If you are a team member working with Jira Software, you are in the right place! These pages will be useful to you, if you are a developer, designer, QA person, technical writer, or anyone else that uses (but does not configure) Jira Software. The topics in this chapter will help you use Jira Software to manage your work.

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Where do I start?

  • If this is the first time you're using Jira Software, read our Getting started as a Jira Software user before you start reading other topics.
  • If you're already familiar with Jira Software, use the search box below to find the topic you need.

Search the topics in 'Developing in an agile project':


The topics in this chapter cover the activities that you will need to do at any given time when you start using Jira Software.

Note, you will be working with boards in an agile project, and it may be worthy to know how to use the project sidebar in Jira Software. See Using the project sidebar for more information.

Searching for issues

While you're doing development work in Jira Software, there will come a time when you'll have to search for issues. The issue you're currently working on may be related to an issue your team worked on before, and you want to find that issue. There are many ways for you to search for issues in Jira Software.

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Working with issues

There's so much that you can do in Jira Software when you start working on your issues. You can create issues, estimate how long it takes to complete issues, collaborate with your team while working on issues, reference issues to and from your source repository, view the development information of issues, etc.

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Configuring dashboards

You can add, configure, and customize dashboards in Jira Software. With gadgets, you can choose the information that appears on your dashboard or wallboard — if you're using dashboards for that purpose. You can use the gadgets that help keep you and your team at your most productive.

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Managing your user profile

You may want to personalize some details in your user profile as you go about your development work. You can edit your user details, change your avatar or your password, set your Jira homepage, manage your email notifications, and view and manage your OAuth tokens, etc.

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