PM Software Showdown: Project Vs. JIRA and Asana

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We pondered the viability of Microsoft Project earlier this week. It’s amazing that, after 30 years, the project is still viable. We wanted more proof. We put Project to the ultimate testing:
We used it to stack it against JIRA, Asana, and Asana, two popular PM tool tools.
Here are the results of our long and tedious investigation. We did declare a winner in this contest.
Project vs Jira
We tested the capabilities and features of both products to see if they could be matched up to complete a set of tasks.
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Start trainingJIRA is evolving to be a general PM tool. JIRA was originally created as a tool to track issues for software developers. It’s still used as a software development tool. However, JIRA’s popularity in 2012 as a generic PM tool increased after the launch of Atlassian Marketplace.
Third-party developers were able to create plugins for JIRA using the Marketplace. These plugins could be used to meet more general PM requirements. These plugins include Tempo Timesheets and Big Picture. JIRA began to drift across market segments as a result of the shift from industry-specific towards general.
JIRA excels in workflow scenarios within large organizations that require task- and project-oriented operations to be completed frequently. JIRA allows you to manage and monitor multiple projects simultaneously. It is easy to monitor the progress of team members and their workloads.
Project is becoming more agile-friendly. JIRA has been expanding into new industries, but Microsoft Project is now gaining ground in software development. MS Project was not designed for software development. Project has always preferred a Waterfall approach to software development, which isn’t ideal for most software projects.
Microsoft has adopted the Agile methodology in Project 2016 with limited capabilities. Users can choose between Kanban and Scrum as their preferred method. Although Project is not at the same level of JIRA for Agile it is a step in right direction.
JIRA is an Agile codified. JIRA was created for Agile methodology. It aims to flatten organizations and teams. Flatter organizational charts eliminate middle managers and replace them with independent, cross functional units. JIRA is a collaborative, organic environment that supports and creates flatter organizations. Agile is a cultural shift for many hierarchical organisations.
JIRA’s workflows are simple and straightforward thanks to its no-frills approach. It’s an excellent platform for organizations using an Agile approach. JIRA can be thought of as task-management software.
Project is a better way to manage resources. Project is similar in many ways to JIRA, but Project has more depth and refinement. There is a lot to learn about Project. It can be difficult for newcomers to learn. It’s great for monitoring resources, costs, as well as your workload.
Office 365 works well with Project. Project works well with Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity suite. This includes Excel. The Office 365 version could be the right choice if you want to synchronize larger teams. It uses Skype for Business to provide enhanced communication capabilities. Although Project is not as plug-friendly as JIRA it does have Office 365, which is a major selling point.
Project has the edge. This one was close. Project’s seamless integration to enterprise stalwarts like Microsoft Outlook and Word makes it the best. This makes it easier to adopt or transition to Project. Project shares a familiar interface to Microsoft products like Excel, which makes it easier for users.
JIRA is still more agile-friendly than JIRA, but Microsoft has made great efforts to close that gap. Projec has many Agile-based features.

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