JIRA Portfolio Reviews

JIRA Portfolio is the #3 ranked solution of our top Enterprise Agile Planning Tools tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Microsoft Project Server - JIRA Portfolio vs Microsoft Project Server

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RICHARD Jean-Jacques
Real User
Project Manager at Allianz
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

With JIRA Portfolio, you can do your portfolio after projects and right away you are able to see all the tickets of your portfolio. You can change the project which belongs in the portfolio at any moment and you can do any simulation you want. You can have many scenarios, and, when we agree with the… more »

What needs improvement?

Today, when we want to prepare PI planning, we have a dedicated plugin, which allows us to print a ticket. We have beautiful tickets which is an advantage. We can print tickets and put them right on the wall. It's better for PI planning due to the fact that you can read information, and it's always… more »

What other advice do I have?

In general, we are on a server configuration and not a cloud solution. That means, each year we have that specific version until we update it. I suppose since we have installed the JIRA Portfolio in January, it's the last version. However, I'm not sure. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared five different products last year, including JIRA Portfolio, BigPicture (which is another plugin available on the Atlassian marketplace), JIRA Align, and a Micro Focus Solution. We also looked at Planview, which we already use to forecast for budgeting purposes. We chose JIRA Portfolio… more »
Sean Du Sart
Real User
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The number one feature is that the product makes it easier to collaborate. I think that is the most important point even though it is not perfect. Another point is that the interface is not exactly rocket science and it is fairly easy to… more »

What needs improvement?

I think to improve the product they need to work on integration. I think what I call heterogeneous integration into other tools will be important. It would be nice to work with data modeling from any tool. From an enterprise reporting… more »

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

If I look at just on your ITSMs (IT Service Management) side, I've used ServiceNow. Also, HP Service Manager.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for collaboration, then I would definitely recommend the product. It is one of the easiest and not very expensive. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best. I would rate the products overall… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When considering the product solutions, I was looking for functionality comparisons between an SDM (Service Desk Management) BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) remedy. I'm sort of interested to understand what are the major benefits or… more »
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Real User
PLM Development at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The best feature for us is that it is a centralized database. Everyone has access to it. It is a single source of tools. We no longer have to clumsily copy and reconcile Excel spreadsheets.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has helped our organization by allowing us to stop using Excel. We now have one team source as a centralized database. We no longer have to reconcile data or deal with differences in… more »

What needs improvement?

Generally, I'm a happy customer when it comes to this product. The product's speed could be improved. However, there is really no software that can ever be fast enough. I would like to see more… more »

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

JIRA was inexpensive in the beginning when we first took the solution on. After we bought it, the prices went up. Scaling it as our company grew was a little like making purchases from a drug dealer… more »

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

We previously used Excel, which is not a solution. We were a new company at the time and it was easy enough to manage through Excel. When our needs grew and it was impossible to use Excel, we changed… more »

What other advice do I have?

I like JIRA portfolio the most out of any tool I use for my job. It is my most favorite tool. It was easy to get used to using it and I highly recommend it. Personally, I say: use it. Go for it. Don't… more »
Real User
Software Developer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it fits very well into an agile framework, and it is especially helpful with the planning aspects. For example, if you create a new ticket, issue, or feature, then you classify it accordingly and you can assign it to an ongoing sprint. You can look at the sprint… more »

What needs improvement?

Converting a task into an epic is very troublesome. As it is now, if you make the mistake of creating the wrong thing then you just have to delete it and start again. If you could convert between things such as features and tasks then it would be helpful.

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

We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available.

What other advice do I have?

From a developer's perspective, this tool works fine and I don't have any complaints other than wanting to convert between features, tasks, etc, when a mistake has been made in creating one. The only advice that I have for people who are implementing Jira Portfolio is to make sure that they manage… more »
Serge Pflumio
Real User
Owner at YggVal
Sep 19 2019

What is most valuable?

It is difficult to narrow it down to features. It's one solution as a whole and to point out certain features is complicated.

How has it helped my organization?

There hasn't been an improvement because we were using JIRA solutions before.

What needs improvement?

There could be many things that could be improved but we haven't been working with it long enough to accurately find the weak points. The pricing of add-ons could be improved. You should have the… more »

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

The pricing of the solution is expensive. When you install any add-on, you have to pay for each and everyone who is declared on the system in order to have the add-on working. If you have anywhere… more »

What other advice do I have?

We are dealing with several products and clients, and each product has it's good points and it's weak points. I don't have an opinion because I think that a good process does the job and you can apply… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options but JIRA was already in place, which is one of the reasons we stayed with JIRA.
Christos Stentoumis
Real User
Co-Founder at up2metric P.C.
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

We use all of the features. The most valuable features are the reporting of the speed of the team's progress and the long-term organization of our projects in the timeline.

How has it helped my organization?

Before JIRA, we used to organize our software with Bitbucket but now, with JIRA, it is more efficient to organize all the work in the timeline, make long-term plans for one or two months, know what… more »

What needs improvement?

I think that front-end development is a little bit buggy in some cases. Some of the features take a while to respond and some need to be more clear. Now we are using next-generation projects, so it's… more »

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

We have nine people using it so we have a standard cost of approximately $150 dollar per year. There are only additional costs if you exceed the limit of users, then you start paying by user. The cost… more »

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

We were previously using Atlassian Bitbucket. Bitbucket is only good for tracking down issues but it is not helpful to organize everything and see how fast you are proceeding. With JIRA, there are a… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely suggest going for it. I would rate JIRA Portfolio an eight out of ten. To make it a perfect ten it should have a better user interface, be more clear, and more responsive.
AvinashBais
Consultant
Agile Consultant at Capgemini
May 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The workflow configurations, Screen filed mapping and confluence integration of this solution are what I value most. Definitely there are multiple features to support this.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has improved our organization by allowing us to create our own customization. We can track the live status of all the flows on one page and get a single view of our progress. Also, it… more »

What needs improvement?

I would say that there's a lot of reporting on the dashboard so something that can be improved is the project level visibility because it is a little unclear. Especially when you compare it to JIRA… more »

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

We currently use three solutions simultaneously, namely JIRA, Rally, and Octane.

What other advice do I have?

JIRA is a very flexible solution, so if you are a mid or small-sized team, it is very useful for the team. When you have a higher scale of work, I would say the portfolio management and the reporting… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes.
Real User
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that we like the most is that JIRA enables modules. Atlassian provides a lot of products around JIRA, such as compliance for the documentation, BitBucket for the Git version. We are new to these products developed by Atlassian, but they can integrate very easily. Generally, when an editor is developing a solution, they think about integrating with JIRA. When we are looking for any… more »

What needs improvement?

We would love to be able to have direct contact with Atlassian. Currently, they are not working directly with West African countries. We are considering using JIRA Align, but when we contact them, they say that as we are in West Africa, they don't directly work with West Africa.

What other advice do I have?

Doing digital transformation is difficult. It's not regarding JIRA. It's difficult to change the mindset of our teams to be more agile and to adapt JIRA as a new way of working. We have to change the mindset and the mentality of the teams with a new way of working so that we can move forward. JIRA will help us to be more agile because JIRA is built for agile teams. We had to work with a consulting… more »
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What is JIRA Portfolio?

The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.

With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.

Also known as
Portfolio for JIRA
JIRA Portfolio customers

Rosetta Stone, Sprint, UBS, Workday, Expedia, J.P. Morgan

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