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Jira is not only for IT Teams. With this in mind, Atlassian developed a business-oriented solution that can help teams map out their business projects and processes effectively. Increase your team's daily productivity, save time, and reduce cost in operations with an efficient project-oriented tool. 

Jira core provides transparency on what work is being done. Track, report, and manage all of your team projects on a flexible and centralized platform.  

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It all starts by creating a project. But what if you are not sure how to create a project or how to lay it out? Don't worry, Jira Core comes with various business-focused templates, ranging from project management to marketing and even HR or lead generation. The second step is adding issues - each issue serves as an individual task needed to complete the project. Assign each team member to their corresponding task and start working on your project!


Your project will show up in a Kanban board - drag and drop issues to efficiently reorganize your workload. 


All team members can add descriptions, comments, prioritize issues, add attachments, and see each task's status. Add subtasks to break down larger tasks and easily visualize the progress of each individual of your team. Keep communication between members aligned in the comment section and cut the need for external messaging services and sending countless emails. All information is documented below each task to avoid misunderstandings.



Templates

Every day the same tasks are done over and over again. Jira core comes with many business-focused templates suitable for different use cases. Your team members can choose between the integrated templates or streamline their processes with a customizable workflow.




Dashboards, view your team's workload at a glance

Dashboards visualize the progress of your projects and give an up-to-date overview of all open projects and related issues. Every time you open Jira, you can make a quick assessment to ensure every aspect of your various projects performs well. You can check which tasks need to be done or reworked and see the performance of each team member. Gain more insights by customizing it to your team's preference, with the different layout options Jira offers you. Visualize your Dashboard as a calendar, pie chart, or keep it simple with a classic Jira core dashboard. It's up to you! 


You can also use filters to display content filtered by your preferences and check on the progress of particular aspects. Keep an eye on critical information, e.g., how much work was done in a week or month.




Permissions

You don't want every team member to have the same level of access to your Jira Core instance. Jira Core allows you to restrict certain users from viewing a specific project or changing your Jira's administrative settings. When creating a new project, you can grant permissions and different levels of access to the members or your team. Define who can look and edit issues. Do this by "Adding project roles".


Report, measure, improve

Reports track the progress of your team's work and to get a quick overview of performance using charts. Evaluate the performance of particular individuals, projects, versions. Spot bottlenecks and solve them quickly with the help of regular reporting. There are different types of reports available, choose the one more suitable for your needs. Some report examples are:

Average Age Report

Shows the average age of unresolved issues for a project or filter. This report helps you see if your backlog is up to date.

Created vs. Resolved Issues Report

Maps created issues versus resolved issues over a defined period. This report helps you understand whether your overall backlog is growing or shrinking.

Pie Chart Report

Display a pie chart of issues grouped by a specific field. This report helps you see the breakdown of project progress at a glance.

For example, you could create a chart to show issues grouped by Assignee for a particular version in a project (using a filter).

And many more. Find information on reporting here.


Available for mobile too! The Jira Core App allows you to follow up with your projects from anywhere, anytime! 


Marketplace:

Integrate Jira Core with thousands of integrations and apps available in the Atlassian Marketplace. Deep integrations mean you spend less time switching apps to find the information you need. The different departments can have a streamlined experience and increased productivity without ever leaving the tools they work in every day.

Jira Core vs Jira Software - So what is the difference between Jira Core and Jira Software? Which of these options should you choose?


The principal use cases of Jira Core are:

  • General team project collaborations
  • Change Requests
  • Workflow Approvals
  • Task Management
  • On-boarding of employees
  • Tracking of campaigns
  • Marketing management
  • Project managing
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Legal services

Jira Core is for business teams like:

  • Non-technical teams
  • Business users
  • Legal teams
  • HR teams
  • Marketing teams
  • Finance teams
  • Operations teams

The principal use cases of Jira Software are:

  • Bug Tracking
  • Product Management
  • Basic Software Development
  • Kanban Software Development
  • Scrum Software Development
  • Agile Development

While Jira Software is for technical teams like:

  •  Software developers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Product Owners
  • It Consultants

Which of these use cases fits your enterprise most? The decision is up to you.


We at STAGIL develop your collaborative and modern Atlassian work environment with Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Opsgenie and more. Our solutions create direct value for your product, operations, support, and business teams in their daily work life. Our Atlassian certified teams in Europe and the US help you along the entire life cycle with services including consulting, customizing, hosting, app development, and training. If you are looking for a team of specialists to help you maximize your business's potential with Atlassian tools, Get in touch with us.

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