DoIT Shared Tools - JIRA - Project Reporting

This document contains suggestions and tips for reporting on JIRA projects.

Searching is Key

JIRA has a variety of ways to report the status of projects and initiatives. The basic skill for all these ways is making a search in JIRA that you can copy for the basis of your report.

Advanced JIRA Searching is important. Alternatively, you can perform a basic search, then switch to Advanced to get the copyable search code.


Identify Your Audience

The most effective reporting depends on who will be viewing the status.

For Reporting to New or Beginner JIRA Users

If your audience is users who are not as familiar with JIRA:

  1. The DoIT Wiki has a page type called "JIRA Report" you can select when making a page. This can work with just one project or any JIRA Query you can create.

  2. There is a JIRA Macro you can use to build your own page. Start by editing a page and typing {jira. This will open a search macro function where you can find all the tools used to build the page.

For Reporting to Regular or Advanced JIRA Users

If your audience is regular JIRA Users, you can build a Shared Dashboard. Consider Atlassian's 5 Steps to Build a Killer Dashboard.

For steps on how to create a new dashboard, see DoIT Shared Tools - JIRA - Create a New Dashboard.

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