Jira Other Advice

Meryeme Bensouda
Global Client Support Operations Manager at kyriba
I'd advise other companies to go for it and try using it. Jira is one of the biggest players in the market. It's a scalable solution and very user-friendly. The onboarding is quite simple. I have never been trained and I've been using it for the four past years. Whenever there is a new release on Jira, we get a guide, which is helpful, and instructions as we use the latest version that comes in the form of pop-ups on your screen. If you want, you can just disregard it, but once you discover them, you can just hover over with your mouse and you can see the new features. If an organization is looking for something that will be easy for its workforce to adapt to, Jira would be a smart choice. With the communication and the bridges that we've established with other tools, it's helping other teams get the information they need without having to get the Jira license or get them to go onto Jira. They just need to find their tool and they get the update from Jira in real-time. View full review »
Senior Quality Assurance at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
My advice for anyone who is implementing this solution is to ensure that your in-house processes are clear. Things have to be clear, as much as flexible, because if it is not correctly configured then it could just be a mess. So, you have to be very clear on what your processes are in-house, and then based on that you can translate them into Jira. Knowing in advance what kind of information you're looking for from Jira will help you in being able to set it up correctly. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Anaya Struncova
Software Developer at DataStax
This software is ideal for tracking problems, managing, planning and carrying out real-time monitoring of the tasks or projects you want to develop in a much simpler way and in the shortest possible time. So I think that if you are looking for a solution that is based on more than the management, this is the indicated choice. View full review »
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R&D manager at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Understand your own process: What you are looking for, the size of your company, what your budget is, and the larger plans for the future. There are tools that scale better than others and there are solutions that fit to both small and big teams. There are tools which scale better for larger companies. Most important criteria when evaluating a vendor: * We evaluate the company's strategy. * If they bought an legacy solution to add to the portfolio or if they are developing from scratch. * What are their plans for the future? * What type of support do they have? * What is their business model? * Do they have domestic experience or not? * Are they focusing only on a few customers, and the size of those customers? View full review »
IT Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I would tell a colleague looking for this type of solution to look at Microsoft TFS and VSTS. Most important criteria when selecting vendor: * A well-known vendor for the software. * A good reputation. * Compare what other companies are using. * The look and feel of the user interface. View full review »
Walter Ebeling
Senior Vice President Global IT Services at K├╝hne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG
JIRA, its add-ons, and the Atlassian product world are already very powerful and it is difficult to name significant blank spaces. This is a very powerful solution. Get some advice and training to make the most out of it. You may miss out on some of the capabilities if you don't. View full review »
Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Usability: It should be easy to use. People should not have to undergo a lot of training because it should be intuitive. * It should be scalable and a cloud solution. * It should not be expensive. Cost is a major driver because I work in pre-sales. View full review »
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We're an Atlassian partner. I'm actually using various versions of the solution. I stick with versions seven and eight, mostly. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. View full review »
Senior IT Test Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
My advice to future users is to check out sources like YouTube and look at the main features you want. Potentially with JIRA, particularly with the cloud version, they have a seven day trial. I suggest that future users sign up for the free trial to make sure the features of JIRA meet their personal requirements. Also, the user should make sure that JIRA is a good fit for the user's organization. View full review »
Ananthi Nachimuthu
Senior Technical Writer at Skava
It is an excellent tool for project management. View full review »
Michel Ranero
Project Manager at Ibermatica
My advice for anybody who is implementing Jira is to install the plugin from Micro Focus because it is a better way to manage the interrelationship between these two tools. Overall, my experience with Jira is pretty good. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Kijal Parekh
Digital Test Lead at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
It is a user-friendly solution that is simple to use. View full review »
Senior Consultant/Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would rate it a five out of ten because it gets the job done. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Jira. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
425,794 professionals have used our research since 2012.