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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

JIRA does particularly well on tracing activities with multiple streams of workflow, such as bug and defect tracing. It also does extremely well on incorporating supporting documents relevant to the activities. Moreover, when an activity requires a collaboration across multiple departments which require numerous people to contribute. It also has strong reporting tools to monitor and generate useful insight on an activity. However, the learning curve for a new user to take a grasp on the software is quite steep, hence it is not suitable to use when involving a significant number of new users and with a time concern.
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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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  • Atlassian JIRA is used to track defects/CR's etc. Details about the defect raised by a QA, then its review by business users to give a go ahead to fix the bug, Developer to analysis and fixing the bug with comments, deploying to QA for testing, Tester testing the defect and then into UAT for business user testing for its deployment to Production
  • Integration with Fisheye, Stash, GIT, HP Quality Center etc
  • JIRA's project Dashboard for tracking all the stories/defects.
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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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  • JIRA is far too cumbersome. The learning curve to become proficient was sharp enough to cause several of our less technical people to give up learning how to truly utilize the tool, and keep things very basic. It ended up being handed over to Engineering (me, in particular because of my success with Confluence), and I also found it cumbersome but not really difficult to learn.
  • While not an issue for us, I can see potential for a business to need to tailor their process around JIRA and how JIRA perceives typical ticketing/PM process.
  • There are quirks with how JIRA chooses to think of business process that make the creation of some work flows more difficult and the path to engineer them less than intuitive.
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JIRA5.2
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JIRA is a tool that gets updated regularly. This is a sure sign that there is a company behind it that is always improving the quality of their product. This means we can rely on usage of this tool for years to come. Considering we have a lot of projects and tasks in JIRA and knowing it's a tool with a future we will definitely keep using it. Also, even though we don't attach a lot of files to our tasks, I don't think there are any storage limits.
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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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JIRA9.0
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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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Flexibility. Our teams use JIRA in many ways and we've found it to be up to the challenge in nearly all cases. I would easily recommend JIRA to a company of the right size and complexity. It just may be overkill for teams that need only light project tracking and to-do lists.
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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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  • Teams are able to organize and work much easier
  • Upper management has great insights into everyone's performance
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Agile Manager

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