JIRA reviews from startup founders

110 reviews by founders
Sept. 22, 2017

Depending on the team, we use JIRA or Asana.

Jessica Mah

Co-founder & CEO - inDinero

Sept. 22, 2017

We use JIRA kanban boards to plan social media management, marketing calendars, and so forth. I used to be a product manager, so I’ve used every tool under the sun. JIRA is the most complete, modestly priced option, although it requires some real TLC to get set up. This causes decision paralysis for some people, but for us it’s exactly what we need. We set it up for our engineering team initially, and it’s now been rolled out to the entire team.

Sam Gimbel

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer - Clark

Sept. 20, 2017

The Atlassian suite is a hot tool set for development. Asana is a new tool we’re trying.

Bonnie Crater

President & CEO - Full Circle Insights

JIRA - Best Communication & Collaboration 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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