We performed a comparison between Jira Align and JIRA Portfolio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Agile Planning Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Defect tracking and dashboards are the most valuable features of Jira Align."
"The product has good visualization capabilities and helps to see the different dimensions of a plan."
"The reporting structure is great."
"I've had no issues with Align's stability."
"The OKR experience is great."
"Align enables the capture of all capabilities."
"Velocity and reporting provide good visibility, burndown charts, and particularly velocity measurement."
"The tool helps us to stick with the timeline and budget of our projects. It also helps me to identify dependencies and red flags and intervene wherever possible. I have found the key metrics tab also useful."
"The most valuable feature of JIRA Portfolio is the visuals it provides rather than Kanban boarded tickets."
"Managing product development and managing inter-team communications are also valuable features."
"Has many functionalities including good supervision and workflows."
"The initial setup is simple."
"The most valuable feature of the JIRA Portfolio is for managing teams of 10 or more. It can track the program level and portfolio. There are plenty of beneficial features, such as the hierarchy-level view, customization, and structure plugin."
"The most valuable feature of the JIRA Portfolio is the many features it provides, such as code integration, documentation, roadmap, and Eclipse. The solution is useful for product managers."
"The most valuable feature for me is the visualization and organizing of the tasks. We can have a pick, and then we can stick the multiple issues under that, and then we can again have a sort of hierarchical installation, and that's very useful."
"In general, the valuable features of the tool are its capabilities concerning dependency reports and task status."
"Jira Align should reduce the many information fields we need to provide while closing defects."
"There are fewer customization options in Jira Align due to how it was designed."
"Deployment was very complex."
"Jira Align's setup process could be more straightforward, and they could make training and educational documentation more accessible."
"Other companies that are competitors of Jira and Confluence, they are able to create their active directories for the vendors that don't come in internally."
"Lacks sufficient reporting capabilities."
"The synchronization between Jira and Jira Align takes too long."
"The tool's corporate pricing is expensive."
"There should be an integration of efforts between the cloud service providers' side and JIRA Portfolio."
"If you want to generate a report for individual usage, it's difficult."
"It's got kind of a steep learning curve."
"The HR aspect of the solution could be improved."
"The solution's look and feel could be a bit more intuitive and user friendly."
"Currently lacks AWS integration."
"The kanban board could also use some more filters. We just had a project where the deployment for Jira didn't have any ETA, and it's a requirement for the client. We accommodate a lot of issues on the board, so the workaround was to create boards by project, not client."
"The interface JIRA Portfolio could improve."
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.”
Jira Portfolio is an agile roadmapping tool designed to help teams build plans, envision the big picture, track progress, and share the process with stakeholders.
Jira Portfolio is planned based. A plan in Portfolio is a complete view of the tasks, teams, and release dates for your Jira projects.
Once you start to create a plan, there are three main factors you need to define:
With Jira Portfolio, you can create a visual timeline to gain visibility across each of your teams and projects in a single place from a granular level and review cross-team and cross-project dependencies to prevent bottlenecks. This visibility can help you plan realistic release dates and manage your team’s capacity. The solution allows you to try out different scenarios with your roadmap and resources to help guide your decision making. Once you have a solid plan, you can easily integrate with Jira Software and commit your changes.
Jira Portfolio allows managers to easily add team members. The tool’s powerful scheduling algorithm assigns tasks to teams while taking priorities and dependencies into account so it can create a realistic forecast for project completion.
Jira Portfolio Benefits
Some of the top benefits of using Jira Portfolio include:
Reviews from Real Users
Jira Portfolio stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its roadmap creation tools and its flexibility.
Meeta L., a lead product manager at a tech vendor, says, “The valuable features of the JIRA Portfolio are the customization it provides which is very useful and the Agile project management capability.”
Juan P., a senior IT project manager at Avantica, writes, “Portfolio helps us increase the visibility of projects' status and management with remote workers who make up most of the company.”
Jira Align is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 20 reviews while JIRA Portfolio is ranked 5th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 30 reviews. Jira Align is rated 8.0, while JIRA Portfolio is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Jira Align writes "Creates visibility, has lots of reports, and removes silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Great roadmapping, reasonably priced, and good support services". Jira Align is most compared with ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Planview AgilePlace, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Targetprocess and Rally Software, whereas JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Smartsheet, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Adobe Workfront, Microsoft Project Server and Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management. See our JIRA Portfolio vs. Jira Align report.
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