With JIRA’s On-Premise Service Ending, Could Rally from Broadcom Be a Better Alternative?
Atlassian is ending support for their On-Premise version of JIRA, which many companies have been using to manage projects and incorporate Agile methodologies. What is the best replacement? We are recommending Rally from Broadcom, which is designed for the purpose and will enable you to scale.
JIRA has a large footprint in the IT world. JIRA was not designed to be used as a project management or Agile work management tool. It’s simply been modified and manipulated to resemble “management tools” through various add-ins.
However, some organizations could be in for a rude awakening soon. Atlassian is ending support for their On-Premise version of JIRA. They stopped selling JIRA On-Premise in February 2021 and will completely shut down support in February 2024.
So what does that mean for anyone using JIRA On-Premise? If you want to stay with JIRA, you must migrate to either their Cloud or Data Center offerings. What isn’t so obvious, though, is that these options support fewer apps, require a migration effort, and cost more than the current On-Premise offering. Some customers are experiencing increases up to 10 times their current costs! In short, you pay more and get less!
If your organization will have to re-assess and reimplement the product you are using to manage work, why not implement a product specifically designed to do what you are trying to do? For Agile organizations, JIRA is used to manage backlogs and work for scrum teams, but it begins to crumble when organizations attempt to scale. The clear answer is Rally from Broadcom for any organization looking for enterprise agility at scale.
Rally was built with SAFe principles at its core. It can be the single source of truth at both the scrum team and enterprise portfolio levels. Development teams can continue to organize their backlogs, execute work, and deliver continuous value as they do now while leadership is empowered to make smarter decisions by aligning work to the most important business objectives. No add-ins required or sneaky hidden costs!
Rally also enables organizations to manage dependencies, capacity, and risks across multiple teams or delivery groups. It provides visibility into bottlenecks through various reports and dashboards, such as their cumulative flow or program increment performance dashboards and reports. Rally is built for agility at scale, so why not use a product that was designed with your needs at its core?
Rally is also a vital component of the ValueOps platform. It has integration capabilities using standard APIs such as REST and SOAP. It dovetails perfectly with Broadcom’s Clarity for a comprehensive VSM platform.
You don’t need to adjust how you run your business based on the limitations of JIRA. Run your business like the agile machine it needs to be and experience what Rally by Broadcom can bring to your organization.
For more information about Rally, contact Winmill PPM today at PPMInfo@winmill.com.
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