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"The linking of PI Objectives with different features was one of the cool things. It had features, epics, and stories out of the box."
"Being able to do PI planning using the program levels is most valuable. I find that the program-level reporting is most useful."
"In my previous experience, the Portfolio and Structure feature in Jira is really valuable because it assists with forecasting for projects."
"Jira Align helps us manage communication and tasks for a variety of teams without overlap."
"Jira Align's most valuable features are the roadmap, the program board, and the reports."
"It's easy to set up."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"The reporting structure is great."
"Velocity and reporting provide good visibility, burndown charts, and particularly velocity measurement."
"It should just have the integration with Jira. We haven't looked at it since Atlassian bought the product."
"One of the biggest issues I found in the new version was once we clicked on one of the tasks that were specifically for our group and went to look at the other portfolios in other areas we had to browse all the way back to the beginning. If you click the back button, it would not work, it stayed the same place. Additionally, if you click on page B, but then you wanted to go back to page A it would not go back to page A. You would have to browse back to the portfolio and then find your group again and open it. This was the only issue that I had with it and I am not sure if it is a Jira issue or it was because of the way the site was laid out."
"Deployment was very complex."
"There are fewer customization options in Jira Align due to how it was designed."
"One area for improvement is that Jira Align's double menu and multiple menus can be difficult for new users."
"Maybe some of the terms and the connectivity could be improved."
"There is no linkage between the Jira records and the overarching schedule. We maintain the overarching schedule in Microsoft Project, and there is no linkage back and forth with the Jira tasks. They are independent of each other."
"It would be helpful if they had something for capacity planning that was simpler to understand."
"I would like to see Jira Align merge and integrate better with Jira as a whole. A lot of the time, the data from Jira won't map very well into Jira Align."
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 Align is a cloud-based agile planning tool designed to help enterprises visualize, manage, and carry out large-scale software and IT projects. Jira Align’s features are designed to align the activities of your company’s development team with the overall goals of the organization by helping you achieve the following results:
With Jira Align’s integration with Jira Software, businesses can simplify governing large-scale software development efforts by translating their strategy and goals into the technical execution and delivery of work.
Jira Align uses the aggregated data from Jira Software to produce reports on every aspect of the development process. Product stakeholders are granted immediate visibility into the progress that has been made and can easily identify delays and their causes.
The solution also assists in budget planning by assigning expenses to various work items and giving management real-time insights into ongoing expenditures and performance against set budgets.
Jira Align Features
Some of the top features and benefits of using Jira Align include:
Reviews from Real Users
Jira Align stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its program-level planning options and its reporting capabilities.
A project manager at a consultancy notes, “I like how things can be sorted out, and it shows the different objectives one can do. You could also create a team view that would allow your team to see work outcomes. Jira Align also helps with the reporting, because we can export data to Excel or another format.”
AgileCraft is ranked 12th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 1 review while Jira Align is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 16 reviews. AgileCraft is rated 7.0, while Jira Align is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AgileCraft writes "Linking of PI Objectives with different features was cool, but it didn't have integration with Jira". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jira Align writes "Creates visibility, has lots of reports, and removes silos". AgileCraft is most compared with Jira, Rally Software, Broadcom Clarity PPM and Planview AgilePlace, whereas Jira Align is most compared with ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, JIRA Portfolio, Planview AgilePlace, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Plutora.
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