17 Jan
4 min
Project Management

How can Jira Software ease your Headache with Bug Management?

On average, it takes 3 to 9 months to develop an application. Developing an application is a complex and crucial task. The average line of IOS application code is 50,000 lines and the average line of Android application code is 2 billion lines. Developing an application sometimes becomes a Headache, for several reasons one of the headaches is addressed in this blog. Which one?

Managing bugs.

A bug means a failure or flaw in the code. This affects the user experience of the application. On average, there are 15 to 50 bugs in a 1000-lines code. So it becomes a headache to manage bugs in software development. There is a solution for managing these bugs it is known as Jira software.

“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.”

— Martin Fowler

What is Jira software?

Jira is the software for tracking and managing issues like bugs, epics, stories, and several other tasks in software development. Jira software was developed by a team of Atlassian developers from Australia in 2002. The word Jira came from Gojira which means Godzilla in Japanese.

At first Jira software was developed for tracking issues in software development. This app was later adopted by many NON-IT Organizations as a project management tool. After the introduction of the Atlassian marketplace in 2012, the evolution of Jira software has sped up. At present Jira software is available in three different types for different types of teams. They are elaborated as follows:

  1. Jira core: This platform is developed especially for non-technical teams. This platform addresses the issues in change requests, general task management, and workflow approvals. This platform is widely used by finance, marketing, HR, and operations teams. Jira core supports multiple teams, projects, and workflows.
  2. Jira Software: This platform is developed specifically for technical teams. Along with the Jira core features, this platform also addresses agile software development features like bug tracking, managing basic software development tasks, and product management. This platform is widely used by developers. Jira software is also designed to support teams of Kanban and Scrum for software development. 
  3. Jira service desk: This is an add-on platform for IT teams and support managers like call centers, helpdesk management, and others. This platform is widely used for change management, issue ticketing, and incident management.

The pricing of Jira software is free for 10 users for a basic plan. After 10 users are charged $7.50 per new user for the existing basic plan. Jira has 4 plans to offer basic, standard, premium, and enterprise. Every plan has a capacity of 20,000 users. Pricing for the premium plan is $14.50 per user. Atlassian is estimated to generate $2 million in 2021 by Jira software. Along with Jira software Atlassian offers software Confluence, Bitbucket, Statuspage, Opsgenie, Advanced roadmap for Jira, and Jira Align.

Let’s dig deeper into how Jira software is used in bug tracking:

Use of Jira software in the bug tracking

Capturing bugs

With the use of Jira, software developers can capture bugs in the project or application development. Whenever team members identify any bugs they can create an issue and write a detailed note about the issue. Additional attachments can also be added to the issue like screenshots of the issue, the necessary doc file, and other related attachments. In Jira software, we can create issues to represent anything like software bugs, or project tasks. Every issue can have a unique workflow.

Assigning and prioritizing bugs

Once a bug has been captured now it’s time to assign the task of solving the bug. Along with the assignment, the bug can be prioritized according to its importance of the bug. You can assign the bug by just clicking on the ticket and by just adding the name of the assignee. For prioritizing the bug all it takes is drag and drop the bug to the team To-Do list.

Bugs are solved on time

In the detailed note of bugs, the time of the bug is also written and the Jira software notifies the developer about the status of the bug and also informs the assignment of the bug from user to user. It also triggers the current status of the bug via notification. This is a good concept for managing the workflow of bug fixing.

Setting up a notification system

Another good feature of Jira software is notifying the right people about the status or update in the bug fix. Thereby it centralizes the status of the workflow of the bug fix. The notification of bug status is notified only when that bug is assigned to a team.

Integration with other tools

Jira software also allows integration with other tools like Bitbucket, Statuspage, Confluence, and many more. Jira software is integrated with the DVS system to make sure that bugs are resolved on time and by the right people.

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