In this video, learn how Jira is used to manage projects.
- [Instructor] I've loaded up a few examples of Jira in action, so I can show you a typical scenario. Ellie is a QA tester for the FoodLover app. During her testing, she discovers a bug on the Settings menu. After logging into Jira, this is her initial view on what's called her Dashboard. Her Dashboard contains customized information most useful to her. She clicks Create to bring up an issue creation screen, chooses the FoodLover App project, and then selects Bug for issue type. She then adds a summary, "settings menu bug". She then adds relevant description information. She then chooses to create the bug by hitting the Create button. After she creates the ticket, it will be automatically assigned to a developer. Once the developer fixes the bug, he'll resolve the issue, and either assign it back to Ellie for further testing or select the Close transition to automatically close it. This depends on how the workflow was set up. Ellie then checks for the bug in the latest version. If it's fixed, she closes out the issue. If it still occurs, it's reopened and assigned back to the developer to attempt another fix. Later on, her manager does a search for all bugs currently written up against the last version of the app, and then checks which of these bugs were successfully fixed in the current version. Other projects may use scrum boards, which manage data in what are known as Epics, large portions of work. Alternatively, she can load up a Kanban board, providing a 5,000 foot view of tasks Ellie is currently juggling. A year later, an annual review performed by the executive team necessitates the need for a roadmap with information aggregated from one or all of the company's projects. Feeling lost? Don't worry, we're going to slowly go over all the concepts we just showed you in that demo piece by piece. What's important to remember is that, at its core, Jira is project management software that allows you to keep and track issues. That's it. So now, I click that Jira software icon again, and we are back on the home screen.
- Project management in Jira
- Creating and editing issues
- Searching Jira
- Bulk editing
- Saving and sharing dashboards
- Customizing boards