A good way to maintain requirement: Jama
April 16, 2019

A good way to maintain requirement: Jama

Nikhil Turaga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Jama Connect

Capgemini is a very large company with multiple clients and recommends solutions which best fit the need. We recommended Jama Connect to our client - The Judiciary, State of Hawaii as a one-stop hub requirement management solution for their needs. We recommended this because we realized that since the state is modernizing their IT software and infrastructure, it is prudent to have all the requirements, design and testing records in one place for future references. All we want to make sure we had traceability for all the requirements, design and testing artifacts. We found that Jama fulfills that need.
  • Requirement Traceability.
  • Baselines and Versioning.
  • User Profile and Access controls.
  • Review Center is a very useful feature.
  • Will suit all sizes of organizations to maintain and Manage their projects.
  • The reporting feature is very useful.
  • The Text Editor is not convenient. Has a learning curve.
  • Review Center still needs work as numbering for selected items in a review is still an issue.
  • Once a review is published, the new item cannot be introduced into the review. Requires the review to be republished.
  • JIRA connector is no longer inbuilt and requires expensive third-party tools from OPS HUB or Tasktop. Maybe cost prohibitive for Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • Jama Cloud users cannot customize their own reports. Will need to reach out to Jama help with customization.
  • The Search feature within Jama still needs work. Especially within a review.
  • It is still unclear what will happen to all our data if we choose to end our contract with Jama. How can we read our data.
  • It does not export well into Word documents as the formatting and alignments are always out of sync.
  • Ever since we have started using Jama, all our requirements are in one place.
  • The version history helps us track every change in Jama which is very useful.
  • We have not specifically calculated the ROI but earlier requirements were all over the place in multiple word documents which was a nightmare to look for. So the time saved in looking for those documents is actually time spent on other productive activities.
We have used Jama for maintaining the requirements for the Civil Case Management system which is a Major implementation for the Judiciary. The Requirements were successfully reviewed and signed off on the project. And is a major win for Capgemini and the Judiciary. We have used it on other major implementations at the client Judiciary and are satisfied with the product.
It is very useful as everything is in one place. The review center is a work in progress but still a very useful tool. The ability to compare before and after in a version has helped us avoid unnecessary scope creeps in the requirements. Traceability is one of the most useful features in Jama and very easy to maintain and run the traceability reports.
I have used MS SharePoint and Confluence before and feel that as a requirement solution, Jama is more intuitive and easier to maintain requirements and have traceability. It is easier to maintain upstream and downstream relationships in Jama which I feel is a very good feature of Jama as one can always see all the related items of a requirement and it is hard for anyone to miss a requirement is the relationship is properly maintained.
The Review Center is a very useful tool where you can share the project with read-only access to a large group and manage comments and reviews without giving access to the actual project page. The stats can be maintained on who has completed their review and progress can be monitored. It is well well suited for all SDLC methodologies and very effective in both Agile and Waterfall models. Automation of test runs and uploading of results with the application is still not possible at the moment. Needs to be stored in a spreadsheet and imported into Jama.