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Is there any benefit from using Compass with Jira Align?

We are already implementing Jira Align, which also enables us to manage dependencies etc.  Would there be any benefit in adding Atlassian Compass

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Tom O'Connor
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Aug 09, 2022

The dependencies in Compass are not the same that we track in Jira Align.  In Jira Align we are identifying and capturing dependencies between teams and programs with the Feature and Epics that we are planning and executing on as part of PI Planning.  

In Compass "The catalog also understands dependencies between components and their owners and makes finding what developers need or the team that can help faster and easier."

Compass will compliment the technical work between teams that are part of a Program/ART that is practicing agile at scale. 

Hopefully in the near future we'll have articles and more details on how Compass and other Point A products are used in addressing Atlassian solutions.

Rich Sparks
Atlassian Team
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Aug 10, 2022 • edited

To add to @Tom O_Connor 's point, it's best to think to of Jira Align as a way to track and make decisions about software development that is planned or in progress. Compass is a way to keep track of all system components that make up a modern microservice-based system architectures.

It will make sense for an enterprise to use both tools, though they're typically used by different roles or personas, and they support different jobs to be done.

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