ScrumDesk Start! vs. JIRA Agile

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  • Project setup in minutes
  • No customization is necessary for new project
  • All Scrum ceremonies are supported. From backlog to retrospectives.
  • User story mapping included in Start!. Similar plugins might cost thousands of $ in JIRA Agile.
  • Start! is developed with agile on mind from its beginning. It is not built upon issue tracker.
  • Colors. Colors. Colors. Distinguish important backlog items or tasks.
  • Electronic boards very similar to physical boards. Save your live by not switching your context.
  • Capacity planner and team leveling in the tool. Not possible in JIRA Agile.
  • Integrated agile tips guide your team to do Scrum correctly.
  • Details editable directly & fast. No need to open edit form.
  • Simple permission scheme defined by role. Not as complex permission settings in JIRA Agile which is just a reason of many problems.
  • Printing is in Start mandatory for us. We enjoy physical cards used by agile teams!
  • The price of Start! doesn’t grow exponentially if your teams grow.
  • Mention your colleagues in comments to notify them.
  • Non-scrum aspects of life of agile team covered by additional Start! modules. Root cause analysis, product roadmaps, product definition, value proposition, business models and personas.
  • Multilevel hierarchy as natural part of the backlogs.
  • Story templates. Keep the backlog consistent.
  • Pre-designed quick filters to analyze team’s kanban board to quickly find not updated tasks, tasks which will not be possible to finish till end of the sprint, etc. No need to design them with complex & not available JQL expressions.
  • Prioritization fields defined based on real life experience from hundreds of agile teams. MoSCoW, business value, risk, KANO, effort.
  • Mark story as ready or not. No need for custom fields for that.