TechValidate Research on Jira Align

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34 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



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Jira Align Case Study

Global Fortune 500 Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer services company is based on a February 2019 survey of Jira Align customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

With Jira Align, we are able to increase visibility and transparency across our company by using the Jira Align Program Board; easily link features to our PI-Objectives and leverage detailed EPIC Fields to drive collaboration across our organization.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Jira Align:
o Need for a single tool to support C-suite directed SAFe initiative and rollout
o To gain more robust agile portfolio capabilities
o To gain visibility above the team level

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Jira Align that the surveyed company uses:
• Required a tool that integrated with Jira above the team level
• Designed to let the teams use the tools they want without any disruption to their work in process
• Requested a platform that could scale throughout the organization

Evaluated the following vendors before selecting Jira Align
o IBM Rational
o Atlassian Jira Portfolio

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Jira Align:

- Increased the productivity of their software teams by 10-20%.
- Realized impactful benefits within 6 – 9 Months after implementation was complete.
- Accelerated framework (SAFe, Scrum@ Scale, etc) implementation
- Drove top to bottom visibility and transparency
- Enabled Better PI/Program planning capabilities

Jira Align’s capabilities compared to the competition:
- project and program portfolio: significantly better
- product roadmapping: significantly better
- integration w/3rd party tools: significantly better
- scrum team support: significantly better

Rated Jira Align’s product capabilities compared to the competition:
- performance: significantly better
- ease of use: significantly better
- reliability: significantly better
- scalability: significantly better
- user interface: best in class

Jira Align Customer Fact

Best in Class SAFe Support for Executives

Compared to other EAP solutions, a Fortune 500 Financial Services company rated Jira Align’s SAFe support as best in class.

Jira Align Case Study

Dimension Data

Introduction

This case study of Dimension Data – NY is based on a February 2019 survey of Jira Align customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Jira Align makes it easy to relate to SAFe best practices. It has a great team view for Jira and enables higher level PI Planning.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Jira Align:

  • Decided to look for a new Enterprise Agile Planning tool for the following reasons:
    • Because their previous tool was too complicated/unreliable/didn’t scale
    • Because they needed a tool to support SAFe or other scaled agile framework
    • To gain robust agile portfolio management solution
    • To gain visibility above the team level
  • Vendors evaluated before choosing Jira Align:
    • Atlassian Jira Portfolio Plugin

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Jira Align that the surveyed company uses:

  • Integrates the following tools with Jira Align:
    • Jira
  • Level of agreement that Jira Align is:
    • Designed to let the teams use the tools they want without any disruption to their work in process: very strongly agree
    • Built for scale: very strongly agree
    • Transformative: very strongly agree
    • Outcome driven: very strongly agree
  • Jira Align’s capabilities compared to the competition:
    • SAFe Support: best in class
    • Project and program portfolio: best in class
    • Product roadmapping: best in class
    • Integration w/3rd party tools: best in class
    • Scrum team support: best in class

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Jira Align:

  • Jira Align capabilities compared to the competition:
    • Performance: best in class
    • Ease of use: significantly better
    • Reliability: best in class
    • Scalability: best in class
    • User interface: significantly better
  • Confirmed that it took 1 – 3 Months to realize benefits from Jira Align after implementation was complete.
  • Operational benefits their organization realized following the implementation of Jira Align:
    • They were able to create consistency/collaboration across the organization
    • Accelerated framework (SAFe, Scrum@ Scale, etc) implementation
    • Top to bottom visibility and transparency
    • Better PI/Program planning capabilities
  • Agreed that Jira Align increased the productivity of their software teams by more than 40%.

Jira Align Customer Research

Realize Value Quickly with Jira Align

How long did it take to realize benefits from Jira Align after implementation was complete?

3 - 6 Months: 31%
1 - 3 Months: 30%
< 1 Month: 13%
> 18 Months: 9%
6 - 9 Months: 8%
9 - 12 Months: 5%
12 - 18 Months: 3%

Jira Align Customer Research

Top Team Tools Used With Jira Align

Select which team tools you integrate with Jira Align.

Jira
74%
None – we use Jira Align team’s tool
19%
GitLab
9%
TFS/ Azure DevOps (FKA VSTS)
4%
RTC
1%
CA Agile Central/Rally (now Broadcom)
0%
Collabnet/VersionOne
0%
Other
4%

Jira Align Customer Fact

Best in Class Performance

Compared to the competition, Dimension Data rated Jira Align’s performance as best in class.



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About Jira Align

After two decades of learning how to build software with agile, the way we do agile in large enterprises still feels painful. Tools and processes are still too disparate. Insights still arrive too slowly. Collaboration is still inefficient. That is, until now. With AgileCraft you can put the right information, at the right time, into the hands of the people that use it to collaborate and make decisions.

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