Jira Essentials

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Jira Essentials

This 2-day hands-on course provides a solid foundation of Jira. This course focus on the Jira cloud version.

This hands-on course covers all the features needed to manage projects and tasks in Jira. Learn how to set up and organize your work, create issues, switch between project boards, find issues assigned to you, and use basic dashboards. Learners will have access to a hands-on lab for real-world practice.

This course is for any Jira user looking to build their skills. No prior Jira experience is necessary. This course is for Jira Cloud customers (the Jira server version is available upon request).

learning Objectives

  • Understand what JIRA is and the benefits of JIRA
  • Understand the different work items and identify when to use each of them
  • Use Jira to document and maintain work items
  • Create and maintain work items
  • Configuring agile boards, managing the backlog, sprints, releases, etc.
  • Use search and filter functionality to retrieve work items (Basic, Advanced, JQL)
  • Customizing dashboards
  • Review and apply metrics

What you’ll Lean

Jira Overview

  • Introduction and Basic Concepts
  • Why Jira
  • Demo
  • Scrum projects vs. Kanban projects

Setting up your Project

  • Jira Terminology
  • Jira Basic Structure
  • Lab 1 – Course Overview
  • Lab 2 – Jira Overview
  • Lab 3 – Project Boards
  • Lab 4 – Scrum Projects

Jira Product Work items

  • Taxonomy Structure
  • Basic field data
  • Creating work items
  • Linking work items
  • Tracking communications via a work item
  • Lab 5 – Creating issues

Jira Scrum Boards

  • Basic Scrum Boards
  • Customizing the Scrum Board
  • Lab 6 – Scrum Boards

Search functionality

  • Search Overview & Demo
  • Lab 7 – Quick Search and Basic Search

Filters, Jira Query Language (JQL), and Reporting

  • What is a Jira filter?
  • The power of a filter
  • JQL Basics
  • Combining Filters and JQL to maximize results
  • Reporting
  • Lab 8 -JQL
  • Lab 9 – Filters

Jira Dashboards

  • Structure
  • Demo
  • Lab 10 – Dashboards

Jira Metrics

  • Why Metrics
  • Overview of standard Jira metrics
  • Demo

Jira Roadmaps (Plans) (for Jira Premium subscribers)

  • The power of Jira Roadmaps
  • Use filters to customize plans
  • Lab 11 – Creating a roadmap

Who Should Attend

  • Development Teams
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Executives
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Stakeholders


Important Information 

Duration: 2 Day
Format: On-Site and Virtual


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