Agile Development Software

Agile Development Software Overview

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

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

AnOther element of the agile process enabled by agile development software is pair programming. This means developers work together in teams of two and conduct very extensive code reviews and unit testing. One fundamental guideline throughout the process is that code should be as simple as possible to deliver the required functionality and features.

Top Rated Agile Development Products

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What is Agile?
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How do you turn an idea for a coding project into reality? The Agile software development method is one popular approach. In this video, there is an explanation of what Agile software development is and what differentiates it from other methods. Then, a walk-through of some use cases in which Agile really shines.

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Agile Development Products

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monday.com

monday.com Work OS is an open platform designed so that anyone can create the tools they need to run all aspects of their work. It includes ready-made templates or the ability to customize any work solution ranging from sales pipelines to marketing campaigns, CRMs, and project tracking.…

Key Features

  • Task Management (1255)
    92%
    9.2
  • Team Collaboration (1236)
    90%
    9.0
  • Resource Management (1085)
    83%
    8.3
Jira Software

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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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…

GitLab
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GitLab is a complete open-source DevOps platform, delivered as a single application, fundamentally changing the way Development, Security, and Ops teams collaborate and build software. From idea to production, GitLab helps teams improve cycle time from weeks to minutes, reduce development…

Azure DevOps Services

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.

Pivotal Tracker

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.” The solution is now owned and supported by VMware, and…

Planview AgilePlace

AgilePlace 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.

Key Features

  • Support for Agile Methodology (11)
    90%
    9.0
  • Task Management (14)
    73%
    7.3
  • Resource Management (13)
    65%
    6.5
IBM Cloud Developer Tools

IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery, available on IBM Cloud, allows users to provision an integrated toolchain using customizable, shareable templates with tools from IBM, third parties and open source. Automate builds and tests with Tekton-based delivery pipelines, and control quality…

Key Features

  • DevOps Tool Integrations (8)
    89%
    8.9
  • Code Collaboration (7)
    84%
    8.4
  • Code Review (7)
    83%
    8.3
Rally Software

Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.

PTC Windchill RV&S

PTC Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager of the Integrity suite) is an MBSE (model-based systems engineering) suite. The former Integrity suite contains an Asset Library which supports systems-of-systems approach to design (i.e. linking models into higher-level models…

Zenhub

ZenHub is a project management solution that runs native within GitHub with collaboration boards, file sharing, and pipeline selection.

Key Features

  • Task Management (9)
    93%
    9.3
  • Team Collaboration (9)
    87%
    8.7
  • Support for Agile Methodology (9)
    77%
    7.7
Digital.ai Agility

Digital.ai Agility (formerly VersionOne) helps organizations harness the power of their people’s knowledge, processes, and technology to build agile practices that scale across the enterprise. Its capabilities enable organizations to align products and investments with strategic…

Apptio Targetprocess

Targetprocess is an agile management platform that accelerates enterprise agile transformation by articulating the value of workstreams and aligning organizations around overall business strategies (e.g., OKRs) using graphical reports, Kanban boards, and analytics dashboards. Now…

Craft

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.

ServiceNow DevOps

ServiceNow DevOps is designed to reduce friction between IT operations and development. This DevOps tool allows businesses to minimize risk while scaling DevOps initiatives.

Jixee

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

ZenTao

Product management: product, story, backlog, plan, release and roadmapProject management: project, Sprint, task, build and burndown chartTest management: bug, test case, test request and test resultCI: Jenkins integration, automation testing, ZTF Document management: product document…

ProductPlan

ProductPlan is a platform that builds and shares product roadmaps.

PractiTest

PractiTest is presented as a cloud-based test management tool that provides its customers with an end-to-end system to meet testing and QA needs. It is described by the vendor as flexible but methodological, enabling organizations to ensure visibility and communication at all levels.…

Zoho Sprints

Zoho Sprints is a cloud-based collaborative project planning and tracking solution for agile teams, which offers drag-and-drop planning tools, Scrum boards, timers and timesheets, meeting scheduling, dashboards, reports, and a team activity feed. The software is designed to be used…

StoriesOnBoard

StoriesOnBoard is a holistic product management tool powered by user feedback. Through collecting user and customer feedback into a single repository and sorting it based on custom rules and collaborating with stakeholders to form actionable feature ideas from them, users can make…

Plastic SCM

Plastic SCM is a full stack version control system that aims to make software configuration easy. It focuses on enabling dev teams get work done by facilitating branching, diffing and merging. The vendor says that for those purposes it provides cross-platform apps and GUIs with: Branch…

Agile Hive - SAFe in Jira

The world of work is constantly changing. Agile work processes in particular are becoming increasingly popular. Even large companies are trying to introduce agile working methods. For many, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is the right solution for their agile teams. However,…

CodeStream

The vendor states CodeStream helps development teams resolve issues faster, and improve code quality by streamlining code reviews inside an IDE. CodeStream enables asynchronous communication among developers on a team, anywhere. Review changes in the context of the full source…

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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.

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

AnOther element of the agile process enabled by agile development software is pair programming. This means developers work together in teams of two and conduct very extensive code reviews and unit testing. One fundamental guideline throughout the process is that code should be as simple as 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
  • 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. Early customer satisfaction and continuous delivery of useful software
2. flexible requirements, even in late development
3. Frequent software delivery (weeks rather than months)
4. Close, daily cooperation between business people and developers
5. Projects are built around motivated individuals, who are trusted with responsibility

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Agile Methodology differ from Waterfall methodology?

Agile development is focused on swift, flexible development, where tasks are completed in sprints with frequent feedback periods. In waterfall methodologies, projects are approached in a sequential, step by step manner, where one step being delayed also delays all the steps after it.

What are the best agile development software options?

The top rated agile development software options are as follows:


Do agile development tools also support other development methodologies?

Some agile development tools, particularly older ones, offer features to support other development methodologies, such as waterfall. Most modern agile development tools primarily or exclusively focus on agile development as it has become the standard in most industries.

Do I need an agile development tool if I already have an application lifecycle management tool?

Many application lifecycle management tools include features to support agile development feature. It is important to note that many do not, though, and many are not as robust as a dedicated agile development tool. If your business already has an ALM tool that meets your project management needs you may not need an agile development tool, but it shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for an agile development tool if you need one.