Best Agile Development Software11Software project management tools supporting agile software development processes.Jira Software1 Labs2 DevOps (formerly VSTS)3 Tracker4 Software (formerly CA Agile Central)5 Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager)6 LeanKit7 Rational Team Concert8 Application Builder11 TeamForge12, from SmartBear (formerly HipTest)15 Cloud22

Agile Development Software

Best Agile Development Software

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Agile Development Software Overview

What is Agile Development Software?

Agile development tools support methodologies like Extreme Programming and Scrum. These aid developers in focusing on quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements.

This type of software advocates very short development cycles or “sprints” to improve productivity. This also allows for feedback at every stage of the process from either the customer/user, or a user representative like a product-marketing manager. Thier job is to understand market requirements in detail.

Other elements of the process are pair programming. This means developers work together in teams of two and conduct very extensive code review and unit testing. One fundamental guideline throughout the process is that the code should be the simplest possible to deliver the required functionality and features.

Agile Development Software Features & Capabilities

Agile development products are designed to support the agile process with varying sets of features, which often include:

  • Release planning to manage multiple teams with a sharable release planning dashboard
  • Development and test sandboxes
  • Project management tools
  • Requirements management to track requirements backlog, and the ability to break high-level features down into specific functional requirements and map them to releases
  • Iteration or sprint management balancing commitments against team velocity

Agile vs. Waterfall

Agile Development Software approaches software development that first emerged in the late 1980s as a lightweight development methodology to replace the waterfall approach. Waterfall had dominated product development projects until that time.

The well-known problem with waterfall methodologies is that they are sequential (complete one thing before moving on to the next step). They can run for a long time before any feedback is allowed to enter the process from outside. The result is often extremely long development cycles that can result in products that are substantially different from what was originally wanted. This can often have serious usability shortcomings, which cannot easily be fixed.

The Agile Manifesto

The early creators of agile methodologies outline the main principles in a manifesto in 2001. The 12 principles are a clear summary of the approach beginning with:

1. Customer satisfaction by early and continuous delivery of useful software
2. Welcome changing requirements, even in late development
3. Working software is delivered frequently (weeks rather than months)
4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who should be trusted

Pricing Information

Agile development Software spans a very broad range of product types from simple project tracking software to full-scale development environments. Pricing varies greatly across the category.

Agile Development Products

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Jira Software

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JIRA Software is an application lifecycle management solution for software development teams. It allows users to create, prioritize and track the progress of tasks across multiple team members, and offers a wide range of integrations. It is offered via the cloud and local servers.

Sauce Labs

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217 Ratings

Sauce Labs is a cloud-based platform for automated testing of desktop and mobile applications. It is designed to be instantly scalable, since it is optimized for continuous integration workflows. (The vendor says that when tests are automated and run in parallel on multiple virtual machines across m…

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271 Ratings

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System) is an agile development product that is an extension of the Microsoft Visual Studio architecture. Azure DevOps includes software development, collaboration, and reporting capabilities.

65 Ratings

Pivotal Tracker is a project management program primarily for software developers. It is built from the ground up to facilitate the agile development cycle, and is optimized for structuring projects in sprints, or “stories.”

LeanKit is a project management solution built around flexibility, data-driven analytics, and workflow automation. The software was acquired by Planview in December 2017 to expand that company's capabilities.

9 Ratings

Craft, from the company of the same name in Tel Aviv, is presented by the vendor as a better way for Product Managers to manage and plan their products in agile environment.

kintone Application Builder is designed to help users build business applications and database apps faster and easier with its agile, no-code application as a service (aPaaS). kintone's open API can be used to connect the tools and services a company is already using in order to have a centralized, …

5 Ratings

SpiraPlan is an integrated agile project management solution. Some key features include: Requirements Management, Release Planning and Iteration/Sprint Planning.

2 Ratings

According to the vendor, PractiTest is a cloud-based innovative test management tool. PractiTest provides its customers with a highly productive end-to-end system to meet their testing and QA needs. The vendor claim that it is easy and affordable, but very flexible and methodological. PractiTest ena…

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The Skytap Cloud is designed to make it easy to build, run, and evolve hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures. Skytap powers multi- and hybrid-cloud strategies through secure connecti…

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Screenful is a business intelligence solution that is targeted towards agile teams. The solution focuses on large visible screens and the content is designed to meet a specific use case.

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Jixee is a bug and issue tracker that integrates with tools like Github, Bitbucket, and Slack.

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SiteVision is a web application development and hosting platform with specific integrations like geographic information systems (GIS) and emergency management.

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SwiftKanban is a web-based electronic enterprise/portfolio Kanban and visual management app for both co-located and distributed teams and enterprises. SwiftKanban combines Scrum, Kanban, and visual management into a tool for Lean/Agile software development, visual project management, and business co…

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Sandglaz is a project management solution for agile development teams to automate workflows and handle collaboration.

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Shelly Cloud is a platform for hosting applications built on Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

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Earliz is online project management and monitoring software. Video tutorials are included with this solution. Users have the option to choose English, French, Spanish or Italian as the language of their interface. Documents can be shared and team members can communicate via blogs, forums, chats or c…

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GetBadges is a gamification platform targeted for software developers. This solution enables companies to create competitive games that can be integrated with their project management and developer tools.

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Patternry is a solution for building living UI pattern libraries. It provides a way for businesses to store their design and asset codes. This solution also provides tools to manage content and facilitate collaboration amongst team members and partners.

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2020

2020 Top Rated Agile Development Software

There are plenty of options out there, but here's our shortlist of the best Agile Development Software. These products won a Top Rated award for having excellent customer satisfaction ratings. The list is based purely on reviews; there is no paid placement, and analyst opinions do not influence the rankings. To qualify, a product must have 10 or more recent reviews and a trScore of 7.5 or higher, indicating above-average satisfaction for business technology. The products with the highest trScores appear first on the list. Read more about the Top Rated criteria.