Administering a project
If you are the JIRA Core Administrator, there's quite a few things you are in control of, even if you aren't actually the person managing projects day-to-day. It's a good idea to become familiar with the following administration tasks so that you can effectively set up and customize business projects for your own team and other teams.
Define the project
All projects require a name, a project key and a project lead. These details help identify the project and the issues within it, and are defined when the project is created.
Create project roles for users
Control who can access a project by setting up project roles. Then assign individual users or groups to the project roles.
Configure the project board
Create a board for the project so that the whole team shares a common view of work tasks. The board shows what tasks need to be done, what is in progress, and what has been completed.
Set up project deliverables
If the project has release dates or deliverable milestones, use 'versions' to group the work that needs to be completed within a specific timeframe.
Create work groups
To associate issues with a specific project segment or person, use components. For example, if a set of issues relates to 'project reporting' create a component for this.
Define how work gets done
Each issue (or piece of work) has predefined steps to completion, called a workflow. A workflow controls how an issue progresses, from 'to do' to 'done'. You can modify and create new workflows to suit how your team works.
Customize issue layouts
Issues are the individual pieces of work your team does. You can edit the information layout of issues so that when new ones are created, the creator has to enter all required details.
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