It is not a project management solution in itself. I would call it an adjunct tool to something like Microsoft Project. In Jira, I don't see a way to show project or task dependencies or even a high-level schedule layout. It is more for the individual tasks that are going to be done in the next two-week period, but the big picture of why you have to do those things in that two-week period is kind of missing. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. It is not perfect, but I also don't see any big problems with how we're using it.
Project Manager at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Jun 23, 2021
My advice to others is this is a good solution and if you have multiple teams as we did that require you to provide daily updates then it is the ideal choice. You can track every entry and you can see when it is inputted by a timestamp. If you have a lot of mission-critical or time-sensitive activities, Jira is good for tracking and helping to keep everything organized. This is an excellent solution and has great functionality. I rate Jira Align an eight out of ten.
The cost is $3 per user. So I'm paying $24 for eight users. We're just having an issue with the license flipping back to a free plan each week and I need to raise a ticket on that. Otherwise, it's seamless.