This is an exhaustive list of each Atlassian product family – and what each one is for.
Basically, Jira is a workflow management tool – it lets you track tasks from start to finish. Tasks (or issues, as they’re called) can be assigned to users with a due date, and given a custom status (like pending, in progress, on hold etc.).
Jira comes in many forms, each suited to different types of work or working styles.
Jira Software is ideal for development teams who want to build software quickly. It comes with templates for Scrum, Kanban, Bug tracking, and DevOps workflows, and can be deeply customised with additional tools.
JSM, as it’s known, is a version of Jira optimised for service management. It can be used as an IT support desk, risk and compliance – or any other department within an organisation that regularly receives requests for work. JSM strealines workflows and offers total accountability.
Jira Work Management is a general workflow management platform. It can be used to plan and track marketing campaigns, for HR processes, sales lead tracking, legal and finance – and much more. It can be accessed in a calendar view, as a to-do list, a timeline – or a drag and drop board.
Read more – How to use Jira for project management
Jira Align connects teams to business. It’s an Enterprise Agile Planning platform that brings all that data together real-time, for informed reporting across an organisation. It solves business agility challenges by connecting strategy to execution, and measuring outcomes.
Find out more about Jira in Atlassian’s tutorial series.