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Agile Manager

5 Ratings

JIRA

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Agile Manager

5 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

JIRA

Top Rated
1148 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Agile Manager

One scenario I believe HP Agile Manager is well suited is for a team of 5 or more developers who are releasing new features or addressing defects. Another scenario where it is beneficial is for teams of QA Automation engineers, where again, the objectives are clear. A scenario where I believe it would be less appropriate is for operations-type teams where objectives are not always clear cut, and the roles must be more reactive.
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JIRA is a perfect fit for any organization where they have a large "in-flow" of projects, tasks, requests, etc. It helps to visualize who and where the majority of the projects are and how much time is being allotted or can be allotted to a particular task. It is particularly helpful in making sure that each team member is given an equal amount of work (if that is the goal) and seeing where each project stands.
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Pros

  • Agile manager is particularly good for planning out sprints in an Agile methodology
  • The Task Board in AGM gives clear swim-lanes to indicate progress/status, or to gauge that of another team member.
  • The Dash Board gives visibility to team members capacity and the overall team burn down.
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  • The biggest impact from experience with JIRA is the transformation it took from when I first started using it, until now. It seemed like the good folks at JIRA really practiced what they preached and I reaped the benefits. When I first started using the agile boards, it was at a time when they had just come out with a new version if you will and were sunsetting the old version (I can't remember the names). Anyhow, the agile board worked enough for me to check the box that I had a backlog. It did the basics. As time went on however, I was thoroughly impressed at the features that they added. It was as if they had been sitting at my desk alongside me and noticing my frustrations and then fixing them.
  • Other favorite features, dashboards, saved searches, workflow, labels, advanced search query, linked issues, follow issue, history, batch updates, view in issue navigator. All these features seriously make life easier when working in JIRA. The administrative headaches of product management are out the window.
  • I also dig the administrative features like find my field. This makes it so easy for an administrator to identify the cause of a configuration error and fix/test quickly.
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Cons

  • Removing stories from a Sprint results in them being difficult to find later.
  • Editing story details is slightly cumbersome.
  • It's somewhat unclear how capacity fills up for stories split from prior sprints.
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  • The new version of JIRA is a bit slow and not responsive.
  • A lot of functionality added has lead to slowness in the tool
  • A click here and there leads to opening a small window for adding comments which can be irritating sometimes.
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JIRA5.2
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We are very heavily dependent on Atlassian JIRA and have made it an integral part of our engineering and development best practices.
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Usability

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JIRA7.7
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I would give it a 10 but it doesn't read my mind yet
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Support

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JIRA8.9
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I used to get immediate support from the Jira helpdesk; also most of my issues are already explained in the user manual which is really helpful.
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Implementation

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JIRA9.0
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Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
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Alternatives Considered

HP Agile Manager is beefy enough to work for bigger teams. In this way it matches closely to what is offered with Rally. One area it comes up short when compared to Rally is the apparent lack of a test management capability, where requirements can be entered then mapped to test cases. Agile Manager has some of the agile feel offered by Trello and Waffle but the added functionality that makes it more valuable for bigger teams.
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In the past I have used a variety of engineering ticketing systems and project management systems but this one is undoubtedly one of the most flexible and fastest to get going on
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Return on Investment

  • It has allowed us to plan our Sprint work more effectively
  • It has made it more clear how to accurately estimate certain problems
  • It has given clarity over time as to the skill and work speed of team members
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  • The software development process is more efficient and effective because of JIRA.
  • Requests from stakeholders are better defined.
  • Expectations for work are more clearly understood and confusion around when something will be delivered has been eliminated.
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Agile Manager

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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JIRA

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Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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