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.

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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.…

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  • Team Collaboration (1135)
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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

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

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 (formerly VSTS)

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 LeanKit

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.

Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)

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 (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager)

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…

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…

Digital.ai Agility (formerly VersionOne)

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

GetBadges

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.

ServiceNow IT Business Management

ServiceNow IT Business Management is a soluton bundle built on the Now Platform designed to allow users to gain visibility into portfolio investments and business strategies for better outcomes. Track progress in real time to see exactly how funds are spent and the value of the work…

Digital.ai TeamForge, formerly from CollabNet

Digital.ai (formerly CollabNet) aims to help enterprises and government organizations deliver high-quality software at speed with TeamForge, its application lifecycle management suite. According to the vendor, Digital.ai offers innovative solutions, provides consulting and Agile…

PractiTest

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.…

SpiraPlan

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

CucumberStudio, from SmartBear (formerly HipTest)

CucumberStudio, now a SmartBear product since the 2019 acquisition, is a continuous testing platform replacing the former HipTest, supporting agile development with manual and automated code testing, reusable steps, feature history with living documentation, among other features.

Screenful

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.

Skytap

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…

Learn More About Agile Development Software

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.

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.

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.