Best-in-class project management & coordination, & planning technology
Updated July 18, 2022

Best-in-class project management & coordination, & planning technology

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Jira Software

My organization uses JIRA to organize projects and track velocity across teams. The business problem that this product addresses for my company is that we use it as a tool to communicate asynchronously across large project teams, report our tracking metrics, project-manage, and even plan and develop larger product roadmaps.
  • Organization - JIRA is great for being able to organize the scope of major features or product launches in a way that can be visualized across teams.
  • Communication - In a remote-first world, JIRA allows you to maintain tight communication and aligned scope even as teams work across time zones.
  • Velocity Tracking/Project planning - JIRA allows teams to visualize and understand expectations for when to deliver a project, have insight into project/team/individual capacity, and track work overtime.
  • Learning curve - There is a learning curve to working in JIRA, it is not immediately intuitive to a new user. It usually requires a lot of learning in order to most effectively and optimally use JIRA. A lot of it comes with time and experience.
  • Lack of standardization - There are a lot of bells and whistles in JIRA. It's really great that you can label or organize tickets in a variety of different ways. It is really up to the organization to create a method of organizing within all of those bells and whistles. This means each time you go to a new organization, there is a lot of overlap, but you are learning a lot of new methods and best practices as well.
  • JIRA can be a little bit frustrating and hard to use in terms of the ability to type and format content in each epic or individual story. It's good enough and JIRA has done a lot recently to add integrations (such as Figma) or other ways to link design, but it can be sometimes hard to translate complex requirements into JIRA in a consumable way.
  • Project Management
  • Reporting
  • Planning
  • The team delivered entire investment technology redesign working with teams based out of multiple states and countries and tracked the majority of project planning, coordination, and monitoring through JIRA

Do you think Jira Software delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Jira Software's feature set?

Yes

Did Jira Software live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Jira Software go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Jira Software again?

Yes

Good - Project organization and planning for agile teams that work asynchronously. Bad - I think using JIRA or similar software is always better than not using JIRA, however, JIRA may be overkill for some smaller organizations that are not remote.

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