What is Jira used for?
Jira Software is part of a family of products designed to help teams of all types manage work. Originally, Jira was designed as a bug and issue tracker. But today, Jira has evolved into a powerful work management tool for all kinds of use cases, from requirements and test case management to agile software development. In this guide, you'll learn which features and functionalities of Jira can help your team with your unique needs.
Glossary of items
Scrum boards enable teams to manage their sprints and backlog.
A kanban board allows teams to visualize the flow of work and limit work in progress.
A backlog contains outstanding issues for a team to work on.
Epics, User Stories, Issues
An epic represents a large body of work, which may require several sprints to complete. Multiple user stories comprise an epic. A Jira issue represents a single piece of work in a project.
Time tracking allows teams to record the amount of time they spend working on issues.
Teams can create custom workfflows to drive the progression of issues on a scrum or kanban board.
Roadmaps create a visual representation of all the epics a team is working on, so teams can plan large pieces of work in advance.
Advanced search uses Jira Query Language (JQL) to search for specific criteria in issues that can’t be done in quick or basic searches.
Utilize permissions to grant team members different levels of access and to lock down sensitive information.