JIRA Software review
July 22, 2016

JIRA Software review

Vladimir Bushel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with JIRA Software

Since the company I belong to is working on Agile, JIRA is used for the following purposes:

1. Create tasks, epics, stores and requirements for different projects.
2. Reports issues.
3. Create deployment tickets.
4. Maintain Agile sprints.
5. Integrate with TestRail application for test planning and execution.
6. Prioritize tasks and maintain reasonable backlogs.
7. Update documents and make timing follow ups.
  • JIRA is a very good planning tool.
  • JIRA is a very good issues reporting tool.
  • For me it's pretty convenient.
Previously I worked in the company that used a proprietary application for project management, test planning and reporting. In my current company, I did not choose JIRA Software and, honestly, in the very beginning I did not like it. But all this is a matter of habit. Since my position is related to QA, I cannot evaluate alternatives from a project management perspective.
JIRA Software is very well suited for both Agile and Waterfall frameworks. Since I personally work in an Agile framework, I found it very comfortable and well organized. It allows me to combine the stages and phases of the same project and manage each project for multiple customers with their specific requirements, that may differ.

Using JIRA Software

500 - Top management, product management, development, deploying, customer services and QA.
People that have knowledge about overall procedures in the company, have knowledge about JIRA structure and project planning processes.
  • Project planning.
  • Issues tracking.
  • Deployments and releases.
  • Timing follow up.
  • Possible integration with Eclipse IDE and this is touching me directly, because, possibly, I'm the only person in whole organization, who works with Eclipse.
As always, it's good and important to be up to time with all recent technological streams. Since I use JIRA on daily basis, I need to know all new features.

Evaluating JIRA Software and Competitors

Recently I don't see any reliable alternatives.