Jira is an Agile software project management tool, it is popularly known for bug tracking and issue tracking, by using the one single Jira tool we can do so many things like Managing, Tracking, and planning of all the agile projects
Advantages of Jira are as follow:
These process cannot be done through emails because in a product there can be a lot of bugs and these bugs cannot be solved in a distributed and in a large team, and hence we need a bug tracking tool where Jira is the best bug tracking tool.
The other bug tracking tools are :
Because of the unique characteristics of Jira, it has become more popular than other software tools
Customized Issues: Jira can be customized easily according to our needs.
Reports: Jira can create a report of any project within a fraction, we can track of reports and can create any type of charts using the Jira.
Notification: Jira provides us very strong notifications, you will start receiving instantaneous emails and notify you about the issues immediately.
Powerful Search: Jira Provides us with a powerful search for creating the reports.
Secure: Jira is secure in their own way and many big companies are using it.
Track: We can easily track the issues and reports in Jira.
Extensible: Jira provides us with hundreds of plugins hence it is extensible.
Open Source: Jira is a licensed open source software.
Let us see how to create a Jira account and how to import the Jira project to work with the sample projects.
Navigate to https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
Now the Atlassian main page will open
Clicking on the product tab will take you to a page where all the Atlassian products are listed, select the jira software.
On the jira page, you can find a free trial for seven days, so we are going to proceed with that.
Enter the credentials and we can create our own URL for this site and then click on sign up
Jira will send an email to the corresponding email address to verify, log in to your email id and click on the verify me.
Once you are done with the verification Jira will ask you some questions, you can skip and move forward.
Jira will ask you to choose the classic template to create a project, here I selected scrum first
Provide a project name to create your own project.
If you have created your sample project successfully then you can find the page as below.
Default Dashboard :
In case if you want to create another project with different templates like Kanban or any other just follow the below steps:
Click on the current project name on the left upside corner and select Create Project.
Select change the template and then select the Kanban
Create a kanban sample project
Now you can see a kanban board as follow
If you open view all board, you can see KSP and SSP board