A Discussion About JIRA Tool

A Discussion About JIRA Tool

An Australian Company Atlassian developed Jira, which is a tool used for tracking bugs and issues as well as used in project management. The name “Jira” comes from the Japanese word “Gojira,” which means “Godzilla.” The primary use of Jira is to track issues and bugs related to the software and mobile applications. Aside from that, Jira is also for project management. Jira dashboard contains useful functions and features that make the management of issues easy.

In the Jira scheme, it is possible to configure everything. It consists of:

  • Workflows
  • Types of issues
  • Custom fields
  • Screens
  • Field configuration
  • Notifications
  • Permissions

Jira issues and types

Jira issue will track bugs or issues underlying the project. The importing project can make it possible to create issues. Under issues, there are other useful features like:

  • Issue types
  • Workflows
  • Screens
  • Fields
  • Issue attributes

Issue types exhibit all kinds of items that Jira can track and create. There are various forms under Jira issues such as new feature, sub-task, bug, etc. issue type schemes in Jira have two types, and they are:

Default issue type scheme – In this scheme, all newly created issues will automatically add to this scheme.

Agile scrum issue type scheme – Issues and projects related to Agile Scrum will use this particular scheme.

Aside from these two issue types, it is possible to add a scheme manually depending on requirements. For example, creating an IT support scheme, for this, you can drag and drop issue types from the available issue type to issue type for the current scheme.

Components of Jira

Components refer to the sub-sections of the project. They are mostly used for grouping issues in the project into smaller parts. You can generate reports, collect statistics, and display on dashboard using components. In order to add new components, you can add name, description, component lead, and default assignee.

The Jira screen

After creating an issue in Jira, arranging and representing different fields is what Jira screen is about. This field is possible for transitioning and editing through the workflow. For every issue, it is possible to assign the screen type.

Issue attributes

In Jira, issue attributes entail the following:

  • Status
  • Resolutions
  • Priorities

Various statuses indicate the progress of the project, such as to do, in progress, open, closed, reopened, and resolved. Similarly, you can have resolutions and priorities.

In resolutions, it tells about the progress of issues such as fixed, would not fix, duplicate, incomplete, cannot reproduce, and done.

In addition, it is possible to set priorities of the issue if an issue is critical, dominant, minor, blocker, and trivial.

A Discussion About JIRA Tool

Issue security schemes

This particular function in Jira permits to control who can view the issue. It consists of security levels that can have user or groups assigned to them. It is possible to specify the level of security for the issue while creating or editing an issue. Similarly, there is a default permission scheme in which it assigns the new project on this scheme.  

Conclusion

Jira is a useful tool, and we cannot deny that. It is just a matter of proper usage. Just like any other tool, Jira helps to detect issues and bugs in the project.

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