TechValidate Research on Jira Align

Jira Align Case Study

Dimension Data


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.”


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


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%.

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