JIRA Alternatives and Competitors

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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»
Lyubomir Gotsev
Consultant
Consultant
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable component of this solution was in its ability to help us with the management of tools and the resources that we were using.

How has it helped my organization?

The product helped us organize projects and effectively use our resources. Essentially it helped with time management. It improved our resource utility and helped assure on-time completion.

What needs improvement?

There are a few ways to potentially improve the product although it performs as expected. Reporting can be easier to do and customize, but it is adequate. Product support could be better for new users by providing more beginner-type… more»

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

We were using JIRA for other larger projects. That is a product which is more difficult to learn. ALM was not very complicated and we did not need something that would take time for people to learn when doing short-term projects. It is… more»

What other advice do I have?

I was satisfied using this product because it has done what it was intended to do. It's user-friendly and technical support wasn't too bad. We used IBM Rational ALM as it was created by one of the leaders in the industry. Apparently it was… 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
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 09 2019

What is most valuable?

I really like the dashboards in this solution. They are good for the team, where you can provide announcements and you can organize it the way you want. I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what… more»

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard. If they could create a feature to allow us to see the dashboards with all of… more»

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

We have not used any other solutions previously. This has been the first one with version control.

What other advice do I have?

This solution is simple to learn. It's straightforward and you don't need a lot of time to learn the functionalities. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am currently evaluating JIRA. The management is considering moving everything to JIRA.
Frederic Ferrant
Real User
Scrum Master for a Big International Bank in Belgium at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The program management is one of the most valuable features in the bank I work for. I was able to create epics for our budgeting concerns and it helped me link everything together.

How has it helped my organization?

CA Agile is a product that really needs more than 100 teams working on it. It works best in big organizations. It definitely streamlines workflow for many users in tandem.

What needs improvement?

I think there is a missing link with the development activity. Some developers are pushing in new versions of the code, but you cannot make the link from the user story to a specific application… more»

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

It is expensive and may not be worthwhile for a small company.

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

I have experience with JIRA. I find Agile has an easier UI. Furthermore, JIRA was more of an IT tool, and Agile has both IT and business capabilities.

What other advice do I have?

When considering a new solution, I always consider: * UI * Price
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