Jira Essentials A complete Jira guide for beginners

Making Jira your best friend
Jira Essentials A complete Jira guide for beginners
File Size :
2.48 GB
Total length :
4h 34m



Masha Ostroumova


Last update

Last updated 9/2021



Jira Essentials A complete Jira guide for beginners

What you’ll learn

Setting up the Jira account and Jira projects
Creating and editing Jira issues
Creating and using Scrum and Kanban boards in Jira
Running sprints in Jira
Understanding and interpreting different types of Jira reports
Designing and creating Jira dashboards
Filtering issues in Jira using standard and advanced filters
Understanding project settings in Jira and project customization
Using epics, labels, components and fix versions to organize work
Learning tips and tricks to easily manipulate issues and organize product backlog
Troubleshooting the common problems

Jira Essentials A complete Jira guide for beginners


No prior knowledge or experience is required, but it would be beneficial for students to understand some basics of Agile, especially Scrum and Kanban


More than 65 000 companies use Jira nowadays and the number is growing. Whether you are already working in one of these companies and need to step up in your Jira game, or are planning a career change and need to add “Jira expertise” to your CV to increase your chances, this course is for you! After completing this course you will be able to confidently set up Jira projects, create and modify issues, set up filters, Scrum and Kanban boards and dashboards. You will know how to read and make sense out of various reports and graphs and set up your own reports. You will learn a massive amount of useful tips and tricks, and not only will you become a confident Jira user, but you would also be able to improve your team’s productivity and performance by improving their Jira setup!We will also touch upon some advanced topics – advanced filtering, workflows management, project custom settings and many more. The majority of the lectures is follow-along, so we will set up a brand new Jira instance together and explore various settings, tools and functionalities step by step while setting up a nicely organized backlog.What is Jira?Jira is a popular project management software which is used across different industries and supports any kind of work, from Agile product development to waterfall project planning, from helpdesk operations to portfolio management. Jira allows to integrate multiple tools, plugins and add-ons which further enhance its functionality and create unique workflow for the organization.While Jira is extremely popular (and for good reasons – it is a very versatile and powerful tool), a lot of people find it counterintuitive, confusing and complicated. The reality is that it is sometimes not straightforward at the beginning, so it is easy to do things wrong, which would lead to heavy workflows, unproductive processes, cluttered backlogs and frustrated teams.Why choose this course?Your instructor is an enterprise Agile coach who also has been supporting one of the largest Jira instances in the world for 4 years as a superadmin and has over 8 years of working with Jira. I know exactly what can (and will!) go wrong, I have seen all sorts of mistakes people make and all the struggles they experience. My goal is to make your interaction with Jira smooth, enjoyable and fun.We will spend some time on basics to make sure you understand all the underlying principles and building blocks and will gradually explore more and more advanced topics. You will set up your own Jira, projects, boards, dashboards and filters and you will practice your skills as we move forward. All the skills that you learn you will be able to immediately apply to your organization’s Jira – I will let you know how not to break it.Sign up today and start making Jira your best friend!UPDATE: auto-generated English captions have been reviewed, edited and updated, so that you can enjoy accurate captions!


Section 1: Getting familiar with Jira basics

Lecture 1 Overview of Jira

Lecture 2 ACTIVITY: Set up your first Jira project

Lecture 3 Understanding epics, issues and subtasks

Lecture 4 ACTIVITY: Structure your project hierarchy

Lecture 5 Basic and advanced filters

Lecture 6 ACTIVITY: Create a filter

Lecture 7 Section recap

Section 2: Building Jira boards and organizing team processes

Lecture 8 What are Jira boards?

Lecture 9 ACTIVITY: Create your first Scrum board

Lecture 10 Ranking and principles of prioritization

Lecture 11 Everything you need to know about labels

Lecture 12 What are components and versions?

Lecture 13 ACTIVITY: Fine-tune the board

Lecture 14 ACTIVITY: Manage the sprints in Jira

Lecture 15 Understanding differences between Scrum and Kanban boards

Lecture 16 ACTIVITY: Set up a Kanban board

Lecture 17 Section recap

Section 3: Stepping up your Jira game

Lecture 18 Understanding project settings

Lecture 19 ACTIVITY: Build a roadmap

Lecture 20 ACTIVITY: Build a dashboard for external stakeholders

Lecture 21 How do issue links work?

Lecture 22 How to read the reports?

Lecture 23 Bonus: if none of the reports work, what can I do?

Lecture 24 Section recap

Section 4: Conclusion

Lecture 25 Recap of the course

This course is for everyone who has to use Jira for their day-to-day work and would like to become more comfortable with the software

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 4h 34m | 2.48 GB
Created by: Masha Ostroumova

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