What is Jira software?
Jira is software that was designed to manage the work of teams. It is a work management tool that can be used for any kinds of teams, like requirements and test cases, agile, project management, software development, product management, task management, bug trafficking features, etc. Jira Software is a work management tool for software teams that need to organize and track their work. Jira is incredibly flexible and can be customized to work with your team’s unique workflow, not against it, meaning teams of all kinds can enjoy increased productivity and visibility as they march toward releasing amazing software and products.
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Managing all projects
On the projects tab, you can view the projects that you’ve starred, recently opened projects, and also the option to view all the projects made and creating a new project.
Upon viewing all the projects, it shows all projects made by your team, and it also shows the Key project, the type of project, the lead, and the category of the project. It gives you the option to sort it by project type or categories, and it even gives you a search button if you’re still having a hard time looking for a specific project. You can still create projects using the top right button.
Managing a specific project
Upon opening a specific project, you’ll be able to see certain types of menu like the roadmap, backlog, board, reports, code, add an item, and project settings.
Roadmaps are one of JIRA’s features built to illustrate the team’s strategic vision and to show the teams what they should be working on. Jira roadmaps give you the ability to connect tasks into a broader product strategy and to order tasks and priorities based on consumer feedback. Everyone on the team can access the information, and the leader can also change the roadmap when needed.
The backlog is the next step after figuring out and setting up your project, and it could also be for anything like a product or a service. It is the section wherein you set-up the things “to-do”(which is called issues). Still, normally it isn’t listed in the form of a detailed summary, more like in the form of a story, like “As a user, I want to do this and that,” but in the end, it’s really all up to you on how would you set it up to makes things understandable for your team.
A small section would open in the write by Clicking the issue, showing you additional details that you can add or edit, like a description bar, assignee, labels, sprint, etc.
A board is a section where it shows you the issues created of a certain project that you are currently on. It is possible to have multiple boards on a single project if you are working and segments. In this section, you could also sort the issues by epics, types, or even group them to have them organized. Creating an issue would automatically put it on the “TO DO” column by default, but it also gives you the ability to add or edit columns depending on your system.