Monthly Archives: October 2013

What makes good teams to fail?

Case Studies Project FailuresOver the years I have seen many good teams make a few common mistakes that led them to failures. In this post I have picked up 5 case studies where teams with good track record of success failed to meet their goals. These teams worked at companies of different size & culture. The project work included enterprise web application development, custom application development and integration with other cloud application, process change management and sales and marketing for a start-up product/services.

After seeing the teams repeating these common sense mistakes over and over again, I come to believe that common sense is not the common after all. Watch out for the early symptoms of failure and correct your course before it is too late.




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Atlassian Development: Create an issue in Jira from your plugin

To create an issue in Jira, first you need to import the following classes in your java file

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService.CreateValidationResult;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService.IssueResult;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParameters;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ErrorCollection;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;

After importing these file in your java files, write the below code in the function where you want to create an issue

First create an object of IssueService class from the class ComponentAccessor

IssueService issueService = ComponentAccessor.getIssueService();

Create an object of IssueInputParameters, later these parameter will be validated

IssueInputParameters issueInputParameters = issueService.newIssueInputParameters();

Set the parameters to the issueInputParameters object, most important parameters are:

projectId-> Id of the project to which you want the issue to add

reporterId->Reporter of the issue like admin etc.

assigneeId->User to whom the issue is assigned

issueInputParameters.setProjectId(projectId).setIssueTypeId(“1”).setSummary(“issue summary”)
.setReporterId(reporterId).setAssigneeId(assigneeId).setDescription(“issue description”)

Now we need to fetch the current user, by the following lines, we are fetching the logged in user

JiraAuthenticationContext authenticationContext = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext();
User user = authenticationContext.getLoggedInUser();

Validate the issueInputParameters and user

CreateValidationResult createValidationResult = issueService.validateCreate(user, issueInputParameters);

if createValidationResult return true, it means all is well so far then

MutableIssue issue=null;

IssueResult createResult = issueService.create(user, createValidationResult);

if (createResult.isValid()) {
issue = createResult.getIssue();
} else {
Collection<String> errorMessages = createResult.getErrorCollection().getErrorMessages();
for (String errorMessage : errorMessages) {
//wite the exception in logs

if createValidationResult return false, then fetch the exceptions and errors and write these to the logs

Collection<String> errorMessages = createValidationResult.getErrorCollection().getErrorMessages();
for (String errorMessage : errorMessages) {
//wite the exception in logs
Map<String, String> errors = createValidationResult.getErrorCollection().getErrors();
Set<String> errorKeys = errors.keySet();
for (String errorKey : errorKeys) {
//wite the error in logs



Posted in AGILE Tools, JIRA.
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