Jira is a tool which is developed by Australian Company Atlassium. This software is used for bug tracking, issue tracking and project management. The name “JIRA” is inherited from the japanese word “Gojira” The meaning of this is often Godzilla. The basic use of this tool to trace issue and bugs.
JIRA Issues and JIRA Types
Jira issue would track bug or issue that underlies the project. We find the other features as below:
- Issues types
- Issue Attributes
Here the ‘Issue types’ displays all types of items which can be tracked by JIRA. JIRA issues are classified under varied forms like new feature, sub task, bug etc.
We have two types of Related Schemes in JIRA
- Default Issue Type Scheme- This is a issue type scheme, all newly created issues will be added automatically to this scheme.
- Agile Scrum issue type- We have issues and projects associated with agile scrum which will use this scheme.
Components are sub sections of the project, they are used for a group issues within the project into a smaller parts.Components add structures to the projects, breaking it up with features, teams and modules, sub projects and also more.
When any issue is created in JIRA, it is arranged and represented into a various fields, the display of field in jira is known as a screen. This is the field which can be transitioned and edited through workflow. For every issue, we can assign operation with screen. We go to main menu and also click on “Associate an issue operation with a screen”.
Issue Attributes has:
- Statuses: Many statuses which are used to indicate the progress of a project like TO DO, Inprogress, open, closed, Re-opened and Resolved. We have resolutions and priorities. In resolution it tells about the progress of issue like Fixed, won’t fix, duplicate, Incomplete, cannot reproduce, done.
Issue security schemes:
This function in jira allows you to control who can view the issues. It consists of number of security levels which have users or groups assigned to them. There is a Default Permission Scheme. Any projects that are created will be assigned to this scheme.
The features that Jira admin provide are:
- Audit Log- In Audit Log, we can see the possible details about the issue created and changes made in the issues.
- Issue Linking- This will show whether our issues link with any other issue which is already present or may be created in the project and also can de-activate Issue linking from panel itself.
- Mail in Jira- Using a mail system in admin, it can mail issues. An account on a POP or IMAP mail server or messages written to the file system are generated by an external mail service.
- Events- An event describes the status, default template and the notification scheme and workflow transition post function association of the events.
- Issue collectors- An issue collector always allows to gather the feedback on any website. In any administration, if we click on issue collectors an option will open asking for an Adding Issue Collector.
- Development tools- We can also connect our software development tools like JIRA tool using an admin function.