Rent the Runway relies heavily on Jira and Confluence to ensure the team of more than 20 engineers based in New York are working as efficiently as possible. "As a product manager who also manages projects and performs quality assurance tests, Jira is a necessity to easily keep everything under control. Confluence has greatly helped with requirements-gathering by allowing easy collaboration with much-appreciated version control, embedding of media, adding comments, and allowing flexible ways to organize and store documents," Angela says.
"Suffice to say, if I'm not in Gmail or our software products, I'm most definitely working in Jira and Confluence."
Like a lot of fast-paced start-ups, most departments in Rent the Runway – from Software Development to Analytics to Marketing – use Jira and Confluence to track each other’s progress. For instance, product managers and engineers use Confluence to brainstorm feature ideas, and product managers can track execution of new features in Jira.
The flexibility of Jira dashboards, in particular, allows both technical and non-technical teams to optimize the software for their own purposes, Angela says.