What’s New? Atlassian Content and Materials

We’re constantly adding new content and materials to help Atlassian admins and users with their applications. Additionally we were limited in how many pages we could physically fit the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook! Here’s what is not in the book and new for Jira, Jira Service Desk, and Confluence!

New Worksheets

Jira Upgrade Automated Test Cases – Save time by automating your upgrade verification tasks.  Use these 37 test cases to get started.

Jira Merge Applications Comparison – Using this sample application comparison from a real use case, determine whether the application admin team should migrate data, migrate users but not data, or start over in a new application.

Initial Jira Set Up Decisions – Use this 35 question planning checklist to help you make initial decisions and consider actions you should take to ensure a successful setup. 

Jira Workflow Checklist – Use this 25 question checklist when planning and documenting custom workflows.

Jira Workflow Examples – Additional custom workflows to use as examples and examples of workflow documentation. 

Custom Plugin & Macro Vetting Procedure – Are users requesting custom plugins and macros for your Atlassian apps?  You need a request and test procedure

Customization Policy – Are users requesting customizations to Atlassian apps? You need a customization policy, request, and research procedure.

Jira Bulk Import Activity – Use the scenario, steps, and sample data to practice a successful import.

Remove Jira Notification Scheme Activity – When you have more schemes than you need, you’ll need to compare them, determine their differences, and decide which to keep, consolidate, or remove.

Jira New Project Interview – Questions to help you conduct a good initial interview when onboarding new teams to Jira.

Jira Project Permissions List – In addition to documenting Permission Schemes for the application-admin audience, provide the same information, in an easier to digest format, for end users.

Jira Workflow Phased Approach – Instead of creating a workflow status for every little step in your process, use a phased approach. 

Jira Project Admin Training Agenda – Use the sample agenda to create your own presentation to train your Jira project admins.

Jira Custom Field Audit – A worksheet to help you compare custom fields created by Jira, by add-ons, or by admins, for the purposes of clean up.

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New Online Courses

Our 30-minute, online, skill or topic-based courses get your users and admins up to speed fast!

For Admins

For Users

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New Packages

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New Books

Effective Jira Administration (Digital | Print | Kindle)
Battling Jira Custom Field Bloat (Digital | Print | Kindle)

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Other

Gift Certificate – Reward your team members or clients with a gift certificate for the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook, online training courses, or materials from the Strategy for Jira store!

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Final Chance for 20% off Print JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook

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New JIRA Administrator Training Course

A new JIRA Administrator training course, based on the principles in the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, is on the way!

Just like the workbook isn’t typical documentation, this course is different too!  This isn’t a traditional class, where you listen to the instructor speak all day, watch them click around a screen, and forget half of what you heard.

Instead, this course walks you through the content in the Workbook and helps you develop and implement your own strategies.  This is so much more than a standard training course.  Sure there’s content to read and videos to watch, but there’s also action items, interaction with the JIRA environment, and real scenarios to help you fix mistakes in your own application.  This course may also help you prepare for JIRA Certification.

The course is self-paced so you can review the material and complete the tasks when and in the order it makes sense for you.  Want to learn on the bus on the way to work?  Why not?  Want to pause while you discuss a scenario with your team?  Do it!

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Content Editors Announced

Today, my new book the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook is ready for Phase 1 of editing.

Phase 1 is all about content!  Things like: Does the content make sense for the intended audience?  Are the recommendations accurate?

The following fellow JIRA administrators were specially selected to help with the editing effort:

It took two years to get here, but I’m so happy to hit this milestone!

Book in Progress

I’m using the Memorial Day holiday to work on writing my very first book.

The book is about JIRA, an issue and project tracking application made by Atlassian.

This project is harder than I expected but I’m finally getting somewhere. I’m up to 185 pages today!  (About 1/2 way there.)


UPDATE:  The completed 295 page book was published on November 30, 2016!

JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook

Title: JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook
Sub title: Templates for the application administrator to set up, clean up, and maintain JIRA
Author: Rachel Wright
Publisher: Industry Templates, LLC
Date of Publication: November 30, 2016
Retail Price: $59.99 USD (Print Version)
ISBN-13: 978-1539090229
ISBN-10: 1539090221
Pages: 295

Download the worksheets, templates & companion materials for this book from the JIRA Strategy Store at:  jirastrategy.com/store.