Jira Interview Questions and Answers – Part 1

What commandline tool you access in order to increase the memory for JIRA?

  • servicemem.exe
  • tomcat7w.exe (Ans)
  • jirasetup.exe
  • perfmon.exe

What does public mode mean in JIRA?

  • You can only run with a trial license
  • The server is placed on the internet.
  • Users can sign up them selfs. (Ans)
  • All information on the server is open for all users

What happens if you write a numberical value in quick search?

  • You can only use full keys in the quick search field
  • You get a syntax error message
  • If the numberical part of the issue key correspond to the input, the issue is displayed (Ans)
  • A create issue box is shown

Which is a not valid JQL?

  • text ~ “gps”
  • key=art-1 order by summary desc
  • order by summary
  • art-1=key (Ans)

Which is a valid way of making a field required?

  • By using a notification scheme
  • In the project setup menu, you click on the fields you want to set as required
  • By setting the required flag at the issue configuration
  • With a Field Configuration (Ans)

What does “transition” mean in JIRA?

  • Updating an issue
  • Closing an issue
  • Sending an issue to another system
  • Move from one status to another (Ans)

Which is not directly linked to a project?

  • Versions
  • Workflow scheme
  • Field Configuration Scheme
  • Screen (Ans)

What is true for a small JIRA installation?

  • Recent multicore server with 2 GB of RAM and a 7200 HD will do (Ans)
  • JIRA must have at least 4 GB of RAM allocated
  • You must have a minimum 8 core server with 16 GB of RAM and a SSD Raid setup
  • JIRA can only run on SATA hard-drives

How would you do a manual installation of Jira?

  • Use the archive-files and manually copy files (Ans)
  • You must use the installation wizard with -q parameters
  • Manual installations can only be done using the on-demand solution
  • You cannot do a manual installation of Jira

What is true about an issue?

  • All of the statements are correct (Ans)
  • An issue can be for example a bug, task or improvement
  • An issue must be belong to a project
  • An issue must have an unique key

Which is not a built-in event for triggering a webhook?

  • Issue Deleted
  • Issue Created
  • Worklog Updated
  • Worklog deleted (Ans)

What is the best way to migrate from Bugzilla?

  • You cannot migrate from Bugzilla
  • Use the built-in importer (Ans)
  • Use the CSV-importer
  • Import the values directly into the JIRA-database

How would you share a query with another JIRA user?

  • Send the JIRA query in as text in an email
  • Create a dashboard with the query and share the dashboard
  • Share the query by clicking the “share query” button in the search pane.
  • Create a filter and share the filter (Ans)

What does it mean that the workflow scheme is active?

  • It is in use and you have limited posibilites for change (Ans)
  • The workflow scheme is used by more than one project
  • The workflow scheme is obsolete
  • It is in use but you can still make any change

What is not true about transitions?

  • Transitions cannot be bi-directional (Ans)
  • You can trigger webhooks with transitions
  • A transition is needed in order to change status
  • You can only several transitions pr step

Which is a valid JQL?

  • order by summary, project=ART
  • project=ART and or project=MISC
  • select * from project=ART
  • project=ART order by summary desc (Ans)

You should avoid using

  • Work board
  • Classic boards (Ans)
  • Report board
  • Plan board

Start by creating the following type of tickets in Jira to create your backlog (Hint: INVEST)

  • Epic
  • Task
  • Bug
  • Story (Ans)

Use this report to determine bottlenecks

  • Epic report
  • Cumulative flow diagram (Ans)
  • Burndown chart
  • Sprint report

The start-stop-continue approach is used during?

  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective (Ans)
  • Daily Scrum
  • Requirement planning
Rajesh Kumar