How to Get Started With Jira For Project Management?

It’s hard when it comes to managing a team and the project. If you don’t know the proper technique of managing a project, it can be very confusing. So, to handle such projects, we need a helpful tool to keep track of everything, and for that, there are many tools available.

 According to the complexity of the project, people love to use various tools for proper management. In this article, we will have a peek at Jira for a project management tool. Jira is a bug-tracking mechanism that software engineers use to monitor, coordinate, and prioritize bugs, new features, and updates for specific software releases.

In this article, let’s see what Jira is mainly used for. Let’s start by learning how to set up a Jira account and then see how to get started with Jira for project management.

How to Create Jira Account?

To create your Jira account, follow the following steps.

Step 1: Open your web browser, and in the search box, type

Step 2: Scroll a little bit, and then under the ‘Agile tools for agile teams’ section, click on the ‘Jira Software’ option.

Step 3: After clicking a new Window will appear. There click on the ‘Get it free’ option.

Step 4: On the next page, click on the ‘Next’ button.

Step 5: Now, if you are logged in with the google account, you can sign up using the ‘Continue with Google’ option. Alternatively, you can also choose the sign-up with the email option.

Step 6: After that, you will get a verification code at your mail address. Use that code to verify your Jira account.

Getting Started With Jira For Project Management

After creating your account, you have to use these tools as project management software. Follow the following steps to get started with Jira for project management.

Step 1:  After verifying your mail address, you will be redirected to the get started page.

Step 2: Then provide the name of your site and click on the continue button.

Step 3: In this next step, select the type of team you work in, or you can just skip this part as well.

Step 4: After that, enter your role that will show on your profile or skip this part.

Step 5: Now add the email address of your team members to invite them to the project. After that click on the continue button.

Step 6: After that in this step, click on the skip button and then choose a template for your project.

Step 7: Then enter the project name and then click on the ‘Create’ button to create your very first project.

Step8: Congratulations, now you are at the dashboard of your Jira project management tool. From here, you can assign the project to your members and check the progress of your project.

How to Create and Assign Your First Project?

After creating your Jira account and then setting up the Jira account, now you might want to create and assign your first project. In Jira, there are various features to discuss, but I will show you how you can create your board and see the project’s progress in the roadmap.

Step 1: From the left menu section of the Jira dashboard, click on the dropdown of the AP board and then tap on the ‘Create board’ option.

Step 2: A popup box will appear. From that box, I will choose the ‘Scrum’ option.

Step 3: By choosing ‘board from an existing project,’ I will click on the ‘Next’ button.

Step 4: Now, let’s provide the board’s name and then click on the ‘Create board’ option.

Step 5: The board is created. Now click on the ‘Create issue’ to create the task.

Step 6: Name the task and then mention the sub-task that needs to be done to complete the project.

Step 7: Click on the task, and in the right side menu, you will see the assignee option. There enter the name of the team member which whom you want to assign the task.

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Similarly, you can also create a task from the road map. For that, go to the roadmap option and then click on the ‘Epic’ option. Then enter the task name and create the sub-task. Again click on the ‘Plus’ icon just beside the task name. You can prioritize the task and then click on the task completed once your task is completed.


In this way, you can keep track of every step of the project. You can see which team members are doing which task and the progress of the task. You can assign a different role to different users and also connect your slack to this platform.

I hope from this article you have gained the basic knowledge on how to create your Jira account and then get started with Jira for project management. If you have any questions, then let us know in the comment section.

Prajwal is a senior editor @Windowslovers. A Tech enthusiast who loves to read and write articles that aid users in getting the most out of their gadgets and tech it easy.

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