Have You Heard? What the Atlassian/AgileCraft (now Jira Align) Announcement Means for your Enterprise Agility

We are very excited by the March 18, 2019 announcement that Atlassian has entered into an agreement to acquire AgileCraft, a leading provider of enterprise agile planning software. As a global Enterprise Atlassian Solution partner and longtime AgileCraft partner, Cprime is thrilled about the possibilities that this acquisition brings about for organizations looking for the marketplace benefits of scaled agile adoption.

Cprime partners with AgileCraft to enable organizations committed to the Atlassian suite to scale agile across all levels of the enterprise – including team, program, portfolio and enterprise. Companies interested in scaling agile to the enterprise are rapidly adopting AgileCraft along with Atlassian Jira to align business and technology organizations around a common agile transformation. AgileCraft solves portfolio challenges and enables mapping of work being done by Teams in Jira together for enterprise visibility. The result for customers is better products – delivered on time and on budget – with clear visibility and traceability from start to finish. Cprime deeply understands the needs of organizations scaling agile and AgileCraft can help bring the solution of true enterprise agility.

This new synergy also heralds good news for those adopting the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe methodology) at the Enterprise level. AgileCraft can be configured to align with every configuration in SAFe, but also uniquely enables Portfolio-level activities, such as allocation of lean budgets to strategic themes and monitoring investment spend against theme budgets, which can often be challenging for organizations.

You can learn more about some of the challenges of scaling agility to the enterprise with our joint Cprime/AgileCraft webinar, in which we define what executives should be aware of before embarking on their agile transformation journey and how to mitigate some of those scaling challenges.

These are exciting times for the agile community and this latest acquisition is an important step in further increasing the breath and scope of agile solutions available to Atlassian users. AgileCraft, combined with Jira capabilities, will be poised as the scaling solution for the top companies worldwide. We at Cprime are excited and well positioned to be your partner of choice in deploying, adopting, managing and making the most of your Atlassian investment, including the new AgileCraft capabilities, to help you achieve agility throughout your organization.
Maxwell Traers
Maxwell Traers
Technical Content Contributor, Cprime