Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) Reviews

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Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 17, 2020

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) keeps scrum teams and squads on track

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Roadmap for our Scrum teams
  • Visibility into our digital transformation
  • There is no support for waterfall. While our development team is an agile shop, some internal partners are still waterfall. It would be nice to have better support for their work.
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Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2020

Jira provides the best features for project tracking, and integrates with all other related software your organization uses

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive and easy to use.
  • Augments project planning to keep workflows organized.
  • Allows for better ticket tracking, so everyone on the team can stay in touch with what others are working on.
  • 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.
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Tom Troxell | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 20, 2020

Atlassian Jira Align(formerly AgileCraft) is a must-have for software development!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great for work with several teams
  • Great for tracking diverse tasks in various groups for common goals
  • This service is sometimes hard to navigate and organize.
  • Comments and tasks can often slip between the cracks. They are always there, but sometimes hard to find if put on the backlog, or left alone.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 09, 2020

Jira may just be the perfect tool for you...

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Jira is great for detailing all tasks that pertain to a particular project because it allows you to drill down and add as many specific tasks under each project and milestone as you need.
  • Jira is great for assigning tasks and holding the resources accountable as you are able to attach or assign a resource to each particular task and also have the resource receive notifications to these tasks as well as a link that allows them to connect directly to it.
  • Jira is very tech project oriented. It makes sense to add detailed tasks for tech projects, such as ordering hardware, installing hardware, configuring hardware, etc. It is tougher to use for more operation oriented projects. For example, deploying technology across thousands of employees can happen over many months and be hard to break down in to weekly tasks, therefore, it is almost more work to fit something like this in to a Jira format.
  • Jira is tough to implement across different departments. Tech teams tend to adjust/learn how to use Jira very quickly but giving access to others that may need to simply check their tasks or mark them completed can still take quite a bit of training to ensure they know what they are looking for.
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Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 27, 2020

Atlassian Jira Align, an efficient project management tool for multiple software developments

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Jira is a great project management tool when it comes to tracking the progress of deliverables and milestones. Each member of the team can track individual deliverables and milestones. Jira comes with filters and search functions to perform these tasks.
  • Jira is highly flexible when it comes to maintaining tasks and deliverable backlogs. You can plan and organize your sprints in such a way that you include your previous backlogs in them.
  • The biggest challenge with Jira is maintaining the workflows. There are issues with workflow customization especially if you depend heavily on long workflow with a large number of rows, as scrolling function's unavailability in a static view creates issues in readability.
  • The efficiency of using Jira can go down with the ease of use as new users who are untrained in Jira find it difficult to navigate over Jira efficiently. Users are required to be trained on Jira navigation and customization before using Jira.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 10, 2020

Great Project Management Tool!

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Pros and Cons

  • I love that you can create "sprints" which is basically a group of tasks.
  • The time estimate feature is great. Developers can enter in how long they think the task will take them and then they enter the number of hours spent every day so we always know where we stand in terms of timeline.
  • It would be great to have a chat feature for quick/instant communication that you don't necessarily want as a ticket note. A way to quickly ping your teammate and they get a notification on their phone so they can message you back ASAP.
  • Email notifications are lacking.
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Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 17, 2018

Looking for Enterprise Agility, Go for Agilecraft

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • Program level metrics & Scorecards: Though we can generate few metrics & scorecards but I feel few more metrics can be added like velocity acceleration , team improvement rate.
  • QA team often come to me regarding the test case tagging, it is very difficult to search particular test case here so I feel advance search feature should be provided.
  • Program Planning: In Agilecraft program tracker if we have lot of multiple dependencies & where situation demands to look at our features holistically across the entire landscape of the solution, it did not provide proper support.
  • Also If I need to take a call at which sprint need to be optimized I did not get that decision making enablement here.
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Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (11)
9.0
Resource Management (11)
8.1
Gantt Charts (7)
7.7
Scheduling (9)
8.4
Workflow Automation (8)
8.4
Team Collaboration (11)
8.5
Support for Agile Methodology (10)
9.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology (6)
8.7
Document Management (9)
7.4
Email integration (8)
7.5
Mobile Access (7)
6.4
Timesheet Tracking (8)
8.0
Change request and Case Management (9)
8.4
Budget and Expense Management (8)
8.1
Quotes/estimates (7)
8.2
Invoicing (6)
7.5
Project & financial reporting (8)
8.4
Integration with accounting software (4)
9.0

About Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) is an enterprise-ready project management solution, now from Atlassian (acquired May 2019).
Categories:  Project Management

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