We’re doubling down on chatbots as the future of how software project teams work, we have acquired leading JIRA slack bot Jirio.
The future of team work is all about chat. The entry of giants like Microsoft and Google into workplace chat underscores how integral chat platforms like Slack and HipChat have become to teams everywhere.
Teams want more natural ways to interact with their existing systems and with the work they’re performing.
Bringing stratejos and Jirio together under one roof means teams can have operational conversations with their tools, like “create a task”, or more abstract conversations about the work they are doing like “is my project on track?”
“With stratejos we’ve been focused on assisting project managers. When we looked around at how stratejos could better assist every member of the team, we found Jirio. Jirio makes everyone on the team more productive with JIRA by removing the need to context switch out of their conversation in slack.” says stratejos CEO Scott Middleton. “Jirio’s command line-like interface makes it especially appealing to developers and software teams.”
Jirio lets you create, manage, search JIRA issues from slack. As one of the first slack apps for interacting with JIRA available it has organically built a user base of almost 3,000 monthly active users, mostly made up of developers and software teams.
Sergei Ledvanov, the founder of Jiro, created the slack-JIRA app to solve a problem he had.
“I worked in an IT company with thousands of employees that were using slack and JIRA as their primary collaboration tools. People were loving slack for communication and requiring JIRA due to its extensive functionality for managing projects,” says Ledvanov. “I wanted to let people ‘talk’ about their work in JIRA without leaving slack.”
Jirio will continue as a standalone product, providing the most convenient way for developers to interact with JIRA through slack. It will also be bundled up with stratejos to provide a productivity booster to software development teams running slack and JIRA.
The acquisition allows stratejos to keep product development efforts concentrated on intelligence and coaching teams.
Stratejos is an intelligent project management assistant that integrates with JIRA, HipChat and Slack. Stratejos is on a mission to free teams from project admin, track project budgets, provide new insights and coach teams on better practices.
Jirio was one of the first slack apps for JIRA and lets users create, manage and search JIRA issues from slack. Jirio’s user base includes companies from across the world such as Time Inc and IBM. Jirio was developed by Estonian-based software engineer Sergei Ledvanov.