Jira is one of the most widely used project planning and status tracking applications in the world, with a wealth of features and customization points. This course is focused on what you need to know to make efficient daily use of Jira.
Jira is a very widely used project planning and tracking tool, but it has so many features, options, and customization points that getting started can be challenging. In this course, Jira: Getting Started, you'll focus on getting up to speed and ready to use the tool on a daily basis on your own projects and with your own teams. First, you’ll learn core Jira concepts and terminology, how to create issues and plan upcoming work, how to track the status of efforts on boards, how to customize boards, and how to search for and report on issues. Next, you’ll see how to make use of code commit information in Jira, how to create custom dashboards, and how to choose from project templates. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll be ready to dive into Jira for your own efforts.
Course Overview Hi. I'm Jim Weaver, and I've been the target of a lot of project management over the course of my career as a software developer, and I've used and supported a lot of project management tools for both software and business efforts. Jira is one of the most widely used project planning and status striking tools in the world. It's been around long enough to have a wealth of features and customization points, so much so that it can sometimes be a little intimidating to get started with it. This course will get you up to speed on the important features of Jira you'll use daily so you can focus more of your time on your work and coworkers who love you and miss you rather than on your tracking tool. We'll cover core Jira concepts and terminology, creating and updating issues, using and customizing boards, searching for and reporting on issues, creating and sharing dashboards, utilizing code commit information in Jira, and creating a project. We'll follow a team for a startup company, Carved Rock Fitness, as they prepare for the opening of their high‑tech gym and climbing center using Jira as their planning and tracking tool. The Carved Rock Team will use both Scrum and Kanban projects in Jira to track software development and business efforts. By the end of this course, you'll feel guilty about not going to the gym more often, and you'll also be able to navigate Jira like a boss. So come join me for Jira: Getting Started as we try to answer the important question, does Rachel actually do any real work around here?