Jira Review

Jira is the center of software development projects, connecting people activity and tools in an easy to use Project management platform. When you first login you are taken to the dashboard where you are updated on what is happening.

Issues are the heart of Jira. Issues can be simple tasks, software defects or new features or requirements. When you create an issue, you run it through a workflow to completion. You can track the progress of an issue via diagrams and dashboards. Teammates can add comments and progress updates along the way.

Workflows are customizable so that different issues go through different flows. You can link issues, attach documents and trace changes.

Jira has a great search feature so that you can search specific keywords or related issues and assigned work.

A notable feature is their user stories which brings all user updates in one feed. This gives your teams the ability to keep track of project statuses, and priorities. You can order user stories, issues, and bugs in your products backlog with simple drag and drop prioritization. This ensures that stories that deliver the most customer value are always at the top.

Features & Reviews

  • Customizable workflows, dashboards and wallboard
  • Unlimited custom fields
  • Powerful search and filtering options
  • Advanced reporting
  • Mobile Apps for Android and iOS
  • Rich API’s
  • 3,000+ Apps
  • Built in SAML 2.0 Support
  • Zero downtime upgrades
  • Advanced security and support
  • Available in the cloud or for download

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System Requirements

Recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Mozilla

Java Platforms:

  • Oracle JDK/JRE 1.8

Operating Systems:

  • Linux/Solaris
  • Microsoft Windows
  • AWS


  • VMware

Application Servers:

  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.6

Internet Protocols (IP):

  • IPv4

LDAP engines:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Apache Directory Server 1.0.x
  • Apache Directory Server 1.5.x
  • Apple Open Directory (Read-Only)
  • FedoraDS (Read-Only Posix Schema)
  • Generic Directory Server
  • Novell eDirectory Server
  • OpenDS
  • Open LDAP
  • Open LDAP (Read-Only Posix Schema)
  • Generic Posix/RFC2307 Directory (Read-Only)
  • Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition


  • PostgreSQL version 9.2 – 9.5
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014
  • H2


Cloud Plan:

Self-Managed Plan:

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About the Author

Denise is one of our Staff Writers that has transitioned from the Corporate IT Consulting World into publishing. She enjoys writing about her Experiences with Software and Tools that she has used and help implement in Real-world Scenarios and Business. She has a Master in Organization Development from Seattle University.