What is Jira?

Jira is a project management software developed by Atlassian. Jira has become synonymous with agile development teams and provides scrum & kanban boards.

The software is primarily used for tracking stories, bugs, and tasks. A team can customize workflows and reporting as well as time tracking capabilities to monitor productivity.

Jira is configurable for different types of projects. At the heart of the workflow are “issues”, or tasks, that teams work on and pass through a pre-defined workflow.

The scope of Jira’s project management capabilities has grown immensely since it was founded, and more than a dozen products exist under the Atlassian umbrella today.

As of 2022, Atlassian’s products include:

  • Jira Core
  • Jira Software
  • Jira Service Desk
  • Confluence
  • BitBucket
  • OpsGenie

An Introduction to Jira: