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AgileCraft

2 Ratings

TaskRay

4 Ratings

AgileCraft

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

TaskRay

4 Ratings
Score 6.4 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

TaskRay

TaskRay is a great solution for small to medium sized businesses running multiple projects at the same time. It is very cost effective and their development team is actively adding new functionality regularly. If you prefer working from a tiled Kanban board view, this is highly worth evaluating.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
TaskRay
9.3
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
10.0
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
8.2
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
8.0
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
9.9
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
TaskRay
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
8.0
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
TaskRay
9.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AgileCraft
TaskRay
10.0

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
TaskRay
8.3
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
TaskRay
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
TaskRay
8.5
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.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Visual appeal - using an application that looks good is an often overlooked thing that is actually important. Some things are simply off-putting to look at and if you have to use it for hours at a time it's a drag. TaskRay looks really good and makes sense.
  • UI - This is sort of related to visual appeal but this is more about the user's experience. This application is incredibly intuitive and simple to use but has the depth that we need as well.
  • Support and Training - TaskRay's online resources are so good that we've only had to contact them once or twice with a question.
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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
  • We would like to be able to sort tasks by task name.
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Likelihood to Renew

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TaskRay10.0
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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 is a simple solution to install and get moving with. Project creation, stage setup, and task creation are just a few great features that are simple to set up. Remedyforce & Service Manager are a more enterprise type application for more service desk type environments. JIRA is a highly used and close favorite with project management. At the end of the day, simplicity for setup and configuration as well as day to day usability went hands down to TaskRay over JIRA.
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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 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