JIRA reviews from startup founders

80 reviews by founders
Feb. 23, 2017

We use JIRA for development / bug tracking.

Harry Glaser

Co-founder & CEO - Periscope

Feb. 22, 2017

All of our company’s departments work with JIRA. At first we had an open source solution but then we moved to the full Atlassian suite. It is nice to be able to manage both product development and marketing from the same platform.

Fabio Zecchini

Co-founder & CTO - Musement

Feb. 18, 2017

We use JIRA for bug tracking. We were on Pivotal but we moved to JIRA. We have around 15 people, all working on several projects and they were not happy with the user experience provided by Pivotal Tracker. JIRA satisfies 90% of the employees.

Talal Bayaa

Co-founder - Bayzat

JIRA - Best Internal Communication Tools for Startups

JIRA is the powerhouse of project management tools, boasting a flexible platform that’s geared specifically toward developers. While JIRA can handle a wide variety of tasks, including project planning, tracking and detailed release reporting, it has a decidedly technical bent. It’s not uncommon for companies to use JIRA only for their engineering teams, while all other teams use a lighter-weight tool like Trello or Asana.

Which startups use JIRA?

Because JIRA is so complex, smaller teams with simpler organizational needs tend to shy away from it in favor of something easier to use. As such, JIRA is disproportionately favored by larger series A and B companies that have plenty of employees and a more involved development process.

How much does JIRA cost?

JIRA has three packages, depending on your needs: a “for projects” package that handles issue tracking only; a “for development” package that handles both issue tracking and project management; and a “for service desk” package that also handles service requests. Like most project management tools, you can purchase a monthly subscription to JIRA that increases in cost depending on the number of users (the cheapest monthly package starts at $10 per month for 10 users), or you can purchase your own server. The latter option starts at $10 for 10 users, but jumps quickly to $1,200 as soon as you exceed 10 users; at that point, the payments shift from monthly to annual and the you (the user) are responsible for server management.

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