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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
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OpenText Hightail

OpenText Hightail is well suited to store large files and have them easily accessed by different members of your organization that have their own login information. It's less appropriate for hosting direct links to share videos or data to constituents that are not direct staff or don't have their own login information.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
OpenText Hightail
8.1
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
OpenText Hightail
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
OpenText Hightail
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
OpenText Hightail
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
OpenText Hightail
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
OpenText Hightail
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
OpenText Hightail
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
OpenText Hightail
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Mobile Access
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Search
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.5
Visual planning tools
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.0

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
OpenText Hightail
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
OpenText Hightail
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
OpenText Hightail

Communication

AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
7.8
Notifications
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Discussions
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
7.0

File Sharing & Management

AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.4
Versioning
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.5
Video files
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.4
Audio files
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.5
Document collaboration
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
10.0
Access control
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
8.6
Advanced security features
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.6
Integrates with Google Drive
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.0
Device sync
AgileCraft
OpenText Hightail
9.3

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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  • Storage: OpenText Hightail has a large amount of storage and can handle videos.
  • Organization: It's easy to shuffle and organize data to make sense for you.
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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 would be nice to track who is downloading, not just unknown.
  • Files often expire within a few days, it would be nice if they lasted longer. We sometimes have to resend if the client didn't click right away.
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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.
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Hightail has the specific features we were looking for and makes it super easy to send large files over email. Its cost and ease of use makes it our preferred solution for sending large files. It doesn't have all the features of Dropbox, but is also lighter weight and tasks can be accomplished faster.
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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.
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  • We use Hightail for sending out proposals to prospects. It is a major part of that process for us.
  • Hightail is one of the first touchpoints a client has with the agency.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules
OpenText Hightail
Edition
Lite
$01
Pro
$152
Business
Custom2
Teams
$353
1. 100MB per file upload
2. per user, per month
3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-15 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.