Hi Atlassian Community!
We're so excited to welcome Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) to the Atlassian family.
We expect you'll have lots of questions about the Jira Align platform, how it fits into the broader Jira product family, and what problems it can help you solve.
We're here to help! Below are some frequently asked questions about Jira Align, Portfolio for Jira, and more.
What is Jira Align?
Jira Align connects business strategy to customer outcomes at enterprise scale. It helps:
Make work visible at enterprise scale
Gets all teams aligned (and keeps them aligned) across an enterprise
Maximizes outcomes, driving value and accelerating digital strategy
Is Jira Align or Portfolio for Jira better for my needs?
“Scaled agile” is a huge problem space. Atlassian’s philosophy is to guide, not prescribe, as organizations evolve their agile approach.
There are multiple parts of the Atlassian agile product family, including Jira Software, Jira Align, Confluence, and Marketplace apps.
|Portfolio for Jira is best for:|
Jira Align is best for:
Do Portfolio for Jira and Jira Align work together? Are they integrated?
Today, Jira Align and Portfolio for Jira are only integrated in that they both can pull from the same source of truth data in a Jira instance.
Portfolio for Jira is more tightly aligned to and integrated with Jira today, as it is an app for Jira. Customers who begin using Portfolio for Jira can expect a very familiar end-user experience.
Jira Align is a separately managed solution that is cloud-based. It will begin to feel more familiar to the Atlassian portfolio as integration into the product portfolio continues.
Today, Portfolio for Jira capabilities, such as roadmaps, are not integrated with Jira Align. However, we will look for opportunities to more tightly align Portfolio to Jira Align so that customers can grow more seamlessly from one product to the other.
Will anything change with Portfolio for Jira in light of the Jira Align announcement?
Portfolio for Jira remains a priority for the Atlassian team. Currently, Portfolio for Jira and AgileCraft (now Jira Align) solve agile at scale problems different use cases and organization sizes. In the future, we will work towards an integration between Jira Align and Portfolio that lets customers seamlessly scale up from Portfolio to Jira Align in a bottoms-up adoption model.
Why is AgileCraft rebranded to Jira Align?
This new name is inspired by the alignment, flow, and connection inherent in the product. The decision to anchor in Jira was an intentional one, given its role around agile and the inherent alignment with the Jira customer base. We’re putting Jira at the center of teamwork, and positioning Jira Align as the de-facto solution for our largest customers to scale their agile success.
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