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Agile Manager

5 Ratings

TFS

103 Ratings

Agile Manager

5 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

TFS

103 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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TFS

This is more suited for a larger corporation or development team as the cost of acquiring the software/hardware might be too large for a smaller company. Setting it up can also be hard for a small team if there is no experience with it. Finding experience can be hard because of this fact but the Team Foundation Server wizards are generally helpful and provide adequate help in setup and administration.
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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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  • No data loss
  • Multiple deployments
  • Deployment without problems of versions
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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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  • Integration between our help desk system and TFS was possible but not as easy as I would expect considering both are Microsoft products
  • Advanced reporting for dashboards could be made easier
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Likelihood to Renew

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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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Based on the fact we are Microsoft shop, it makes sense and it has an great integration to RM for code release. At the time it was the best decision for what we needed as a team. If it were up to me, moving to Git would be the right direction. It is less costly and it is better, especially for remote employment or for developers that travel a lot. Since Git is Open Source you can find a community that has developed many good tools to interface with it. For die hards they can use command line.
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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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  • Visual Studio with Team foundation server is the best: This is the best combination to use as both are Microsoft products and they are very compatible. The code can be easily checked in or checked out from the Visual Studio and all the TFS Items like Bugs, Tasks, Change requests can be accessed directly from Visual Studio and also from the web browser.
  • Comparision Can be still improved: Comparision of the SQL server integration Services packages from Visual Studio is poor as it does not only compare the code but also compares the resizing and other unnecessary things. This can be improved such that one should be able to exclude the few unwanted things in comparison.
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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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