Creating and Running an Agile Project in JIRA

Video description

JIRA Software is an agile project management tool that supports any agile methodology, be it scrum, Kanban, or your own unique flavor. 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 the agile methodology to Atlassian's JIRA Software.

With this course, you will 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 course will teach you how to choose a workflow, set issue types and assign permissions.You will learn to stay connected with your team from anywhere to ensure great development.You will also be able to use JIRA Dashboards to broadcast your project results to all stakeholders so everyone is aligned.

By the end of this course, you will have developed a great working knowledge of JIRA Software, thus making your project management much more efficient.

This course uses JIRA 7, while not the latest version available, it provides relevant and informative content for legacy users of JIRA.

What You Will Learn

  • Create your first project (and manage existing projects) in JIRA
  • Manage your board view and backlogs in JIRA
  • Run a Scrum Sprint Project in JIRA
  • Create reports (including topic-based reports)
  • Forecast using versions
  • Search for issues with JQL
  • Execute bulk changes to issues
  • Create custom filters, dashboards, and widgets
  • Create epics, stories, bugs, and tasks


If you want to get started with JIRA Software and learn how to run your JIRA projects the agile way, then this is the perfect video for you. You will need to be familiar with the basics of JIRA, from both the end user and administrator perspectives. Experience with workflows, custom fields, and other administrative functions of JIRA will be useful.

About The Author

David Harned: David Harned is a PMO Director for Monotype and is a motivated and inspired leader of Agile thinkers, driving adoption within enterprises that have numerous parallel-distributed, highly autonomous, and self-organized teams. He is a design, usability, and customer experience advocate. He has managed developer group building in the e-commerce retail business. David is an Agile believer and uses Scrum, Kanban, and Lean as well as hybrid approaches for project management. David is an expert in the implementation of Scrum at scale using standards and tools for process and visibility across the enterprise.

David holds many certifications in the project management and Agile domains including: PMI Project Management Professional, Digital Project Manager, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional, and as Certified Scrum @ Scale Practitioner. David has used JIRA since 2005 and he uses it nearly every day to execute projects with Agile teams.

David is a husband and the father of two amazing kids. He loves cars, motorcycles, and craft beer. You'll find him on summer days either in the garage or out for a drive.

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Product information

  • Title: Creating and Running an Agile Project in JIRA
  • Author(s): David Harned
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788835695