications

Generate a feedback collector form for your website. Collect and track the feedback gathered in JIRA.

Use JIRA As a Feedback Collecting System
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