Jira vs Microsoft Teams

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JIRA vs Microsoft Teams: What are the differences?

Key Differences between JIRA and Microsoft Teams

Introduction:

Here are the key differences between JIRA and Microsoft Teams.

  1. Integration with Software Development Process: JIRA is primarily a project management tool that is widely used in software development teams. It offers features like issue tracking, project management, and agile workflows. On the other hand, Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that focuses on team communication and collaboration. It allows users to chat, share files, and collaborate on documents in real-time. While JIRA is more focused on managing software development projects, Microsoft Teams provides a broader set of collaboration tools.

  2. Functionality and Use Cases: JIRA is specifically designed for managing software development projects and has a wide range of features tailored to support agile methodologies. It provides features like scrum boards, Kanban boards, burndown charts, and extensive customization options to cater to the needs of software development teams. On the other hand, Microsoft Teams is a versatile platform that can be used for various use cases beyond software development. It can be used for team communication, document collaboration, project coordination, and hosting virtual meetings.

  3. Communication and Collaboration: Microsoft Teams emphasizes real-time communication and collaboration features. It offers chat functionality, video conferencing, screen sharing, and document collaboration in one platform. Users can create different channels for specific topics or projects and have threaded conversations to keep discussions organized. JIRA, on the other hand, provides limited communication features and focuses more on managing the work and tracking issues.

  4. Third-Party Integration: JIRA has a wide range of integrations available with other tools commonly used in software development, such as version control systems, CI/CD tools, testing frameworks, and more. This allows for seamless automation and integration of various processes within the software development lifecycle. Microsoft Teams also provides integration options but is more focused on integrating with productivity tools like Office 365, SharePoint, and other Microsoft applications.

  5. Pricing Model: JIRA offers a flexible pricing model based on the number of users and the edition of the software. It offers different editions like JIRA Core, JIRA Software, and JIRA Service Desk, each with its own pricing. On the other hand, Microsoft Teams is included in the Office 365 suite and is available with different subscriptions like Office 365 Business, Office 365 Enterprise, and Office 365 Education. The pricing model is based on the overall Office 365 subscription, which includes various other applications and services.

  6. Target Audience: JIRA is mainly targeted towards software development teams and project managers who require specific features for managing agile projects and tracking issues. It is widely used in IT and software development companies. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, caters to a broader audience and can be used by teams from various domains and industries. It is suitable for organizations of all sizes looking for a versatile collaboration platform.

In Summary, JIRA is a specialized project management tool for software development, offering extensive features for agile methodologies, while Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that focuses on team communication and document collaboration, catering to a broader range of use cases and industries.

Decisions about Jira and Microsoft Teams

As it is the communication tool chosen for the course, our team will be using Slack to monitor the course announcements from our instructor as well as to communicate with the instructor and industry partners. The tool for communicating within the team will be Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams enables the team to share documents and edit them synchronously(Google Drive is not an option due to one team member's location). Since it also provides a group chat feature, we chose to use it as our communication tool to avoid using too many softwares.

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Hirotaka Ishihara
Undergrad at University of Toronto · | 3 upvotes · 171.2K views

Communication We have chosen two tools for our team communication.

  • Slack

We choose Slack since all of us are familiar with this communication tool. We have a private channel for our team Sphinx for text messages. We added Github apps inside our private channel for repo update notifications. Furthermore, we could contact the subject matter experts within the workspace DCSIL directly for the issues we meet.

  • Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings for its fast connection speed. In addition, the call feature in Slack is a paid feature, and we could have virtual meetings and share screens for free in Microsoft Teams.

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 373K views
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Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 294.5K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Planally · | 3 upvotes · 234K views

we were using slack and at the same time we had a subscription with office 365. after a while we hit the slack free limitation quota. and it got annoying. the search ability was useless in free tier. and more annoying whenever you search, it opens a webpage and doesn't do it in the app.

on mobile there were many cases that I didn't get notification of important discussions. rooms was the way to separate a talk. but it become tedious. each time for a new subject that you wanted to discuss, you needed to add all the team members into a new room. and after a while the room goes silent. you will end up with a tons of not-in-use rooms that you don't want to clean up them for history purposes. also the slack UI for sub discussion is very stupid. if someone forget to check the checkbox to post the subdiscussion in the main discussion thread, other team members even won't notice such discussion is in progress.

we was paying for office 365 and thought why not give the teams a shot. we won't be in worth situation than we are. we moved to teams and we loved it instantly, we had a separate tab aggregated all the files upload. we could reply on other talk. no need of creating a new room. this way room belongs to a team and not a certain topic. our sub discussion was visible to the whole team. enjoyed integration with azure and unlimited history. the best part was integration with outlook. it was a full suit solution. our stats become busy on outlook meeting events. we get weekly analyse. we didn't need to host our wiki seperated. we've created wiki per team. the communication was much more fun.

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Pros of Jira
Pros of Microsoft Teams
  • 310
    Powerful
  • 254
    Flexible
  • 149
    Easy separation of projects
  • 113
    Run in the cloud
  • 105
    Code integration
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 52
    Run on your own
  • 39
    Great customization
  • 38
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 27
    REST API
  • 12
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
    Confluence
  • 5
    Complicated
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 28
    Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
  • 23
    Mobile friendly
  • 19
    Free
  • 12
    Great integrations
  • 11
    Well-thought Design
  • 10
    Channels
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Unlimited users
  • 5
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 4
    Multi domain switching support
  • 4
    Easy to integrate with
  • 3
    Same interface on multiple platforms
  • 3
    Web interface
  • 2
    Great voice quality

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Cons of Jira
Cons of Microsoft Teams
  • 8
    Rather expensive
  • 5
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
    Slow
  • 1
    Cloud or Datacenter only
  • 17
    Confusing UI
  • 12
    Bad performance on init and after quite a use
  • 10
    Bad Usermanagement
  • 6
    No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
  • 6
    Can't see all members in a video meeting
  • 5
    Unable to Mute users
  • 5
    No Markdown Support
  • 4
    You don't really own your messages
  • 4
    MIssing public channels
  • 4
    Forced WYSIWYG
  • 3
    Stubborn, unused friendly
  • 3
    Challenging Onboarding
  • 3
    No linux support
  • 1
    Audio support problems

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What is Jira?

Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

What is Microsoft Teams?

See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

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