Well, saying that you’re missing all the fun of synergy that could appear if all of your teams including marketing, sales, customer service, and others are working together in one tool since there are Jira Service Management and Jira Work Management available for non-software development teams. Moreover, for the most common business process automation cases there are templates provided by the Atlassian which could be found on their web site. These templates are based on the experience of thousands of business teams that already use Atlassian products for their benefit
🐀Jira is for small and medium enterprises
Although we at Toolstrek know that Jira works fine for big enterprises from our own experience (our biggest case is Jira Service Management for about 30k users), I’ll prove this with examples here https://lnkd.in/eNQfwh22
Moreover, if you’re still not convinced, there are scaling recommendations from Atlassians here https://lnkd.in/eyS_ctJ3
(spoiler - large instance for Jira is more than 10k users and it officially works fine up to 100k)
In a nutshell, many BIG companies already use Atlassian products enterprise-wide, so I consider this myth to be completely unreliable too
🐆Jira Software is only suitable for Agile teams or makes your team Agile
Even though Jira Software is a tool designed for agile teams, all the problems of your team will not disappear like magic as soon as you start using Jira. Implementing Jira Software is only a piece of the puzzle you have to put together to gain more flexibility, but the greatest investment you'd do is changing the mindset.
As for traditional project management, there is no conflict with Jira. You’d probably need some additional instruments to create WBS, but you still can’t underestimate the benefit of transparency and online collaboration opportunities.
🙈Jira doesn’t provide an ability to synchronize teams within an organization
This used to be a pain point for a long time, but… Some time ago Atlassian added Advanced Roadmaps to Jira Software Data Center and Cloud Premium subscriptions so now there is a built-in instrument providing helicopter view with all the necessary abilities such as capacity planning based on Jira data.
If you want something more complex, there is an amazing addon Structure for Jira by ALM Works, which can help you do all the data work - from the project (PI, sprint, or whatever else) planning through status tracking to the project release. With Ghantt chart view and integration with Confluence, Structure makes your Jira a perfect workplace for the Head of PMO or Portfolio manager.
Do you know any other common myths about Jira that I could prove or brake?