Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
Celebration

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root

Avatar

1 badge earned

Collect

Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!

Challenges
Coins

Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.

Recognition
Ribbon

Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!

Leaderboard

Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
4,457,963
Community Members
 
Community Events
176
Community Groups

Planning and Forecasting in Jira: Part 3

Confluence Benefits

Unstructured data
In Confluence, the data is stored in a less structured way. This makes it more flexible; users can order and format information any way they want.

Flexible
The price of flexibility however, is less robust reporting and charting capabilities.

Document management
One thing Confluence does better than Jira is document management and versioning. Confluence also has lots of great macros and collaboration features. You can see content changes in real-time as team members make them.

Confluence Query Language (CQL)
Confluence has robust search capabilities too, but instead of querying specific fields in Jira, you’re mostly querying for keywords, in the page body, using CQL.

And more
Confluence doesn’t natively include workflow capabilities, but you can add them with an app from the Atlassian Marketplace.

Roadmap Planner

confluence-roadmap.png

The screenshot shows a low-tech roadmap similar to the previous example from Jira. The big difference is that this information in Confluence is static. It’s not tied to Jira issue data or automatically updated. If project dates change, for example, the Confluence macro must be updated manually.

Trello Benefits

trello.png

Finally, there’s Trello, a lightweight and highly visual planning tool. There’s a simple user interface and the learning curve is low in this application.

All the data is displayed as cards on a board, which is visually similar to Jira’s board functionality. Like in Jira, you can assign, label, and categorize the cards. There’s even some automation capabilities and apps to extend functionality.

Trello doesn’t include Jira’s robust reporting, charting, or workflow capabilities, however. Sometimes I think of Trello as “Jira lite”.

Part 4: Jira Planning Features

1 comment

Love and agree on the "Jira lite" wording :D We have moved from Trello on to Jira for task management and believe that we have taken many steps forward and have leaps yet to do to sharpen our team task management.

Comment

Log in or Sign up to comment
TAGS

Atlassian Community Events