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Atlassian ALM is #16 ranked solution in top Application Lifecycle Management Suites. IT Central Station users give Atlassian ALM an average rating of 8 out of 10. Atlassian ALM is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure DevOps:Atlassian ALM vs Microsoft Azure DevOps. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 26% of all views.
What is Atlassian ALM?

How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

2) Build and track roadmaps

Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

3) Track and deploy code

Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

4) Support and Iterate

Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

5) Tie it together

ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



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Atlassian ALM Customers
Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Atlassian ALM pricing:
  • "There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version."

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Agile and DevOps Coach at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
User-friendly, easy to set up, and has good integration with other Atlassian products

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution fits very well into our agile product management environment."
  • "The reports are not really customizable, which is something that they should improve on."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use of this solution is agile application life cycle management.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution fits very well into our agile product management environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the integration with the other Atlassian products such as Bitbucket, Confluence, and HipChat.

What needs improvement?

The current method for dealing with requirements management involves another solution, which is costing more for the users. Traceability between higher level and lower level requirements in the hierarchy is something else that is not fully addressed. It would be helpful to have requirements management and traceability functionality built into this solution.

The reports are not really customizable, which is something that they should improve on. The reporting capabilities, in general, are in need of improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Atlassian ALM for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable but at times, the performance is poor. It takes time to load and the response time is not up to the mark. We use this tool frequently and all of our project work gets done through it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution. In my previous project, we had more than 1,000 people using it. These people are end-users who have been allocated to the project. For example, they could be developers or testers.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate them very good in terms of support. The only issues that we have had are that some plugins are not available.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Once you get access to the instance, through the cloud, all you need to do is log in using the credentials. The configuration takes time because it has a very heavy interface with a lot of apps in it, but we find it very user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version.

What other advice do I have?

Atlassian is a market leader in this segment and I would definitely recommend this solution. I would just like to see more of the features available at a more reasonable cost, which would keep more people from going to the community version.

This is a good solution, but the main thing we want to see is better traceability between epics, features and stories. As it is now, there are only two levels. The link is between an epic and a story or an epic and a feature.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jean-Marc Iribe
Director Software R&D at Fluid Data Services
Real User
Top 5
Has good integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite

Pros and Cons

  • "The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this provider."
  • "The automation for scheduling software and doing software tests should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to have as an ALM Software. We develop Software, so we need to have a solution that supports the full cycle of the software development, starting from the requirements to work management, to source code management, to being tested. And on top of that, we have sharing capabilities with Confluence.

What is most valuable?

The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management and Software build automation (Bamboo).This is the major strength from this provider. 

What needs improvement?

For project management, the scheduling of the project tasks should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid using the Atlassian Portfolio . 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Atlassian for fifteen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I haven't experienced any problems with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is very good. We have more than 10k users. It's being used a lot. 

The majorty of the users are software developers.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good and easy to work with. 

How was the initial setup?

I didn't do the setup but the most important part is identifying how the model from Atlassian will fit with our operational model. That is the key part. 

What other advice do I have?

My first recommendation would be to think about what you want to use the data modeling for? Do you want to have organization per project, per customer, per product, per business? This is my recommendation, think about how to make the modeling work with what you want to do.

The scheduling feature is too complex. They should make the project management part of the course plan activity easier.

I would rate it a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.