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AgileCraft

2 Ratings

AgileCraft

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Microsoft Project

350 Ratings
Score 7.7 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

Microsoft Project

MS Project is well suited for IT and business projects alike. I am working on a project that includes both the business side of the house where the business builds the concept and IT develops the tool. MS Project can be used from something as simple as managin a painting project in your home to a multi-million dollar IT project. I have many friends who are using MS project for construction projects, and I have many friends/colleagues who use for nothing other than implementations of IT systems. It is a multi-application tool and highly recommended.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
Microsoft Project
7.0
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.2
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
Microsoft Project
5.6
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Microsoft Project
7.4
Gantt Charts
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
8.5
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
7.7
Email integration
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
6.3
Mobile Access
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
5.6

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.6
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
Microsoft Project
6.8
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Invoicing
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
5.8
Integration with accounting software
AgileCraft
Microsoft Project
6.0

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.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • My favorite thing about MS project is management of predecessors. When set to automatic and when managed well, MS Project handles downstream impacts to date changes and resource constraints. MS Project makes my life much easier
  • I like how MS Project allows me to add vacation and holiday dates and helps me to build my schedules around these
  • I like how MS Project allows for granularity in scheduling and tracking project costs.
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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.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • It is hard to understand advanced features without a training or advanced project management knowledge
  • Resource pools feature can be added
  • Team planner and web access would make it a full solution
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Likelihood to Renew

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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
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Usability

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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.
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Support

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Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.
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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
Microsoft Project (online version) gives you the chance to do native collaboration using other Microsoft Tools and gather around with all the resources available in your company to set up communications standards, commitments and quality assurance guidelines, and most of all to turn up the heat on the pace of each target to conquer within the project management landscape.
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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
  • It showed our head board how to save time and go straight to the point with the task assigned
  • The people using MS Project were more open-minded to changes and to accepting specific assignments
  • It raised the confidence in the results expected from each project stage, by involving all parties to achieve the best result possible.
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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

Microsoft Project

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