Jira: The #1 software development tool used by agile teams


A project manager's primary responsibility is communication.  Keeping all the various pieces and who is responsible for them organized and current can be a PM's greatest challenge.  Atlassian's JIRA is emerging as a popular and flexible tool that gives PM's control and insight into projects large and small.  JIRA can be used simply as a trouble ticket tracker, to a software development tool that provides project status reporting and integrates with code and document repositories.


Create Kanban boards for continuous workflows like software sustaining or bug fixes.

For Agile Scrum projects, maintain the backlog, plan sprints, and track and report progress.

Jira's specialty suite includes:

  • Jira Core
  • Jira Service Desk
  • Jira Mobile

To find out more about Jira, go to https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira

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This month's PM Tool was provided by MSLLC Project Analyst Kendall Keller. Each month in our newsletter, one of our associates reviews a software tool or application that they use and find helpful.


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