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AgileCraft

2 Ratings

VersionOne

25 Ratings

AgileCraft

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

VersionOne

25 Ratings
Score 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

VersionOne

Scenarios where it works well:1) Retros can be very well facilitated & notes/action items
can be captured against the sprint.2) Product Owner can effectively track the story
progress with all the test-cases, design etc.3) Being good scaling support, it provides good visibility
across multiple teams, programs and agile portfolios, providing a centralized
environment where all our stakeholders can easily work together regardless of location.4) It provides easy tracking all of your epics,
stories, themes, defects, tasks, tests and issues5) I like its intuitive UI as for moving stories
around, burning hours.6) It allows top leadership to visualize
and report their strategic plans, giving all stakeholders the relevant data
that they need to stay dedicated to the project priorities. 7) It can be easily integrated with slack
so for few teams we used slack for collaborationScenarios where it did not work well:1) Test Management need improvement in
terms of tracking tests, team had hard time tracking regression test cases.2) Version one comes with lot of features like
Rally but here we don’t get customizations which is there in Jira where from workflow
to issue everything can be customized based on your team/program/portfolio
requirements.3) Lot of navigation to access basic
stuff. Example I want to go to bug attachment , there are lt of clicks &
navigation need to do which should be pretty straightforward I feel.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • For Distributed teams, collaboration is the biggest concern. So in Version one there is awesome feature for collaboration, called ‘Conversations’ which can be used by teams to discuss work and ideas. It helps in keeping all stakeholders at same page & enhances transparency.
  • To track forward & backward dependencies, it has feature called Visualization which lets you trace all project activities through multiple levels to see how stories are related and can help you in identifying blocking issues/impediments.
  • Integrates well with GitHub so whenever new build is triggered, the build version is updated to the story on Version One. So its keeps everyone updated & no need to send mails/release notes after the deployments.
  • It provides good support for continuous improvement, the basic requirement for scrum teams as it has feature called “Ideas" - an idea submission and voting platform for team members.
  • I also found the goal page very useful, here you can list the goals for the team & leadership and track which goals are completed & which are in progress.
  • The team room feature offer a place to see team backlog, a storyboard for the current sprint & task board for the current sprint. This feature is there in Agilecraft s well & I found it very useful.
  • For sizing the stories, it includes the mini-game 'Estimably' which helps teams estimate stories anonymously. Anonymously is the key here.
  • Tracking team progress is easy using Sprint Tracking feature & Task board. Sprint Tracking shows the total estimates, capacity, completed hours, etc. & Task board shows which story is done, in progress & not started.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

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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  • As a whole, Version One is not user-friendly. Without an intense familiarity of the app, it's often difficult to find things you're looking for. Given the complex reality of the customizability, I'm not sure if there's a way to make the interface simpler.
  • I would like the ability to add attachments and imbedded images more simply within user stories. Sometimes, It'd be helpful to have the ability to add a screenshot of a page at specific points within your user story.
  • From the Version One homepage, there is no clear CTA for users to login.
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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
VersionOne was more user-friendly than JIRA or Confluence. I liked the reporting in VersionOne and issue tracking compared to other management tools I've used in the past.
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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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  • Visibility has been very positive for our group. The ability to simply see what everyone is working on really improves productivity.
  • Collaboration has also improved in our group. Our morning scrum meetings operate much smoother and there is less wasted time spent on hearing a problem or issue for the first time.
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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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VersionOne

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