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by Patrick Li




Learn how to track bugs and issues, and manage your software development projects with JIRA

Overview

Learn how to set up JIRA for software development. Effectively manage and handle software bugs and issues. Includes updated JIRA content as well as coverage of the popular GreenHopper plugin.

In Detail

Atlassian's JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to aid speed of development and quality of code. This book will show you how to develop software more efficiently by planning, designing, and customizing your own JIRA implementation.

JIRA is a popular issue tracking product designed for better bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management. JIRA 5.2 Essentials provides a comprehensive guide covering everything you will need to plan, set up, design, customize, and manage your software development projects efficiently and to a professional standard.

In this practical book you will learn how to design and implement JIRA for project and issue tracking. You will jump into the installation and design of JIRA before going through the required techniques to effectively manage issues that threaten your software development project.

Each chapter builds on the last, taking you through important concepts and techniques such as business processes and workflows, setting up e-mail notifications, field and screen management, and reporting. Using these techniques you will be able to make JIRA adapt to your organization and save time and energy by developing software more efficiently.

Newly improved and updated to JIRA 5.2 this book also includes a section about GreenHopper and Agile development with JIRA.

What you will learn from this book

Design and implement JIRA to work for you and your team. Master JIRA issue and project tracking methods. Make your data tell a story through powerful data query and information retrieval. Get to grips with GreenHopper, Bonfire, and Agile development with JIRA. Secure JIRA to protect your data. Capture and display data to users by using different types of fields in JIRA.

Approach

JIRA 5.2 Essentials is packed with real-world examples and practical tutorials which will help you become a JIRA expert.

Who this book is written for

If you want to get started with JIRA, then this book is made for you. Only basic computer skills and project or issue management knowledge is required. The book will provide the rest. This book would also be of interest to experienced JIRA users who wish to improve their workflow and master the new features of JIRA 5.2.

Download JIRA 5.2 Essentials epub
ISBN: 1782179992
ISBN13: 978-1782179993
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Programming
Author: Patrick Li
Language: English
Publisher: Packt Publishing (April 18, 2013)
Pages: 396 pages
ePUB size: 1684 kb
FB2 size: 1237 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 707
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Mr.Bean
OK book but not killer good.
Funny duck
I strongly recommed this book because of considering a very helpful tutorial to everyone who need a bugtracker and Agile management tool. The author describe with examples how to use JIRA not only as bugtracker.
grand star
Nothing against Atlassian, but I personally found their Online Documentation to be very good but also difficult to navigate. Perhaps it has more to do with the Confluence Wiki format which I don't personally prefer. While this book is a few versions behind, in general it offers good explanations of the relationships between various Jira-centric terms/ideas (Screens, Schemes, Issues, Workflows, Issue Workflow Schemes, etc).

These can be very confusing to understand if you are new to Jira or find yourself newly-responsible for setting up or Configuring it. The thing to note is that it is an 'Essentials' book, and as such is pretty elemental. For me, the e-book worked but you might prefer hardcopy.
Grari
This book covers all the essentials for people to get started with JIRA. From overall JIRA architecture, detailed installation steps, to setting up workflow and securing JIRA, JIRA users and administrators will find what they need in this book. It is especially worth mentioning a cohesively written Chapter 6 on "Workflows and Business Processes" should help readers grasp JIRA workflows so they can create new or adapt existing workflows for their business needs.

For advanced JIRA users, the book offers something new too. There are helpful tips and resources, such as examples of plugins to extend out-of-box workflows or to add useful custom fields. If you are familiar with JIRA but are new to JIRA 5, the book highlights what's new.

The book is written in a way that makes it easy to follow. The author uses visualization to illustrate the potentially confusing concepts and their relations e.g. how fields and screens work together.

The book may be long for some because it covers so much, however it is a good reference book. For anyone in charge of training others in the company to use and configure JIRA, this book can serve as a good base and provide a framework for training sessions.
Granigrinn
This book is an update to a previous edition and most if not all of the major updates from Jira 4 to 5 have been included. Screenshots, installation changes and general workflow.

An improvement over the last title is the inclusion of GreenHopper and agile development. That said, this could be a little longer but is a nice start and a good place to begin before jumping to the docs and tutorials around the web.

Overall, very good book on Jira and one worth having around the office especially for the newer members of a team who may not have used Jira lots.
Steelrunner
With the abundance of documentation provided by Atlassian itself on all their products and JIRA in particular, it's hard to come up with the book that offers any extra value to the reader.

Jira 5.2 Essentials filters down some of the overwhelming aspects of JIRA setup and concentrates on the detailed review of the backbone functionality, such as workflows, issue management, security and reporting. Book also touches on quite a good selection of existing plugins and extensions available on Atlassian Marketplace.

Personally, I would love to see more on the way Greenhopper can be used with some real world scenarios, especially when it comes to estimates (the ever interesting debate on point vs hours).

Book is well structured and content is arranged in the nice and intuitive way, where most of the chapters can be read on their own, as a reference material.
Drelalak
Great for beginners for learning, and advanced for printed quick-ref.

For JIRA 6, Patrick moved to video - Might be another useful tool - even though much in this book is VERY valid still.
JIRA 5.2 Essentials provides thorough coverage for both the JIRA user and administrator. The book begins by clearly explaining the architecture and installation process for JIRA (On Windows). From there, it goes through what "Projects", "Issues", and "Fields" are. Once you get past the basics, every corner of JIRA is explored with examples and screenshots.

We've been running on JIRA since 5.0, and it has been great to us. It continues to solve project management issues and we would recommend it to any organization. This book should be on the desk of any user or administrator of JIRA. Do keep in mind that it is behind by a full release. With that, I do not feel that JIRA's structure and concepts have changed significantly enough to keep anyone from purchasing this book.

Disclosure: I was provided a reviewer's copy.