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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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TFS

[Team Foundation Server is well suited for] Agile - Kanban boards [make it] simple and easy to see progress. Shared queries allow for all to see information, centralizing communication. [It is also well suited for] Managing projects to preventing scope creep. Provides full tractability to ensure testing covers requirements, tree queries allow export of test coverage or lack there off. The tool provides collaboration between Development and QA with the trace data and log files gathered as a test case is being executed.
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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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  • Field customization is a feature TFS has that I particularly like. We have a very specialized customization of TFS running so that I can query for specific iteration/release paths that are relevant to our metrics. We also utilize a unique workflow structure for bugs and user stories as the process from creation to close is unique within our company.
  • TFS does their web view really well, especially with newer versions of the product. Often times, I feel that very little is lacking when I am logged into the web view of TFS. I am able to bulk edit items in the newer version of TFS, and at my old job we even set up the ability for QA to push checked in code to stage environments through TFS.
  • Finally, I feel TFS does a very good job of keeping historical track of actions performed to tickets. If someone has edited a ticket in any way, I can review and identify who made the change and when. This helps give me context when a developer contacts me to ask me a question related to the wording of a ticket. This also helps hold people accountable if tickets are written incorrectly or incompletely and prevents people from passing blame to others.
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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 older versions of TFS are more lacking in the web version-- if you aren't updated to 2015 or above I believe, a lot of the web features are not available (like bulk update). You really have to keep up to date with TFS for the best features, and it's no simple task to migrate your entire instance of TFS from an older version to a newer version.
  • VSTS is supposed to be a virtual version of TFS that we've been looking into, but it severely limits customization options for ticket templates and workflows. It would be nice for VSTS to eventually carry that customization over so we could feel more comfortable switching to "the cloud" so to speak.
  • Queries are a very powerful tool, but normal business users struggle to understand how they can best utilize this tool to analyze tickets. Because of the permissions structure in all companies I have been a part of, I've never been able to save my custom queries to a public folder in TFS for business/project users. Instead, I have to take time to train these users and give them guidance on how to best create queries for their needs. This is admittedly a business process issue, but it could potentially also be resolved with some good training/guidance around queries provided by TFS themselves.
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TFS10.0
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Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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Usability

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TFS8.0
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The complex permissions drags it down for me and since I nothing is perfect I'm subtracting one point for the permissions from my original score of 9.
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Support

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TFS8.0
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I have never used Team Foundation Server support from Microsoft. Finding help on the internet is quite simple if you know source control methodologies and terminology.
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Implementation

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TFS8.0
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Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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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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I have not used any other source control software.
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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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  • Team Foundation Server significantly improved efficiency by allowing everything to be integrated which allows the global teams to work together on items.
  • We can provide better support to our clients because our support teams can use Team Foundation Server to log problems and to check on existing issues.
  • Fixing issues in development is easier to overcome since the history tracking is so thorough and detailed.
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Pricing Details

Agile Manager

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

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