Glossary

Bug

A “Bug” in Jira terminology is a piece of work, that indicates there is something malfunctioning in a software and it needs to be resolved or fixed. A bug in Jira has the following icon: Related: What is a Task? What is a Subtask? What is a Story? What is an Epic? Read more: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/templates/bug-tracking Read more »

Confluence

Confluence is a corporate system for document management. It was developed by australian company Atlassian. Read more: https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/guides/get-started/confluence-overview Read more »

Epic

An epic (in Jira terminology) is a piece of work, that can be split into segmented work (story). An epic in Jira has the following icon: Related: What is a Bug? What is a Task? What is a Subtask? What is a Story? Read more: https://www.atlassian.com/agile/project-management/epics Read more »

Issue

An “issue” or “issue type” is a terminology most commonly used in Jira to describe a general category of work to be done. The issue can include: a bug a task an epic a story a subtask Related: What is a Bug? What is a Task? What is a Subtask? What is a Story? What […] Read more »

Jira

Is a software for improving project management services in a company. Jira has 3 versions: Jira Cloud Jira Data Center Jira Server Read more: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/guides/use-cases/what-is-jira-used-for Read more »

Story

A “Story” or a “User Story” in Jira terminology is a work to be done expressed (in text) as “persona + need + purpose”. In other words it is a software feature written from a perspective of an end-user. A “Story” in Jira has the following icon: Its purpose is to describe, how the final […] Read more »

Subtask

A “Subtask” in Jira terminology is a part (or a building block) of a particular Issue in Jira. For example a Task in Jira can have multiple subtasks. And in this case, the Task can be completed only then, if all of the subtask have been completed. A Subtask in Jira has the following icon: […] Read more »

Task

A “Task” in Jira terminology indicates a particular piece of work to be done. It is important to note, that in “project management” a “task” indicates work to be done in a general sense, however in Jira it is just a work to be done. It is because Jira has multiple “work to be done […] Read more »