I've used a lot of different things from Bugzilla to Jira. Jira certainly has it's problems, but amongst all the imperfect solutions out there Jira is the best.
The configuration of the whole system takes some time to do it. Of course if you want to implement the different processes, such as your development process, the issues statuses, etc. Their customer support is a bit weak, like mostly every huge company. We had several tool for manage projects ...
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JIRA is a cross platform issue and bug tracking software with advanced project management capabilities and features. JIRA is suitable for any company size and is extremely valuable to all collaborating teams, stakeholders and project managers. JIRA helps your team share information and engage others seamlessly, display issues on agile boards with custom agile workflows, enforce kanban work in progress limits and check their efficiency planning and assign members with certain tasks, work together with colleagues using joint-editing tools and monitor the team’s progress and updates of each task.
Moreover, JIRA boasts a feature-rich service desk implementation that allows each department to collect customer requests instantly, and arrange them in priority queues that improve the productivity of the team and happiness of customers. Additionally, JIRA offers advanced source code integration along with a huge set of add-ons that can be conveniently found in Atlassian's Marketplace.
JIRA brings a team's resources and knowledge assets under the same collaborating platform. This makes the team more efficient and minimizes the employees' efforts to complete simple every day tasks. Complex activities that require the participation of personnel from different departments is easier when everyone uses JIRA.
The agile project management features in JIRA offer a first-class opportunity for supervisors and managers to locate roadblocks that undermine the overall productivity of the team and take focused action and identify areas for improvement.
JIRA's value and usability are greatly enhanced through its mobile platforms. Whether you are using Android or iOS JIRA remains accessible in a whole set of ways while you're on the go.
Using the JIRA app, you can access issues and bugs that are reported, and display them using custom filters. All reports are accompanied by comments and attachments like screenshots to help users fully understand the issue. A bug or issue can be assigned to a developer right from the mobile device.
JIRA Service Desk offers a clean and intuitive on-line customer portal for the clients that need help. They can just find what they need through easy to understand interface that will guide them to online help or to the most appropriate person to resolve their request.
After the requests reach the service department, engineers take over assignments and start working on the tasks.
A queue system automatically categorizes and prioritizes requests according to custom settings. A number of queues are available out of the box, but more can be added by users at any time. Service license agreements (SLAs) and the automatically generated metrics will provide you with detailed real-time reports, helping you assess progress and efficiency of your team.
JIRA Agile is aimed to help software development teams collaborate better. Using agile planning processes, teams can deliver functioning software earlier and stay flexible when requirements change. JIRA supports agile through various practices such as kanban and scrum. Visibility is the one thing that collaborating teams usually miss from their workflow, and that is exactly what JIRA Agile comes to fulfill.
You may plan in detail and do estimations with unparalleled accuracy. All bugs, tasks, and actions can be drag-n-dropped for users to perform easy prioritization or change sprints. At the end of the sprint, JIRA creates extensive reports with graphs and rich information which highlight the work done and the unfinished tasks that should be moved to the backlog or the next sprint.
Teams can use JIRA to manage the reporting, fixing and reviewing of software bugs in an efficient and integrated way. Developers can take assignments from shared dashboards and agile boards inside of JIRA. From there, Stash git repositories and Bamboo can be used to connect commits and test results back to the issue. All this can be done without the need of ever leaving JIRA.
If you need more Git or Mercurial repositories, you can utilize the integration with Atlassian's Bitbucket that will allow you to spend more time coding instead of dealing with issue and merging handling. The popular GitHub is also supported by JIRA and the connection can be done with the use of just the DVCS connector.
Users of JIRA will find that Atlassian's Marketplace is the place to be when looking for extended functionality, or just for opportunities that you may never have thought of. It includes a vast collection of over 400 add-ons. There are admin tools, chart drawing tools, dashboard gadgets, themes, and styles etc. Over 61% of them are free of charge.
Besides the add-ons, here you will also find the very valuable workflow templates. You may search among a vast collection to find something suited to your needs, or create your own tailored workflow and upload it to the Marketplace for everyone's benefit.
JIRA integrates well with a large number of related software to further expand the usability and utilization of the software in any usage scenario. Besides integrating with other Atlassian software tools like Confluence and Stash, developers have managed to achieve good integration with other software tools.
Some of the most notable examples include the popular revision control tool Github, the widely used Gliffy diagram editor, the Affinity Live and SalesForce CRMs, and the AtTask and Clarizen development tools.
JIRA offers three solutions. The basic package can accommodate 10 users and costs $10 monthly. The second package includes JIRA agile which will help developers and costs $20 per month, and the third package which costs the same is intended for Service Desks so it has the respective add-on enabled. Teams may count more than 10000 members if the software is hosted in the company's servers and this will cost 24000$, 28000$ and 42000$ for the three packages, or up to 2000 members if it is hosted in the Atlassian Cloud with the price in this case ranging from 1000$ to 1500$.
Although JIRA is commercial software, it can be used for free and without limitation from organizations that are non-profit, non-government, non-academic, non-commercial, non-political and secular. Open Source projects also meet the criteria to get a free user license for JIRA.
JIRA works in a wide range of industry sectors that extend from software development and online services, to automobile and aerospace engineering. From small businesses, to large enterprises, JIRA can boost the issue and bug tracking activities and decisively help with project management related tasks.
Among the 30,000 companies that currently use JIRA, you will find NASA, Ebay, BMW, Adobe, SalesForce, Cisco, and Linkedin. JIRA is widely used in more than 122 countries around the globe, as it is completely multi-platform and supports 5 languages. The employees that will mostly benefit from the software are software developers, managers of departments, service desk employees and editors.Read the full GetApp Analysis