Working with issues
What is an issue?
Different organizations use Jira applications to track different kinds of issues, which can represent anything from a software bug, to a project task, to 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.
We've released a new board issue view for Jira Core, and for some Jira Software users as a Labs feature. Some procedures are slightly different when viewing issues from a board. Find out more about it, and other improvements to our issue view, here.
Check out the following pages to reach issue ninja status: