Agile Tools – Jira

Infoware Studios 2018 Training Offering and Calendar

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We are very excited to launch a jam packed training calendar for 2018.

We are introducing a few new public courses that we have been running on demand for clients over the last 2 years. With the increase in the Atlassian toolset adoption and it being the number one agile project management tool globally you can be sure to benefit from our new courses combining our deep experience with agile delivery together with the Atlassian toolset.

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Jira plugin not enabling after Jira restart

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Sometimes when developing a Jira plugin which creates customfields on installation, it does not enable automatically when Jira app is restarted, the reason being that the code which is used to add the customfields implemented from the class :InitializingBean, maybe with the class :DisposableBean. To remove somethings on plugin disable/uninstall as follows:

public class MyPluginInstaller implements InitializingBean,

DisposableBean { 

    @Override

    public void destroy() throws ...

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Agile tooling

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The Agile Tooling Debate 

We have had many debates over the last couple of years on agile tooling, what works and what does not work. When agile is scaled and needs to solve enterprise wide problems, the reality is that agile tools are a must.

Manual interactions and collaboration between people becomes too time consuming and it is difficult to coordinate schedules to have all the right people in the same room at the same ...

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Checking for Jira license and paid plugins

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From a support and maintenance perspective is it crucial to understand where to find your Jira license and Plugin licenses on your instance. Some users / clients only make use of certain plugins. To understand where to view your Jira license is vital if no one is really monitoring it. Or if it is your role to do so.

The first step will be to have either admin rights or system admin rights. Depending on how your ...

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Creating a Jira plugin which creates screens on installation

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Sometimes you want to create a Jira plugin which uses screens on it, but you don’t want to add the screens manually, thus the plugin itself has to install its own screens on installation which it is going to use.

Now in the plugin framework you have a file “atlassian-plugin.xml” which is where you insert modules which are going to be used by the plugin. This line of code:

<component key=”pluginInstaller” class=path-to-the-class-PluginInstaller /> 

has to ...

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How to create a dashboard in Jira

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Ever wondered how to create a dashboard in Jira? You can create your own dashboard or share a dashboard with your team by adding permissions for specific users, groups or project roles to access your dashboard. The first step will be to create a filter. The filter will be specific information you may require. Dashboards work well if you need a specific view or information on a certain project.

Step 1

Click on the Issue dropdown and select search for ...

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The Agile Creative

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Creative people are strange

Their brains are like spaghetti at times, and in and amongst those noodles are nuggets of brilliance. Creative people like to dictate their own hours. Well that makes sense, because flashes of brilliance don’t always exist from 9-5. Sometimes ideas will come at odd hours. So how do you introduce a creative person to an Agile tool such as Jira without making them feel like you’re trying ...

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How to import a jira plugin project in intellji idea

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There is some documentation on the Atlassian SDK web site on how to import a JIRA plugin project into Intellji IDEA, but I’ve found that the described steps are lacking some important details.

Creating a jira plugin

First of all, create the plugin with the normal command line command:

atlas-create-jira-plugin

 We can now import the project ...

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Definitions of common Jira & Agile terms

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Heard about sprints, kanban, story points and workflow, but have no clue what they mean? In this post, we breakdown some of the common agile terms used in Jira and Agile methodology.

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  • Sprint – A sprint is a 2 week work focus cycle that is used for all client projects at Client A.
  • Backlog – A backlog is a prioritized list of work / stories.
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Jira Plugin Development – Making sense of the Jira Technical Ecosystem

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This is the first in a series of articles dealing with Jira plugin development.

Overview

Jira is a project tracker web application built by Atlassian in Java, and is used for agile software development by thousands of project teams. Jira can either be used as a hosted application (Jira OnDemand), or can be installed on a local server. Jira OnDemand is ideal for smaller companies that do not want to take ...

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Online Agile Project Management Tools

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There are a number of online agile applications to assist with the management of agile software development projects. We’ll focus on agile tools that we’ve used on internal and external projects, namely Jira/Greenhopper, Pivotal Tracker and Trello.

Jira with Greenhopper

Greenhopper Agile tool

At Infoware Studios, we use Jira for all our projects. Jira is ...

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Increasing JIRA memory

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(Seeing OutOfMemoryErrors in the logs or Jira slows down is symptomatic of this.)

Java applications like JIRA and Confluence run in a “Java virtual machine” (JVM), instead of directly within an operating system. When started, the Java virtual machine is allocated a certain amount of memory, which it makes available to applications like JIRA. By default, Java virtual machines are allocated 64 MB of memory, no matter how many gigabytes of memory your server may actually ...

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AGILE TOOL SUPPORT: JIRA SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR GUIDE – Permissions & Security

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Permissions and Security

What is an issue ‘security level’?

Issue security levels allow you to control who can see individual issues within a project.

A security level’s members may consist of:

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  • Individual users
  • Groups
  • Project roles
  • Issue roles such as ‘Reporter’, ‘Project Lead’, and ‘Current Assignee’
  • ‘Anyone’ (eg. to allow anonymous access)
  • A (multi-)user picker custom field.
  • A (multi-)group picker custom field.
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Here is a list the different global permissions and the functions they secure:

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How to write a simple plugin that adds a new tab in JIRA

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How to write a simple plugin that adds a new tab (section) to JIRA’s top-level menu, with a number of menu items in the section. The menu items link to specific web pages. 

You can use this sort of plugin to add links from JIRA to other locations in your environment, such as your company’s intranet or your Confluence site.

In order to do this, you will create a JIRA ...

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