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What are best practices for JIRA Core, to use it as a normal Project Management tool, like MS Project or so? Almost everything I can find is related to managing software projects, but I'm especially interested in managing non-software projects with JIRA Core if it could match approx. 80% of the functionality of MS Project.
Things I'm missing in JIRA Core and looking for a solution:
Who is using JIRA Core that way and could share some experience?
that is a good list, here are some questions, people overall are trying some new approaches different than MS Project which does not fit in Agile well:
I would recommend one more - Cycle Control - its a project/program tracking tool which includes custom lifecycle, milestones, checklist, gates and very powerful metrics module.
Yes there are much smaller number of add-ons for JIRA Cloud due to technical limitations.
A lot of customers are moving to private clouds using Google or Amazon infrastructure so that they can get the benefits of both worlds.
Let me know if this is something you are interested.
BigPicture actually targets this classic, non-software, MS Project-like approach. The app has all four:
and all the agile stuff, too. It's been available for Cloud since 2017.
Please have a look at this all-in-one screen capture of the Gantt chart module in BigPicture 7. You've also got standalone Resources and Scope (hierarchy) modules, as well as Risks - popular in non-software industries.
BigPicture version 8, new in 2020, adds a prettier, more responsive Gantt chart.
This is not to say that BP does not cover agile. We do - check Roadmap, Board, Teams modules.