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Microsoft Project

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Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.5
Microsoft Project
7.7
Task Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.2
Resource Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.3
Microsoft Project
8.3
Gantt Charts
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.3
Microsoft Project
8.9
Scheduling
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.7
Workflow Automation
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.3
Microsoft Project
7.2
Team Collaboration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.4
Microsoft Project
7.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.6
Microsoft Project
8.4
Document Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.7
Microsoft Project
7.0
Email integration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.7
Microsoft Project
7.1
Mobile Access
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
5.5
Microsoft Project
6.8
Timesheet Tracking
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.8
Microsoft Project
7.8
Change request and Case Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.8
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.1
Microsoft Project
7.7

Professional Services Automation

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.4
Microsoft Project
7.7
Quotes/estimates
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.7
Microsoft Project
7.7
Invoicing
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
5.8
Microsoft Project
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.8
Microsoft Project
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.2
Microsoft Project
7.2

Pros

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
  • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
  • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) 7.6
Based on 20 answers
Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 70 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
  • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
  • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
  • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per year

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$27,000.001
Maximum Price$3,987,600.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.2
Microsoft Project
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.0

Support Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.6
Microsoft Project
8.2

Implementation Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Microsoft Project
5.0

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