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Aha!

Aha! is well suited for strategy and roadmap planning. We use it for our different product launches and the related work with each. Aha! Ideas is also very useful for collecting feedback on those products especially in the beta phase. We collect bugs, product and feature ideas, as well as use Aha! to rank them by vote and order them for release.
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Jama Connect

Jama is best suited for industries with complex products. These include industries like aerospace, semiconductor etc. Also, industries where data traceability is important - like healthcare, defense etc.A product like Jama, according to me, is not useful for scenarios where inter-team dependency is minimal or the product developed is not very complex. One does not require a powerful tool like Jama there and a very basic requirement management tool would suffice.
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Pros

  • Provides an easy to understand visual for upcoming releases and what is included.
  • Makes it easy for Product Managers to interact directly with users via the Idea Bank portal.
  • Provides a way to link dependencies and related features to help understand expected feature releases.
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  • Flexibility to create a custom requirement management ecosystem.
  • I love the fact that a Jama user can choose from a large variety of existing entities, but at the same time, also create new components and sort and manage them effectively. One can link different entities, bundle them and segregate them.
  • Traceability
  • Jama focuses a lot on maintaining traceability. And anyone who uses Jama will notice this. For even a delta change in the requirement or entity, it locks in the time stamp and the user. This proves to be a very useful feature in industries where data traceability is critical. Jama is thus best suited for requirement management in industries like aerospace, defense, and healthcare. One can always go back and get the whole audit trail.
  • The Trace View and Reading View
  • In a complex scenario, where one has to manage hundreds of requirements, Jama provides the best way to analyze them. The new features like Trace View and Reading View (which were absent in earlier versions) make requirements management more intuitive. Users can create a custom filter and view as well, this is great.
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Cons

  • Cannot sync time estimation data between aha and jira. Cannot sync feature dependencies between aha and jira. Both of these limitations exist despite both systems supporting this data and their implementations being nearly identical.
  • Keeps adding new features (with sketch, invision, etc, etc out there who the hell wanted to create mockups using aha?!?) without finishing baking those they have. Take alook at the great input on their idea portal and you'll see ideas from years ago that (a) are quite popular and (b) unfinished
  • Expensive
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  • I think these guys should really work on the User Interface. The UI is intuitive but can be more user-friendly. For an example, color coding the entities according to Priority, Status would be awesome. JIRA does a great job in doing this. Something similar can be done in Jama.
  • Though Jama claims to be a Product Development Tool, it is actually very good at just managing requirements. All the other important aspects have been ignored in Jama (like test suite, bug/defect tracking). This is a reason that other tools like JIRA, Git, HP QC have to be deployed complimentary to Jama. The integration of these tools becomes very important and there are only a few reliable integration solutions available in the market.
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Usability

Aha!6.0
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The functionality is there, but it's intimidating to learn.
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Support

Aha!10.0
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Support always answered in 24 hours for any inquiry-- a reasonable timeframe for most of our requests. The PM team participated actively in supporting their features, keeping them close to the product.
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Alternatives Considered

I was not a decisionmaker for this product.
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  1. Jama's flexibility to create custom entities/attributes
  2. Review Centre, Trace View, Reading View
  3. Data Traceability
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Return on Investment

  • Provides a birds-eye view for the leadership team into what is being worked on.
  • Seats are costly and hard to justify for additional team members
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  • All the innovation-centric companies are adopting Jama. They have big customers like SpaceX, NASA, Fairchild Semiconductor to name a few. They also have very small companies and startups as their customers. One can conclude that the ROI is surely positive and significant.
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Pricing Details

Aha!

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Jama Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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