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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By : John Funk
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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By: John Funk

Overview of this book

Jira Work Management (JWM) is the newest project management tool from Atlassian, replacing Atlassian's previous product, Jira Core Cloud. While Jira Software focuses on development groups, JWM is specifically targeted toward business teams in your organization, such as human resources, accounting, legal, and marketing, enabling these functional groups to manage and enhance their work, as well as stay connected with their company's developers and other technical groups. This book helps you to explore Jira project templates and work creation and guides you in modifying a board, workflow, and associated schemes. Jira Work Management for Business Teams takes a hands-on approach to JWM implementation and associated processes that will help you get up and running with Jira and make you productive in no time. As you explore the toolset, you'll find out how to create reports, forms, and dashboards. The book also shows you how to manage screens, field layouts, and administer your JWM projects effectively. Finally, you'll get to grips with the basics of creating automation rules and the most popular use cases. By the end of this Jira book, you'll be able to build and manage your own Jira Work Management projects and make basic project-related adjustments to achieve optimal productivity.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Jira Work Management Basics
Section 2: Enhancing Your JWM Project
Section 3: Administering Jira Work Management Projects

What's new in JWM?

After more than half a decade since the official rollout of the Jira Core branding, Atlassian decided that a makeover was due. In discussions with a selection of Jira users and Atlassian community leaders, Atlassian product managers and designers embarked on meeting the needs and desires of their customers in the Jira Core product makeover.

As already mentioned, while the underpinning of JWM projects has the same basic structure as company-managed software projects, it's the newest features that really set it apart from other Jira project types. Let's take a look at these here:

Figure 1.7 – JWM components

Figure 1.7 – JWM components

We will briefly look at the Jira board and new items here, but each will be expanded on in more detail in the chapters to come. These are listed as follows:

  • Summary: This feature provides information through an activity stream for the project and statistics related to issue status, priorities, and assignees.
  • List: This feature provides a list of issues for the project while displaying various fields (columns) for the particular issues. It also provides inline editing for each of the fields.
  • Board: This is the standard board feature provided for most Jira projects, though it is limited and not editable for things such as the board filter or card and color displays.
  • Calendar: This is an in-project calendar relating to issues within the project. It displays issues based on the due date and/or the start date.
  • Timeline: This feature is similar to the Roadmap feature available for JSW projects. It displays issues in a Gantt format.
  • Forms: Although listed in the plural form, there is actually just one form per project available at the time of writing this book. The form is simple to produce and uses an intake format, using drag and drop fields.