Creating tickets

At the top of the screen you will see a rectangular button with the word create in it, this will give you the option to create a task which allows you to change the following options:

Issue/Task Type

  • Task: The most generic type of ticket, used for new functionality
  • Sub tasks: More granular tasks to break down a large task
  • Bug: For things that are broken or having problems
  • Question: (Self Explanatory Really) Can be used to ask a client a question about a specific feature or vice versa.
  • Epic: An Epic captures a large body of work, probably spanning multiple Projects
  • Tweak: To slightly change any current content/module already implemented
  • Improvement: If anything may need improving i.e. speed,layout,content etc.
  • New Feature: To be used for anything new which needs to be added or the clients would like

Summary

Think of this more as a ticket title than a summary as you will add more to the description box which is further down on the ticket window.

Reporter

Whoever creates the original ticket will automatically be set as the reporter but it is possible to change this within the ticket creation window.

If there are any changes to the ticket such as comments the reporter will be notified and kept up to date.

Description

This is used to go into more depth about the specific issue/task you are making the ticket for.

Assignee

This will be for whoever will be completing the ticket once it is created.

Priority

Think of this as an order list as anything with a "highest priority" will usually be looked at first and anything with "lowest priority" will be at the bottom of the list.

  • Highest
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low
  • Lowest

Adding a Sub Task to a Ticket

On the ticket you wish to add the sub task to, select More > Create sub-task

Jira task more menu

Chrome Markdown Extension

There is a great little extension for Chrome that will allow you to write in Markdown and then convert this to Jira format

Markdown to JIRA

To use this, you will need to update the options with the following:

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This is required to enable it for our Jira domains