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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

Creating forms

Until the rollout of JWM projects, there was no way to have organization-wide Jira project forms available without using a third-party vendor, which usually meant additional cost. There have been Atlassian Marketplace apps available for years, as well as portal forms for JSM, but this meant either additional license fees for JSM agents or purchasing an app from the vendor.

This will, of course, change as Atlassian begins to incorporate the ProForma forms functionality near the end of 2021 from the acquisition of ThinkTilt. It is unknown at the time of writing this book as to the effect of the ProForma tool across the Jira family, but it is thought that the built-in forms for JWM projects will continue alongside ProForma.

So, what's the big deal about using forms anyway? What advantages does a form provide that the normal Create button and its associated screen do not? The fast answer is that it can remove many pain points we experience with the typical request...