Interview Questions and Answers on Atlassian Jira ( Issue / Defect / Project Management Tool )

Q1. What is atlassian Jira ?

Ans. Jira is an Issue / Ticket Management system developed by atlassian. It assists in Defect Management , Issue Management and Project Management.

Q2. What are the technologies used in Jira ?

Ans. JIRA is written in Java and uses the Pico IOC container,Apache OFBiz entity engine, and WebWork technology stack. For remote procedure calls (RPC), JIRA supports REST, SOAP, and XML-RPC.

Q3. Which SCMs can be integrated with Jira ?  

Ans. Clearcase, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Subversion and Team Foundation Server

Q4. What are the different types of boards in Jira ?

Ans. Scrum boards are for teams that plan their work in Sprints.

Kanban boards are for teams that focus on managing and constraining unplanned work."

Q5. What is a Board in Jira ?

Ans. We need a board to work with issues in JIRA Agile. A Board can display issues from one or more projects. 

Q6. What is Jira Workflow ?

Ans. A JIRA workflow is the set of statuses and transitions that an issue goes through during its lifecycle.

Q7. What is the Jira workflow used in your project ?

Ans. We are using the following workflow with the following Issue states

Open -> Assigned -> In Progress -> QA -> Resolved -> Closed