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Question: What Is The Biggest Difference Between AgileCraft And JIRA?
Answer: Some of the fundamental difference between AgileCraft & Jira are 1) Jira was originally a bug tracking tool that has been modified to try and support Agile projects. AgileCraft was developed out of the box with Agile in mind. 2) Jira data structure is flat which means creating a hierarchy for rolled up reporting is problematic even with the 3rd party plugins. 3) AgileCraft was designed to support enterprise level Agile/SAFe while Jira was not and struggles in this area As JIRA has a low CapEx it is attractive to a lot of people and there is a large user community. The OpEx, when you consider all the plugins you may need to acquire to do what you want , can create a annual cost that is equivalent to other ALM solutions. Given this large user base other vendors (including AgileCraft) have created ways to stack their products on top of Jira to allow that user community to scale it. This is great for those that do not want to simply get rid of their Jira implementation. Jira is fine for small single team use but I am not a fan of it for larger enterprise wide programs that use SAFe or other enterprise Agile frameworks Given the recent announcement of Atlassian (Jira parent) acquisition of AgileCraft it will be interesting how they blend the two product together.
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  • "Worth the extra cost."
  • "We make use of the solution free of charge."
  • "The cost is about $10 per user, per month."
  • "I don't have the number, but I sure wish Jira was less expensive. Its price point should be a little lower, and it should be more flexible for users who are just ticket viewers."
  • "We are on an annual license to use Jira."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. We pay annually for the solution."
  • "The license is yearly. It is a large, long-running program."
  • "We have a corporate license, and it is probably based on the number of people."
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    Miriam Tover
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    Agree with Duane's comments for the most part. The two tools serve very different purposes. Where I disagree a bit is that Jira can be and is used by very large organizations to manage work. However Jira does not provide support for working across a set of related projects and services. This is what Agile Craft allows you do to - plus AC brings other capabilities like value stream management, a greater level of portfolio and business management, and management of delivery across a large set of programs.

    It will definitely be interesting to see where Atlassian takes things.

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    Top Answer:Jira is a great centralized tool for just about everything, from local team management to keeping track of products and work logs. It is easy to implement and navigate, and it is stable and scalable… more »
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    AgileCraft is the world's first scaled agile management platform. AgileCraft brings your business and software development organizations together in one intuitive platform. Whether you're using SAFe, Nexus, Less, or any other approach to scaling agile, AgileCraft allows everyone from the big-picture executive to the most detailed-oriented engineer to optimize software delivery and make better decisions.

    Jira is a powerful cloud- and subscription-based application lifecycle and issue management solution. It is designed to aid users both in project management and in resolving any issues that arise at any point in the software development process. It is especially concerned with easing the ability of developers to collaborate. 

    Jira Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy Jira include:

    • DevOps lifecycle visibility and planning. Jira provides application developers with tools that enable them to track and visualize where they are in the development process. This means that a DevOps team can measure their progress at all times. Jira’s roadmapping feature also enables a DevOps team to work more efficiently by setting goals for their projects, keeping them on track. Additionally, they are able to track whether they are meeting the goals that they set for their projects.
    • Regular product updates. Atlassian is constantly updating Jira so that it is continuously evolving into an ever more powerful and user-friendly solution. Users can be sure that the product that they are using is always being tweaked so as to provide them with the best possible project management solution. 
    • Flexibility. Jira enables users to customize their workflows and dashboard so that the solution is operating in a way that best matches their needs. Jira can also integrate with more than 3,000 other applications and integrations. Organizations can use it to expand their project management and DevOps capabilities in many different ways. 

    Jira Features

    • Security capabilities. Jira is equipped with a number of useful security features. It gives administrators the ability to restrict access to certain tools so that only users who are authorized to complete certain tasks have access to the tools related to the completion of that task. Users can also set default permissions so that only particular users can work on new projects or particular projects.
    • Real-time notification feature. Users can set Jira so that it offers them notifications that contain critical information in real time. It can send users email notifications when pressing issues have been updated. They can also set it to notify them about tasks that may be due, or other similar events.

    • Activity log. Jira has the ability to track any and all changes that are taking place within the software framework. Users can keep a close eye on everything that is going on. This promotes a high level of visibility and can be leveraged to aid developers in their collaboration efforts. 

    Reviews from Real Users

    Jira is a powerful solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its workflow engine and its highly customizable dashboard. 

    Bharath R., the tool implementation and project management lead at a financial services firm, writes, “I feel the strongest feature of Jira is its workflow engine. It empowers us to automate our workflows within our organization. It's the one characteristic of Jira which I think can help any organization, be it in any domain.”

    Uday J., a staff engineer at a computer company, says, “Another thing that I like a lot about Jira is that in the dashboard, you can plug the modules that you want. You can enable certain sections. For example, you can show trend history, open Jira tickets, etc. Some of the managers have created a dashboard for each engineer.” 

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    NCR, Primatics Financial, Ball, VSP, Equifax, Rent-A-Center, PBGC, Verint Systems, Amway
    Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company7%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Educational Organization39%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise44%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    AgileCraft is ranked 19th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites while Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 54 reviews. AgileCraft is rated 0.0, while Jira is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira writes "Great reporting with lots of useful dashboards and excellent flexibility". AgileCraft is most compared with Jira Align, Rally Software, Broadcom Clarity and Planview AgilePlace, whereas Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, IBM Rational DOORS, OpenText ALM Octane, Polarion ALM and Rally Software.

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