Explore Jira Software to manage your projects proficientlyAbout This BookPlan and manage projects effortlessly with Jira Software by integrating it with other applicationsImprove your team's performance with Scrum and Kanban, together with agile methodologyEasy-to-follow learning guide to install Jira Software and understand how it fits in with Atlassian JiraWho This Book Is ForIf you want to get started with Jira Software and learn how to run your Jira projects the agile way, then this is the perfect book for you. You will need to be familiar with the basics of Jira, both from an end user's and an administrator's perspective. Experience with workflows, custom fields, and other administrative functions of Jira will be useful.What You Will LearnUnderstand the basics and agile methodologies of Jira softwareUse Jira Software in a Scrum environmentManage and run Jira Software projects beyond the out of box Scrum and Kanban wayCombine Scrum and Kanban and use other project management options beyond just agileCustomize Jira Software's various features and options as per your requirementsWork with Jira Agile offline, and plan and forecast projects with agile portfolioIntegrate Jira Agile with Confluence and BitbucketIn DetailJira Software is an agile project management tool that supports any agile methodology, be it scrum, Kanban, or your own unique flavour. From agile boards to reports, you can plan, track, and manage all your agile software development projects from a single tool. Jira Software brings the power of agile methodology to Atlassian Jira.This second edition of JIRA Agile Essentials, will help you dive straight into the action, exploring critical agile terminologies and concepts in the context of Jira Software. You will learn how to plan, track, and release great software. This book will teach you how to install and run Jira Software and set it up to run with Scrum and Kanban. It will also teach you to use Jira Software your way and run projects beyond the out-of-box Scrum and Kanban way, including a hybrid approach of both the methodologies and other options that come with Jira Software. Later, you will learn how to integrate it with the tools you are already using and enhance Jira with add-ons such as Confluence. You will learn to stay connected with your team from anywhere to ensure great development. Jira Software has numerous deployment options in the cloud, on your own infrastructure, or at a massive scale. You will be introduced to Bitbucket, Atlassian's distributed version control system, which integrates seamlessly with Jira, allowing your team to work within the two applications as one harmonious environment.With this practical guide, you will develop a great working knowledge of Jira Software and your project management will become much more efficient.Style and approachThis practical book explains Jira Software with the help of detailed examples in a step-by- step manner.