Course Description

Jira Training

JIRA is the most popular Agile project management tool used by software professionals to manage Agile projects efficiently. JIRA is also used for bug tracking and issue tracking during software development. JIRA helps in planning, tracking the team’s work, managing releases and reporting the team performance. 1000+ add-ons of JIRA can help one to get the most out of JIRA software. JIRA can be integrated with the existing tools and the workflow can be upgraded with other developer tools. The capabilities of JIRA can be leveraged in the space of Knowledge Management, Real time collaboration, continuous integration etc. Be it Scrum or Kanban or hybrid Agile methodologies, JIRA is an efficient tool for planning. Helps in accurate estimations using various estimation techniques like Story points, t-shirt sizes, hours etc. Value- driven prioritization can be done with a simple drag and drop method. Real time collaboration helps in knowing your team’s work and keeps everyone on the same page. The state-of-the- art reporting capabilities of JIRA helps the team to gain an insight into their performance. One can change the workflow and various options in JIRA according to the team size which emphasizes the scalability capabilities of JIRA.

Customized Training

Agile transformation for an enterprise from traditional to Agile environment will be successful only when an efficient Agile Project Management tool is will implemented and used effectively by Agile players in the organization. The utilization of the tool can be optimized only when the users are familiar with the capability of the tool. We ensure that the users (from simple to advanced) are well versed with JIRA tool by the end of the training. Though we have a standard curriculum on JIRA training we also tailor the JIRA training according to our customer needs. Our training packages cater the needs of a cross section of users like Agile coaches, developers, Scrum masters, product owners etc. We understand the experience, outcome and expectations by performing a due diligence of the customer environment through a continuous interaction prior to the training. We tweak the training curriculum accordingly. No wonder our JIRA corporate training is considered to be the best in the industry. This course helps to level up the JIRA skills from simple to advanced JIRA users. By the end of the training attendees will be able to know, but not limited to…

  • Downloading and Installation of JIRA, user management, configuring workflows, JIRA workflow Administration
  • Understand the various features of JIRA and how they can be aligned with Agile
  • Able to create a JIRA issue and understand the workflow
  • How categorization of issues done in JIRA
  • Tracking the progress of project tasks using JIRA dashboard
  • Setting up an Agile Project, creating user stories/issues, creating backlogs, Sprint Planning, prioritizing the sprints, monitoring the sprint through Scrum boards
  • Creating Kanban boards and Agile reporting
  • JIRA augmentation with Zephyr for test management
  • JIRA add-ons and integration
  • Many more…..

Why ExcelR?

ExcelR delivered a multitude of corporate trainings and considered as one of the leaders in JIRA corporate training space. No one knows the training needs pertaining to JIRA better than us Faculty is our strength. We have a pool of trainers who are well experienced, certified, qualified and passionate for training and are considered to be the best in the industry. ExcelR delivered 40+ trainings on JIRA across the globe. Our trainers have extensive experience in end-to-end JIRATraining. The entire training is studded with numerous practical examples to ensure hands on experience for the participants

Post Training Support

At ExcelR we do hand holding subsequent to the training. One can fix an appointment with the trainer to clarify their doubts for a period of time

Modes of Corporate Training

There are 3 modes of JIRA training is available with us

  • In-house corporate training
  • Virtual Instructor led online training

Course Curriculum

  • Detailed explanation of JIRA tutorial Basic concepts with examples – Issue, project and workflow 
  • Working with an issue:
    • Attaching a File
    • Attaching a Screenshot
    • Cloning an Issue
    • Commenting on an Issue
    • Creating an Issue
    • Creating a Sub-Task
    • Editing an Issue
    • Editing Rich-Text Fields
    • Emailing an Issue
    • Labeling an Issue
    • Linking Issues
    • Logging Work on an Issue
    • Modifying Multiple (‘Bulk’) Issues
    • Moving an Issue
    • Scheduling an Issue
    • Setting Security on an Issue
    • Viewing an Issue’s Change History
    • Watching and Voting on an Issue

Issue creation Best Practices

  • Importing issues into JIRA from Excel
  • Customize – Dashboards and user profile
  • Generating Reports
  • Issue Navigator
  • Understanding “Projects” and working with them
  • Search

Basic and advanced search features
Search result usage –export to various formats and creation of charts
Saved Search

  • A detailed explanation of JIRA agile methodology
  • How to set up and Agile Project 
  • How to create Agile Storie(Epics)/issues
  • How to create backlogs
  • How to prioritize and create sprints
  • Sprint Planning
  • How to monitor the sprint through scrum boards
  • A real time example of a scrum board and comparative analysis of JIRA scrum board to a physical one
  • Kanban boards
  • Customizing the agile workspace
  • Agile reports
  • JIRA download, installation and licensing
  • Migration to JIRA from Excel sheets/.CSV files
  • JIRA Project Management

Defining a Project
Managing Project Role Membership
Defining a Component
Managing Versions

  • JIRA User Management
    • Managing Users
    • Managing Groups
    • Managing Project Roles
    • Migrating User Groups to Project Roles
  • Configuring work flows
  • Setting accesses and permissions
  • Setting email and other notifications
  • JIRA Workflow Administration
    • Basic workflow concepts
    • Example workflows in real life
    • JIRA default workflow
    • Issue resolution
    • Capturing and presenting your Data
    • Custom fields
    • Mandatory fields
    • Common workflow configuration mistakes
    • Configuring workflows
    • Transitions, conditions and post functions
    • Step by step workflow configuration example
  • Add-on installation and configuration
  • Creating ‘Test’ issues
  • Linking Test cases to requirements
  • Creating, managing and running test cycles and sets
  • Defect reporting
  • Establishing traceability
  • Test reports from JIRA
  • Add-on installation and configuration
  • Requirement retrieval
  • Adding Test cases and linking them to JIRA requirements
  • Create Test cycles and test run
  • Defect Management
  • qTest Add-on JIRA Widget
  • Introduction to Confluence
  • Installing Confluence
  • Evaluation options for Confluence 
  • Supported platforms 
  • Installing Confluence on Windows 
  • Activating Confluence trial license
  • Finalising Confluence Installation 
  • Creating content in Confluence
  • Creating a Space 
  • Create content in Space 
  • Add heading and text in pages 
  • Editing page content – Part 1 
  • Editing page content – Part 2 
  • Customizing page layout 
  • Add images in pages 
  • Adding links in pages 
  • How to add Video 
  • More macros in Confluence 
  • Gliffy: Installation and basic usage
  • How to install Gliffy in Confluence 
  • Basic usage of Gliffy 
  • Confluence Administration
  • Add/Edit/Delete new users 
  • Adding group and setting permissions
  • Managing user permissions 
  • Managing add-ons or plugins 
  • Customizing confluence site 
  • Sharing and collaboration in Confluence
  • Watching page content 
  • Adding comments to pages 
  • Sharing page content 
  • Enabling restrictions on page 
  • Conclusion and Wrapping up 

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