JIRA reviews from startup founders

91 reviews by founders
May 21, 2017

Our engineers use JIRA for product development. They are the only ones that they can understand it. It’s pretty ugly, and the user interface is complicated.

Pere Codina

Co-founder & CEO - Kompyte

May 12, 2017

We tried JIRA, but it’s very technical. It is a better tool for bigger companies. We wanted to have a more fluid structure.

Stuart Sopp

Founder & CEO - Current

May 12, 2017

JIRA is too heavyweight for us.

Sara Mauskopf

Co-founder & CEO - Winnie

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.

How 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.

Vendor info

Visit the website: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira

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