JIRA – Project Management and Bug Tracking

There are a lot of project management tools available online, but if you’re looking for a powerful, self-hosted project management then JIRA is hard to beat. Jira is a complete solution for project management. It is mainly used to track issues and bugs related to software and mobile applications.

There are different features which Jira has to offer. It allows users to create issues, plan sprints, and distribute tasks across the team. Jira allows us to deliver a project with a certainty that the information is always up-to-date. It helps improve team performance as it provides visual information which can be seen by the entire team. Once an issue has been identified, it allows us to assign tasks based on the priority level.

Bug and issue tracking in JIRA

Jira helps teams to find the bugs and to record it. One can also keep a track of the bugs. It is important that everyone in the team is able to find and record bugs. The bugs should be assigned to the right team members at the right time.

Record bugs

Once a bug is identified we can create an issue by adding all the details like title, description, priority, etc. We can either report a software bug or a project task and every unique issue type has its own work process.

Assign and prioritize

Once the bugs are recorded they can be ranked and prioritized depending on the importance of the issue and the team’s workload capacity.  Assigning bugs is pretty simple and can be listed by dragging and dropping them from the backlog to the To-Do column. In this way, we can ensure that the team is working on the highest priority tasks first.

Track bugs to done

In Jira Software, progressing issues will send a notification to developers linked to that issue. The work process is different for different issue types so that the QA team can focus on resolving bugs and the development team can concentrate on building new features.

Notification for any change

Jira enables us to customize the project so that the right person is notified if something is changed. So if a new bug is reported it will be sent to the correct team member.

Go from backlog to release

The team members often find bugs and issues during the QA process, however more regularly they discover them while using their products. Jira Software has additional items, such as capture for Jira, so that all team members can quickly capture these bugs and feature issues.

Once these bugs have been captured and prioritized in the backlog, software engineers can create a new branch in their source code management tool, and begin fixing the bug directly from the Jira ticket. As the bug moves through the workflow towards completion and deployment, Jira Software will automatically update the ticket to reflect pull requests, merges, builds and more, ensuring everyone in the team is always on the same page.

Whether you’re using Bitbucket or your own source code management tool, Jira Software’s deep integration with your DVCS system ensures that bugs are resolved as quickly as possible, while keeping everyone in the team on the same page the entire time.


Aishwarya Parab

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