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What advice do you have for others considering JIRA Portfolio?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering JIRA Portfolio, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

PeerSpot user
1818 Answers

AMITKUMAR26 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Whether or not this solution will be a benefit to your project depends on a lot of factors, such as your requirement. I rate JIRA Portfolio a nine out of ten.

Graziella Amaral - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I would give Portfolio a rating of eight out of ten.

NishantPathak - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I'm an end-user. I'm not overly technical. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

Assyr Carvalho Junior Carvalho Junior - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We are just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Jira. It's important to know about the database. It is important to know about databases for implementing Jira Software Management. I'd rate the solution a nine out of ten.

reviewer1158522 - PeerSpot reviewer

I would recommend that those wanting to implement JIRA Portfolio do a smaller implementation first. Once they know the features then they can do a full-scale customized implementation for exactly what they need with the appropriate features. I rate JIRA Portfolio an eight out of ten.

David Sandoval - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I rate Jira Portfolio nine out of 10.

reviewer1377360 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Doing digital transformation is difficult. It's not regarding JIRA. It's difficult to change the mindset of our teams to be more agile and to adapt JIRA as a new way of working. We have to change the mindset and the mentality of the teams with a new way of working so that we can move forward. JIRA will help us to be more agile because JIRA is built for agile teams. We had to work with a consulting team based in France to help us with the organization of the process. Atlassian doesn't directly work with West African countries. So, we had to work with a French company. I would rate JIRA Portfolio an eight out of ten.

reviewer1398831 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

From a developer's perspective, this tool works fine and I don't have any complaints other than wanting to convert between features, tasks, etc, when a mistake has been made in creating one. The only advice that I have for people who are implementing Jira Portfolio is to make sure that they manage their licenses properly. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

RICHARD Jean-Jacques - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

In general, we are on a server configuration and not a cloud solution. That means, each year we have that specific version until we update it. I suppose since we have installed the JIRA Portfolio in January, it's the last version. However, I'm not sure. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall. If the solution would work for others depends on the size of their company. If we had to do the implementation again, we should have bought JIRA Portfolio at the same time as JIRA Core. I think we did a mistake by introducing JIRA Portfolio without it. When you buy JIRA Core, you have only three levels of subtask stories and epic in JIRA, and it's difficult for us to have only three different levels. With JIRA Portfolio, you can have as many additional levels as you want. We adopted a scaled agile model with squads and tribes. We need to implement a safe model instead. We've since introduced, as a pilot, two additional levels as we believe it's better to have all level you need at the beginning of your project.

KishorAhire - PeerSpot reviewer

I would rate this solution as seven out of ten.

reviewer1238526 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use the cloud deployment model. I'd advise others to start with a good analysis of the solution before implementing it. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Sean Du Sart - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

If you are looking for collaboration, then I would definitely recommend the product. It is one of the easiest and not very expensive. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best. I would rate the products overall as a seven. It could not get a ten. Seven leaves room for improvement.

Steffen Bärschneider - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I would rate it a seven out of ten. I don't know everything about the solution and every feature.

Christos Stentoumis - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I would definitely suggest going for it. I would rate JIRA Portfolio an eight out of ten. To make it a perfect ten it should have a better user interface, be more clear, and more responsive.

SantiagoMalinowski - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

AvinashBais - PeerSpot reviewer

JIRA is a very flexible solution, so if you are a mid or small-sized team, it is very useful for the team. When you have a higher scale of work, I would say the portfolio management and the reporting need to improve. You either have to build your own solution on the APIs or you have to manage how you can configure in the current flows. My rating out of ten will be seven or eight. In the next version, I would like to see better reporting and safer plugins, as well as easier scalability.

Serge Pflumio - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are dealing with several products and clients, and each product has it's good points and it's weak points. I don't have an opinion because I think that a good process does the job and you can apply a good process to any tool. The tools are more and more user-friendly. Even JIRA. When you want to implement something, keep it simple and it will work. With JIRA, you can do amazing things by developing connectors, embedding features, and adding new fields to create new things. In the end, it needs to fit the process. If the process is of poor quality, then your tool will look poor. For the most part, with several tools, you can do nearly anything. JIRA is a good tool. Perhaps a little bit too much to configure and adapt, because it can be adapted to any kind of customer's needs and it's not dedicated to a specific solution, but it does the job. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

DevoPLM544 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I like JIRA portfolio the most out of any tool I use for my job. It is my most favorite tool. It was easy to get used to using it and I highly recommend it. Personally, I say: use it. Go for it. Don't bother using other tools. Realistically, it is good to look at the other options in the marketplace. There are many companies around offering add-ons, plug-ins, and applications that are quite good. The biggest lesson I have learned in using JIRA is that you should not start with Excel. It is a good idea to evaluate your business plan and look forward to growth by choosing the right solution.

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