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AgileCraft

2 Ratings

Clarizen

66 Ratings

AgileCraft

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Clarizen

66 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AgileCraft

1) Forecasting & Release Planning
2) Scaling Agile at enterprise level
3) To maintain transparency, lot of information radiators, games, reports are available enabling transparency at portfolio level
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Clarizen

It's really well suited to keeping you on task and sharing information with your team. It's not great if you need to export data. And since lots of people use older tools like MS Project, chances are you will have to export. I'd highly recommend this for internal projects or projects where most of the team is internal. It's very easy to use and a lot more functionality that is useful to my day to day work than MS Project offers
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
Clarizen
6.5
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Clarizen
8.8
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Clarizen
7.8
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
Clarizen
8.6
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
Clarizen
7.8
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
Clarizen
3.9
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
Clarizen
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
Clarizen
8.1
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
Clarizen
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Clarizen
5.3
Gantt Charts
AgileCraft
Clarizen
4.2
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
Clarizen
5.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AgileCraft
Clarizen
5.1
Email integration
AgileCraft
Clarizen
7.9
Mobile Access
AgileCraft
Clarizen
5.5

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
Clarizen
3.1
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
Clarizen
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
Clarizen
4.1
Integration with accounting software
AgileCraft
Clarizen
2.0

Pros

  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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  • Adding files and documentation to projects aided in tracking activities and collaboration.
  • The collaboration features of the tool allowed for a group of software developers to collaborate well together even if they were not all physically together in the same location or working in the office at the same time. This would be helpful for those who have virtual teams spread across geographies and time zones.
  • Clarizen was flexible enough to support both PMBOK and AGILE methodologies
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Cons

  • Program level metrics & Scorecards: Though we can generate few metrics & scorecards but I feel few more metrics can be added like velocity acceleration , team improvement rate.
  • QA team often come to me regarding the test case tagging, it is very difficult to search particular test case here so I feel advance search feature should be provided.
  • Program Planning: In Agilecraft program tracker if we have lot of multiple dependencies & where situation demands to look at our features holistically across the entire landscape of the solution, it did not provide proper support.
  • Also If I need to take a call at which sprint need to be optimized I did not get that decision making enablement here.
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  • It needs better cut/paste/move options for tasks within projects or sub-projects within projects
  • The feature to add files/documentation to a project if expanded to the task level would allow for better collaboration in larger projects that span several sub-projects.
  • At the time of my use, the tool sometimes got bogged down to heavier use. Better capacity planning and performance in the servers used by the vendors would help make this tool a much better one to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Clarizen7.5
Based on 27 answers
We found MS Project with Sharepoint and Office 365 was a better solution.
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Usability

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Clarizen7.3
Based on 5 answers
Clarizen is extremely user friendly, I didn't give it a 10 because to truly configure the system to conform to your organizations processes requires a bit more education. This is not a negative mark.
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Reliability and Availability

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Clarizen8.2
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
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Performance

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Clarizen9.1
Based on 5 answers
Speed is very good considering the number of users that are on simultaneously.
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Support

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Clarizen8.8
Based on 5 answers
• Extremely responsive to emails, phone calls etc.
• Will stay on an issue. We have had several issues on custom development side, and they will work on tirelessly until done and push a hot fix just for us
• Don’t seem to be as bureaucratic as Salesforce.com to escalate a case
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In-Person Training

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Clarizen8.2
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• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
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Online Training

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Clarizen5.4
Based on 5 answers
Many video tutorials, offers of webinars are available all the time.
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Implementation

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Clarizen8.2
Based on 4 answers
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
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Alternatives Considered

JIRA basic version do not have basic support for test management, capacity planning & forecasting.

Rally is good & rich in features but if you want to implement safe , Agilecraft is definitely a better choice.
Rally supports safe but I did not get good support from technical desk & few features are really cumbersome to use.

HP Quality Center 11 supports agile teams well but I found it pretty costly.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
AtTask, EPM Live, CorasWorksThere were many different reasons why we chose Clarizen but ease of use, functionality and price and adaptability were our top reasons.
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Return on Investment

  • Able to forecast & plan releases well using agilecraft leading to quality on time delivery.
  • Distributed teams are able to collaborate well, be it be daily scrum, retrospective, estimation though this. Also team members love the gamification part & they have fun using this tool. Earlier we use to face challenges due to distributed teams but after AgileCraft, collaboration & communication was no longer a challenge & we are able to see improvement not only in team velocity, but also team satisfaction.
  • Simplest tool to implement safe, scaling is always a problem with most of the agile tools but agilecraft helps in smoother implementation of safe practices & principles.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Clarizen has allowed our group to be able to report immediately upon hours and projects which has enabled us to prioritize requests for additional projects. This has allowed us to reduce the number of "immediate critical need" projects.
  • Through their dashboard modules we are also able to share with our clients the high-level overview of their specific project which has decreased the number of "how are things going" phone calls drastically.
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Pricing Details

AgileCraft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
AgileCraft Editions & Modules
AgileCraft
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Clarizen

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Clarizen Editions & Modules
Clarizen
Edition
Enterprise Edition
$451
Unlimited Edition
$601
1. per user per month
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