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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

JIRA

JIRA is perfect for planning and tracking the work of different teams in a company. However, it's a really big tool with a lots of features and therefore, it makes sense to use other project management tools besides it. E.g. we're using JIRA for our IT tasks for which it's suited just perfectly while were using projectplace in the design team which does the job much better in a small team with tasks that are not very complex to specify.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
JIRA
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
JIRA
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
JIRA
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
JIRA
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
JIRA
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
JIRA
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
JIRA
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
JIRA
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
JIRA
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
JIRA

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
JIRA
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
JIRA
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
JIRA

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • The 10mb attachment limitation is sometimes annoying especially if you attach video
  • It would be cool if there was tight(er) and easy (easier) integration with things like Zendesk, SharePoint and Yammer, I am not sure that we have actually invested the effort to do this integration but i am sure if it was easy as flipping a switch it would have been done.
  • Sometimes the application misbehaves, I can't tell if this is infrastructure or what, usually this occurs when I am in a browser other than Chrome
  • I am not aware of a mobile app for it but if there is one that would be cool
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Likelihood to Renew

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JIRA5.2
Based on 33 answers
We are very heavily dependent on Atlassian JIRA and have made it an integral part of our engineering and development best practices.
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Usability

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JIRA7.7
Based on 6 answers
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
Based on 2 answers
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
Based on 1 answer
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

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
JIRA blows Sharepoint out of the water. I've been a heavy user of both and the JIRA implementation we have now has reduced so many headaches within our organization. At one time, we had physical cards to track Sharepoint issues and were forced to stand around a board for 15 minutes, twice a week, fighting for urgency. JIRA has made it easier to enter tickets, prioritize them, watch them through the entire process and sign off upon completion
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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
  • Increased organization; us not 'forgetting' either agreed upon tasks or general ideas.
  • Can't fully speak to "time win" or "ROI" (quantitively) - there is obviously some time spent writing and organizing tickets, but in our view well worth it to plan those out.
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Pricing Details

AgileCraft

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

JIRA

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