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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

TaskRay

Because TaskRay is integrated with Salesforce, we can automatically pull account information needed for a template. We love that we don't have to log into another software solution and everything is in one place. There is a mobile app and we can share tasks with reps who don't have a license as read-only. Our organization utilizes a lot of templates and forms and it would be nice if we could share these externally with customers instead of using something like Google Docs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
TaskRay
8.8
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
10.0
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
7.0
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
9.9
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
9.0
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
TaskRay
3.0
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
10.0
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
9.0
Gantt Charts
AgileCraft
TaskRay
9.9
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
TaskRay
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AgileCraft
TaskRay
10.0
Email integration
AgileCraft
TaskRay
9.0
Mobile Access
AgileCraft
TaskRay
9.0

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
8.5
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
TaskRay
9.0
Invoicing
AgileCraft
TaskRay
8.0
Integration with accounting software
AgileCraft
TaskRay
8.5

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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  • Kanban Board View for moving tasks from stage to stage. Easy to see where work is. Each team has visibility as to what is coming down the pipeline.
  • Great time keeping capabilities with its integration with Salesforce. Know exactly where your staff is spending their time with each project, across all the various tasks being worked.
  • Quickly identify Blockers with shading tasks. Staff would identify these blockers with a quick check mark inside the task details and Project Management would know to step in to assist. Great feature when working through Sprints.
  • Easy to schedule repeatable tasks for each day or week. If you have recurring Sprint Meetings, you can setup the task to recreate itself after it has been closed during its next scheduled interval.
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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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  • Unfortunately TaskRay does not allow us to share templates externally with customers.
  • We have employees all over the world and we don't think TaskRay will support other languages such as Japanese. Note, I am speaking with a sales rep next week to confirm this, so we may be incorrect.
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Likelihood to Renew

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TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hands-down the best PM tool we have ever used. Nothing compares in ease of use and being easy to learn. It also looks great and makes sense immediately
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Usability

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TaskRay10.0
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Easy Easy Easy to use
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Support

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TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had many support issues but when I have, they have been courteous helpful, and solved the issue
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Implementation

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TaskRay10.0
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Again, just like the app, the implementation was very easy.
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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
TaskRay does not require you to be a certified project manager to manage your project like MS Project. We also tried using the Salesforce free project solution but it's not as tightly integrated with SF as the TaskRay and again not nearly as easy to use. We also used ConnectWise in the past but again it was it's own silo and not integrated with the rest of our business software so it was difficult to use it in practice
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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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  • It has highly increased the efficiency and communication with our teams. We are a virtual company and this is the most important benefit we get from Task Ray.
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Pricing Details

AgileCraft

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details