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ALM Works Extends Its Structure.Gantt Capabilities
ALM Works’ Structure is a Jira plugin that enhances and expands Jira’s capabilities for project management, requirements management, QA, and help desk. Structure enables enterprise-level organization of Jira issues and stories with multi-level, cross-team, and cross-project hierarchies. This application is available in the Atlassian Marketplace.
- Work breakdown structure, which defines the scope of work and is built using Structure functionality.
- The chart itself, which visualizes tasks on a timescale, showing start and finish dates, dependencies between them, and other management information.
Unlike other project management tools, the Structure.Gantt integration with Jira provides accurate and up-to-date information of delivery work progress as it happens and enables managers to tap into the underutilized data contained within Jira and Structure.
- Structure.Gantt becomes a paid app (2.0)
- Resource Leveling allows users to automatically resolve overallocations for a single resource or group of resources (2.0)
- Visualization of delivery progress against defined baselines (2.0)
- Specify duration separate of work for auto-scheduled tasks (2.1)
- Indicator when a task is not visible on the chart due to insufficient permissions or the Gantt configuration, along with an explanation (2.1)
ALM Works’ Structure.Gantt provides versatile Gantt chart features as a tool to better manage programs and portfolios, a noticeable missing feature in Jira. Organizations that are already invested in Jira and will be managing large programs involving multiple teams will see significant value with Structure.Gantt’s low-cost extension. Atlassian’s Portfolio for Jira attempts to address their portfolio management gap, but its value is yet to be seen.
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