JIRA reviews from startup founders

122 reviews by founders
May 12, 2018

It really depends on the partner. Sometimes we use Trello or JIRA, and we’ve also used Asana. I never touch them, honestly, so I couldn't answer for their utility, but Trello is fine just to see who's in task. Asana is a little bit more robust.

Aaron Schumm

Founder & CEO - Vestwell

April 8, 2018

We’ve connected Aha! with JIRA and it’s how the dev team gets tickets. We were using another tool before Aha!, but the cool thing is with how we connect it to JIRA. Now, someone outside the product management team can see everything from a high level all the projects we have going on. We have a screen we share with everyone so, for example, the sales department knows when we are going to release a new feature before it happens and it’s so easy to use.

Jordi Capdevila

Marketing Director - ForceManager

March 4, 2018

Different teams use one or the other. I personally prefer Trello. I like Trello better than JIRA. With JIRA they redesigned which made it hard to do the things we do. I prefer the UI design of Trello.

Aaron Rubin

Founder & CEO - ShipHero

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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