Jira Alternatives and Competitors

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Ashish Yelkar
Real User
Managing Partner at Verve Square Technologies
Jul 13 2020

What is most valuable?

Ease of use is definitely one of the strongest points for ALM. It's a very user-friendly tool and the maturity of processes within ALM are amazing compared to other tools… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Any user who accesses a project gets to know what is the latest status on a test case, from a test case writing or test design perspective as well as test execution… more »

What needs improvement?

Sometimes I do run my queries from the admin login. However, if I want to reassess all my test cases, then I am still doing this in a manual manner. I write SQL queries… more »

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

It all comes down to how many people are going to access the tool. When teams go above 20, I think ALM is a better tool to use from a collaboration and streamlining… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have always used different versions of ALM. I did not previously use a different solution before using ALM.

What other advice do I have?

Security is driven by the different user login credentials that are created by the admin. This is pretty typical. In this aspect, all their tools are good. For risk-based… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At a process level, the maturity within ALM is at the highest level. Now, if I have run the same test case five times within Test Plan, it will gives me a status of that… more »
Venu Cherukuri
Real User
Lead Solution Architect at a consumer goods company 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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Beth Noser
Real User
Applications Analyst at University of Kansas Medical Center
Sep 16 2020

What is most valuable?

I like that it's very flexible so that we can change some of the fields, the titles and names, and that we can color code it. I really like being able to add different lanes. Every team is different… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We have found that some teams get a lot more requests and work and projects than other teams. Those work-in-process, or WIP limits, are really helpful at determining if teams can take on more… more »

What needs improvement?

Being able to determine what the Card Size feature is for, and have it be just one, standard thing instead of it being open to interpretation, would help. I have also noticed that some people want to… more »

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

I'm not familiar with the pricing but I think it has been worth what we've paid for so far.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used JIRA, and I have had a few teams use Trello and Asana as well. We've replaced all of them with LeanKit. We went with LeanKit because we use multiple Planview products. Being able to easily… more »

What other advice do I have?

When you're trying to decide on a solution like LeanKit, important things to look out for are reporting, and the customizability or flexibility within the product. Those are really helpful to… more »
Real User
Senior Research Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 06 2020

What is most valuable?

I like that there is, more or less, a single solution for everything. In regards to Polarion, if you're not experienced, it can be quite complicated, so you may need weeks or even months to familiarize yourself with the tools and how it operates. Once you understand how it works it becomes a very… more »

What needs improvement?

The ease-of-use could be improved a little, but at the same time, it's a complex tool so that has to be expected; such a complex tool cannot be completely straightforward. The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises. Also, the beginner's… more »

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

The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises.

What other advice do I have?

If you're a beginner to Life Cycle Requirements Engineering in general, I'd recommend that you familiarize yourself with the basics of requirement engineering in order to gain independence of the tool itself. Eventually, when you start using Polarion, start from the very beginning. Even though the… 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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
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