Working with issues

Need help working with issues? Jira Core lets you create issues quickly, assign them to the right person, and get working on them right away. On this page, you'll find a quick overview of everything you can do with an issue, as well as links to pages with more detail.   

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What is an issue?

Different organizations use Jira to track different kinds of issues, which can represent anything from a software bug, to a project task, or a leave request form.

In Jira Core, an issue is essentially a packet of work. It could be a small task, like "Remember to order pizza for charity night", or a large chunk of hard work like "Build bridging wall between house and garage." It depends on your project, and how you and your team decide to break down your work into issues.

An issue is broken down into several key areas. Here's an example of an issue to send out an invoice. You can see all the critical information, like the assignee, due date and description, all in one place.

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We've released a new issue view for Jira Core boards, and we've started to roll it out for the full-page issue view. The issue detail view will look a little different, some procedures will change slightly, and we have a new editor with markdown support. Take a look at our info page to see what's changed and get the latest updates.

Next steps

Check out the following pages to reach issue ninja status:   

Last modified on May 17, 2018

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