This course introduces users of Jira Server to Structure from ALM Works. Structure uses user-defined hierarchies to track and manage progress across Jira projects and teams. This course is ideal for project managers or others in similar roles who are new to Structure and looking to familiarize themselves with its core features and functionality.
Introduction and Creating your First Structure
Structure is a Jira app from ALM Works that helps you organize and group issues into containers called structures. With these structures, you can develop a hierarchy for your work that goes beyond epics, stories, and sub-tasks. This chapter takes you through some basic navigation and explains the primary features of Structure.
Comparing Dynamic and Manual Structures
Introducing and Navigating Structure
Building a Dynamic Structure Using Automation
When you first start using Structure, we recommend that you build a structure using automation–specifically, the insert generator and then move to the other generator options. This chapter takes you through each of the automation generators in Structure and how to use them.
Creating a Dynamic Structure with the Insert Generator
Adding Children with the Extend Generator
Adding Parents with the Group Generator
Managing a Dynamic Structure with the Sort Generator
Filtering a Dynamic Structure with the Filter Generator
Creating a Manual Structure
Organizing your Structure
Structure allows you to customize the appearance of your structures and include additional information through views and columns. These views allow you to swap between different visualizations of your issues in a structure with various columns for different purposes.
Organizing Your Structures
Adding Columns to Your Structure
Working with Transformations
In addition to automated generators, you can use non-automated features called transformations to manipulate a structure. These transformations update your view of a structure, but they don't affect the structure that your team can see.
Customizing a Structure for Individuals
As you work in Structure, you will likely need to share your work with others. Structure provides several ways to share structures, both with internal users and stakeholders, such as adding a structure gadget to a Jira dashboard or even a confluence page.