JIRA reviews from startup founders

87 reviews by founders
April 3, 2017

We use JIRA for our website development and we built our own sheets on Google Drive. We tested Asana but it didn’t make sense for us.

Andreas Kitzing

Founder & CEO - Sponsoo

April 3, 2017

We just started using JIRA for bug tracking.

Shuo Qiao

Co-founder & CTO - Moving Analytics

March 30, 2017

We use JIRA and Confluence. The engineers are using it for documentation and bug reporting. It is catered to the engineering team so for non-engineers, it has a steeper learning curve. But once you get used to it, it has a lot of offer. It is ticket-based, great for bug reporting and tracking, and documentation for new modules/features.

Kirsten Chong

Controller - Polymaze

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.

Vendor info

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

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