With the release of Jira Align, we commonly hear the question: How is Jira Align different from Advanced Roadmaps (formerly Portfolio for Jira) or Jira + Apps Solution? Here is a quick rundown of features to identify which solution is right for your organization.
Check out our Jira Align FAQ – “What is Jira Align” for more information on this exciting tool!
|Overview||Jira Align is an enterprise-grade solution that enables company leadership to link current developments to business outcomes, without disrupting the work of Agile teams.||Advanced Roadmaps is an agile roadmapping app, seamlessly integrated with Jira Software, that enables better visibility across planned work for your teams.||Jira + Apps is a custom solution that combines Atlassian Jira and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to provide visibility and reporting functionality across the entire enterprise’s Agile portfolio.|
|Challenges/Pain Points/Features Desired||
|Size of Organization||500+||Under 500||Size not determining factor but at least 1+ Release Train(s).
At least scaling (several dozen teams)
|Number of teams||20+ or Team of Teams
Product or Portfolio Team
1 Line of Business
|1+ Release Trains (5-10 teams)|
|Number of instances||Unlimited||1:1 with Jira (1 per Jira instance)||1:1 with Jira (1 per Jira instance)|
|Cloud or Server||Cloud||Cloud, Server or Data Center||Server or Data Center – Cloud not ideal (limited in functionality or plugins not available)|
|Role-based (Features)||Executives, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager, Release Train Engineer (RTE), Finance, Transformation Teams, Delivery Teams||Executives, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Product Manager, Release Train Engineer (RTE), Finance, Transformation Teams, Delivery Teams
Cross-project management – not customized to each role
|Epic Owner, Portfolio Manager, Solution Architect/Engineer, Program Management Team, Product Manager, Release Train Engineer (RTE), Product Owner, Scrum Master, Team Member|
|Level of Reporting||100+ Reports (some level of customization)||Limited reporting – Minimal customization – No dashboards||Customizable, including dashboards|
|Types of Reports||Financial, Capacity, Roadmap, Scope, Release Schedules, Team Level Reports, Sprint Report, Program Reports, and many more||Scope, Capacity, Releases, Schedule Sprint or Themes||Capacity, Roadmap, Scope, Release Schedules, Team Level Reports, Sprint Report, Program Reports, and many more|
|Visibility of Dependencies||Yes – Cross-program, Cross-project, Cross-portfolio, Cross-team
Different types of dependency maps
|Yes – Cross-project||Yes – Option to get Cross-program, Cross-project, Cross-portfolio, Cross-team|
|Investment Tracking||YES||NO (need third party plugin)||NO (but customizable upon request)|
|Agile Methodologies Supported||Scaled Agile Framework (SAFeTM), Lean Startup, Spotify, LeSS, Value Engineering, [email protected], Custom/Hybrid||Scaled Agile Framework (SAFeTM), Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, Custom/Hybrid||Scaled Agile Framework (SAFeTM), Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, Custom/Hybrid|
|Out of the box features to support Agile||Program Board, PI Progress Reports, Agile Assessment, Sprint Metrics, Backlog Management across Program/Projects, and more||Backlog Management across Projects||Program Board, PI Progress Reports, Agile Assessment, Sprint Metrics, Backlog Management across Program/Projects, and more|
|Team Tool Integration||Jira and Trello – TFS, CA Rally, IBM RTC, Version One/Collabnet, Excel/Google, Other (via T-Rex Integrator)||Jira Software Data Center or Jira Core Data Center||Jira, TFS, CA Rally, IBM RTC, Version One/Collabnet, Excel/Google, Other. No limitations to integration|
|Trial License Available||No (Only 7-day Demo environment)
Request a demo with an expert
|Yes – Free 30-day Trial||N/A but all plugins and Jira available on 30-day trial|
|Pricing||One Jira Align seat is required for every four Jira / integrated users.
||NOTE: MANY DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS
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