Category: Introduction to Jira

Jira Basics – Module 7 : Searching For Issues

March 29, 2020
You can’t use Jira without searching for issues. You build up a database of issues stored in Jira and at some point you’ll want to find a group of issues or a particular issue. For that you’ll need to use the search capability that Jira provides.  This search capability comes in three flavours. 1. Predefined Filters 2. The "Basic" filter 3. The "Advanced filter (JQL) For the predefined filters you’ll find that Jira has some links already defined that will provide you with a list of issues relating to some preset criteria. For example you can click on a link labelled ‘My Open Issues’ and you’ll see a list of issues assigned to you that are in an Open...
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Jira Basics – Module 3: Labels and Priorities

June 14, 2019
Lables and Priorities In the last module we saw how to create and structue our Jira Projects. In this module our objective is to understand why we need labels and priorities. We'll also look at setting project priority values and label values. Finally we'll see how we can search for issues based on labels and make bulk updates to our Jira issues.  Why Do We Need Labels and Priorities? There are two other properties of an issue that will help you organise and track your issues. One is the ability to give an issue a priority category. The other is to give your issues one or more labels. Assigning lables and priorities helps you look, for example, for all...
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Jira Basics – Module 2.5: Lead Management

May 29, 2019
For different reasons, users data can be organized and readily accessible in a variety of formats. With ADBMS, a user can then easily store data, retrieve data, modify data, analyze data, and create a variety of reports from the data (Aldrin 25-37). Many organizations today have all three of these types of application software packages installed on their personal computers. Word processors, electronic spreadsheets, and database management systems make users' tasks more efficient. When users are more efficient, the company as a whole operates more economically and efficiently. This is how can safely conclude that there is nothing these days that cannot be done with the use of comprehensive and meaningful applications. This is the main reason why there are...
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Jira Basics – Module 2: Jira Projects

April 18, 2019
We’ve looked what an issue is in Jira and how to create them. It’s great to be able to track our work as issues in Jira but the real power comes from Jira’s ability to group, organize and categorize these issues. When you start to get into 100’s, 1000’s or even 10,000’s of an issue the ability to focus just the issues you need becomes absolutely critical. Each Jira issue records a number of key pieces of information that allow us to categorize the issues. Those pieces of information can include the following: Project Components Releases Priority Status Labels Assignment So, for example, you might have an issue that is part of a particular software project, that is related to...
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Jira Basics – Module 1: An Introduction to Jira

March 17, 2019
We’ve put together a series of 6 training modules that make up an introduction to Jira course. This course is focused on the basics of Jira. We’re covering the core concepts, the building blocks, that makeup Jira. This isn’t focused on any particular development methodology (like Agile) and we don’t go into configuring/using Jira to manage Agile projects here. We’re leaving that for a separate course. What we are doing is going through the core components of Jira and showing you what Jira is built on. It’ll give you the knowledge you need to deal with Issues and see how those issue records can be managed. We’re going to start out looking at what an Issue is (not any specific...
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