Jira-foundational tool for cross-team communication and work tracking
March 08, 2021

Jira-foundational tool for cross-team communication and work tracking

Rebekah Ryan, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Jira is used across multiple business units within our organization, but not exclusively. Jira allows us to track and communicate issues/updates/statuses/requests across many internal teams. We also use Jira to build and manage extensive workflows that allow each team to understand their work, ownership and give visibility into time tracking. Jira ensures that all technical teams can accurately track and conduct their work with visibility across the teams that are not directly involved. Jira also allows for communication across these teams for questions and requests, so that everything does not have to be managed via never-ending email chains, etc.
  • Complex workflow creation.
  • Issue ownership.
  • Issue tracking.
  • Less complicated UI.
  • More consistent email tracking/notifications.
  • Better and more intuitive cloning options.
  • Tracks and improves SLA's.
  • Shows real-time workflows including gaps.
  • Allows for revenue realization through task and project completion.
I would prefer to use Jira over ServiceNow or Rally. Not only am I most comfortable with Jira, but I think most teams are due to its historical use. Jira's workflow capabilities, although complex, really allow for a lot of customization that is sometimes needed for extremely technical products and product workflows. For our internal teams, Jira really allows for real-time communication and issue tracking, and again, although sometimes complex to build out, the dashboards that can be created to track projects, tasks, and issues you own or are watching, is definitely more advanced than any others that I have used outside of Jira.

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Jira is a good tool to use to manage communication for a variety of teams that do not overlap on any other platforms. Jira allows for consolidation of issues and requests that need to be touched by many different resources. Jira's tracking capabilities are decent, although could be improved. Jira is also somewhat complex to use and has a lot of untapped functionality because it is not always fully explained or intro'd to teams.

Jira Align Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking
Change request and Case Management
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated