To comply with industry standards, engineering teams in regulated industries must achieve requirements traceability across siloed teams and tools. Most software development teams have chosen Jira as their preferred task management tool and refuse to switch to cumbersome legacy ALM tools that would negatively impact their productivity. And some attempt to compare Jama Connect vs. Jira for complex product development. But, attempts to try and achieve Live Traceability with Jira or Jira plugins break down quickly as the complexity of approvals, versioning, change impact analysis, baselines and variant management overwhelm a task management approach. This is where Jama Connect can help.
The best-practice approach implemented by hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and startups alike, is to use Jama Connect to create Live Traceability™ across a best-of-breed toolchain including Jira or Azure DevOps for the software development team. This approach simultaneously solves the need for Live Traceability AND causes no disruption to existing tools, processes, and even field names for the software development team in Jira.