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JIRA (Project planning and tracking system)

About JIRA

JIRA is a project planning and issue tracking system developed by Atlassian. JIRA is primarily used for software development tasks, bug tracking, issue tracking and project management.

Issues can be many things such as tasks, ideas, and requests that are often hiding in documents, on paper, in in-boxes. JIRA can help capture and organize issues, prioritize them, help you take action on what's important, and stay up-to-date with what's going on around you.

What can JIRA do?

In addition to software development, the DMS team has had several successful implementations where 'issue' tracking improved business processes. For instance, the university Curriculum Management process uses JIRA to track curriculum changes. We also use JIRA to manage the process of software license tracking.