JIRA Alternatives and Competitors 2019

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Venu Cherukuri
Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Nov 07 2018

What is most valuable?

We did an extensive market scan and evaluation before settling on Octane, even though we've been an HPE customer and Micro Focus customer for many years. When we wanted to get into Agile planning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Coming from an HPE Quality Center/HPE ALM background, in the company, I think Micro Focus has done a great job in redesigning the overall user experience. We've seen a big increase in the adoption of… more»

What needs improvement?

To the credit of Micro Focus, we are very actively working with their product management team and the R&D team as well. When we looked at this tool, inevitably we draw comparisons to, or parallels… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using HPE Quality Center, which was sort of a predecessor. We are currently moving out of Quality Center and completely standardizing on Octane. We also briefly used CA Agile Central and JIRA… more»

What other advice do I have?

A lot of people, when they pick up this tool, are focused on one specific aspect of it, like Agile planning. They're doing backlog management, release planning, sprint planning, etc. But I would… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at six tools as part of our evaluation, when we were looking for an Agile ALM tool. We looked at CA Agile Central, VersionOne, JIRA, TFS, Agile Manager, and Octane. We did have very… more»
Vendor
Director Corporate Systems and Emerging Business at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 02 2017

What is most valuable?

PPM: Has administrative overhead associated with the waterfall approach and a lot of DTL tracking. JIRA: The scrum masters have a lot of flexibility in the sprints in terms of how they actually track work. In financial organizations, or in organizations that are regulated, you need to be able to have that governance component that PPM provides. You also need to provide the flexibility, which is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tools are not overly complex for Agile. It appears that CA has recognized that. They're not just building the connector for Rally, but they are also allowing other groups to build connectors from JIRA into CA PPM and from other tools to CA PPM. If you are looking at open source products, why isn't somebody building an open source product so that it could actually do this interface? I build… more»

What needs improvement?

It would really be interesting to see an open source community that actually focused on how we build the connectors from the old to the new, and then make that transition possible. Once you build those connectors, you transition the old into open source, so the old goes away. I was just looking at a small company and their release management. It felt like it was very close to this, but it's the… more»
Ove Holmberg
Real User
Enterprise Agile Coach at Knowit Require
Jun 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us at this stage is the Azure Boards. I really like the user interface. For comparison, I have been using JIRA for several years now, and I am rather skilled at using that tool. The reason for my using Azure DevOps is because my client uses it. My first impression of… more»

What needs improvement?

There is a lack of integration and portability with other tools and products. I would like to see better interoperability with the agile scaling frameworks. When I first started using Azure it was impossible to figure out how to do the configuration correctly. Perhaps there should be a configuration… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used JIRA for several years, and although I am impressed with the interface in Azure DevOps, JIRA still has better integration with other tools.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone implementing this solution is to have an expert for every fifty users of the solution. This person is responsible for configurations and so forth. If you have a Microsoft environment then this is an easy choice for you, but if you don't then I think that JIRA would be a better… more»
Real User
QA Manager, Automation Testing Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include total traceability, test management, source control, and extensibility.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution gives us support for Agile processes, including usage of board and burndown charts. It provides us with an estimation process to move to formal and test… more»

What needs improvement?

* Test automation: There is only integration with the MS framework which requires us to use only a certain configured infrastructure. Even MS is changing this approach as… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you have an MSDN license for using TFS, it is a good tool to start from. Later on, you may prefer to select another suite. However, you need to be sure about change… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we were using HPE ALM, QA Manager, Atlassian Stack, and small, customized ALM products. The change was made at the corporate level.

What other advice do I have?

Look for the cloud version. It will give you an understanding of further development of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated HPE ALM, JIRA, and VersionOne.
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