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Jira Software Basics

Get a helping hand with planning and tracking your agile projects by learning how to use Jira—one of the most popular agile project management software platforms. Our course will provide you with the foundation you need to get started tracking your Scrum and Kanban projects easily and efficiently.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain critical insights into creating and planning agile projects using Jira
  • Improve visibility of project issues and team progress during a sprint
  • Maximize efficiency by increasing team members’ ability to document their progress
  • Customize boards to match your organization’s communication needs
  • Reduce project risk through optimized task scheduling and resource assignments

What You Will Learn

In this course, you will learn the core functions of the Jira software, including:

  • Navigating the interface and setting up the software for first-time use
  • Creating projects and how to access project templates
  • Setting up Scrum boards and adding team members
  • Adding epics to a scrum board
  • Estimating and Prioritizing Issues
  • Planning and Managing a sprint
  • Customizing a Kanban board
  • Configuring Workflows on a Kanban board
  • Reviewing reports

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for any agile team member including a Developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or anyone else looking to gain insights into how the Jira software can help better manage agile releases.


Video on Demand
Video-On-Demand; includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course has been approved by PMI for 6 PDUs.


Introduction to Jira

  • Key Concepts
  • Interface and Navigation
  • Setting Up Jira for First Time Use
  • Creating a Project and Project Templates

Using Jira for Scrum Projects

  • Overview of Scrum
  • Creating a New Scrum Board
  • Customizing your Scrum Board
  • Setting Up Team Members
  • Creating an Epic
  • Estimating and Prioritizing Issues
  • Planning a Sprint and Assigning Team Members
  • Starting a Sprint
  • Tracking and Reviewing Sprint Progress

Using Jira for Kanban

  • Overview of Kanban
  • Creating a New Kanban Board
  • Customizing the Kanban Board
  • Configuring Workflows
  • WIP Constraints and Releases
  • Kanban Reports

Reporting Progress in Jira

  • Monitor Progress in Kanban
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • Control Chart
  • Issue Analysis

Course Summary

Jira Software Basics
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6 PDU hours
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