I was recently reviewing a resume. The candidate listed Jira PM as one of the tools they've used in the past. Is there such a thing?

1 answer

1 vote

JIRA is sometimes referred to as a project management tool.

It does do a lot of that, and there's nothing wrong with your candidate saying they've done it.

I have tried to use Jira as a PM tool and it's really not meant for it. It becomes kind of cludgy. What I was trying to ask was is there a Jira add-on or any other Atlassian product that is meant for project management? If there is I'd like to find out more about it.

I think you're probably misunderstanding what it means to do "project management".  JIRA really is for managing projects, but it's talking about one project, focussed on one thing.  What most people think of as "project management" is lots of projects.

The Portfolio or BigPicture add-ons are the two I'd lean towards for that, but there's others well worth a look.  It depends on what you mean by "project management" as to what you'll want to add!

I've been in the PM business for 35 years so I think I understand project management. This is for use by an enterprise who has 100s of projects that are currently managed in MS Project Server. Looking for a simpler and less expensive solution.

That's not what I was pointing out - I was trying to say that JIRA's use of "project management" is about managing projects.  Single ones, with a PM, estimates, lots of different users, and so-on.  That's not quite what most PMs mean when they say they are PMs.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

197 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you