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We performed a comparison between Atlassian ALM and IBM Rational ALM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites.
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  • "The price of the solution could be reduced. Many of our customers are not using all the features and this could be why our clients feel the price is too high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this… more »
    Top Answer:There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version.
    Top Answer:For project management, the scheduling of the project tasks should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid using the Atlassian Portfolio .
    Top Answer:You can customize the board according to your needs.
    Top Answer:The reporting functionality needs to be improved. They have developed a reporting model but it is not available out-of-the-box. It is especially important when we are talking about Kanban and KPIs. We… more »
    Top Answer:We began using this product in 2014 as a work management tool. After that, we gained knowledge of the Agile framework and implemented these features in Rational. We now have five scrum teams, all of… more »
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    Also Known As
    Rational ALM, MKS
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    Overview

    How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

    Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

    1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

    Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

    2) Build and track roadmaps

    Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

    3) Track and deploy code

    Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

    4) Support and Iterate

    Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

    5) Tie it together

    ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



    Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.
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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia
    Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, Ashurst
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Microsoft, Micro Focus and others in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Atlassian ALM is ranked 21st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites while IBM Rational ALM is ranked 18th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews. Atlassian ALM is rated 0.0, while IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational ALM writes "Integrates well with Git and the technical support is helpful, but the interface should be more modern". Atlassian ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Polarion ALM, TFS and Micro Focus ALM Octane, whereas IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Polarion ALM, PTC Integrity and TFS.

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