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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
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Workzone

I think WorkZone is a great program for companies with simpler project management scenarios. It is not as well fitted for advertising agencies and how they operate internally and with clients
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
Workzone
6.7
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Workzone
8.0
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Workzone
8.0
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
Workzone
8.0
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
Workzone
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
Workzone
8.0
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
Workzone
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
Workzone
5.0
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
Workzone
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Workzone
5.0
Gantt Charts
AgileCraft
Workzone
6.0
Workflow Automation
AgileCraft
Workzone
8.0
Email integration
AgileCraft
Workzone
1.4
Mobile Access
AgileCraft
Workzone
3.0

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
Workzone
6.0
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
Workzone
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
Workzone
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.
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  • Allows for client reviews and sharing. WorkZone allows you to create a customizable interface for each of your clients.
  • Review process and note taking. WorkZone's review process on work is, in a word, amazing! For everyone that is included in a piece of work that is sent out, both internally and to your clients, an email chain is created. This pops up in everyone's email whenever a new response is added but it also is stored within the file/video you're commenting on. That comment log/discussion will be stored with that file until you delete it.
  • Ease of Use. WorkZone clearly marks 'parent folders' or main categories. One is called "client uploads" and that is where anything your client uploads for you to use or review will be stored. Also, as mentioned earlier, the private/hidden directory for internal use only is called "holding tank." This allows for peace of mind when it comes to having interns or junior employees upload a rough. You can rest easy knowing that anything in that folder cannot be accessed by anyone who is not marked as an employee/internal by an admin.
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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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  • If you are not set up to use WorkZone with clients, exporting timelines to share with other parties is a bit basic. There are options to export to a pdf or Excel. It looks exactly like a screenshot, not anything impressive to show a client. It would be nice to have options to add text or contact information from WorkZone before exporting, so it looks a little more customized. It doesn't seem to have the same customization that each Workspace has.
  • Importing from Excel is a bit clunky. You have to use a template set up by WorkZone. My team has extensive Excel documents we've set up over several years as timelines, and finding a way to connect our existing timelines with the Excel template has been a bit difficult, adding a layer of work. I'm sure this would be improved if we set up more project templates in WorkZone, eliminating our Excel usage, but with the limited export settings, we've primarily been providing Excel timelines to our clients and implementing WorkZone for our internal tracking.
  • There are options to export the calendar, but it would be nice to be able to subscribe to the calendar in my Outlook, so updates are constant and not triggered by an export.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Workzone1.4
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Because of time constraints, our team hasn't been able to fully implement and change our existing processes. If we can get our templates set up and maybe some better export options figured out, I think it'll be a no-brainer to renew, but until then it maybe be difficult to financially justify something we're only partially using.
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Usability

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Workzone5.3
Based on 3 answers
For my line of work WorkZone was a nice stepping stone, but there are other management tools that have a better fit for my particular industry
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Reliability and Availability

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Workzone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Throughout the use of the WorkZone software, we never had a issue with it being unavailable. This is important, considering we wanted to access our projects and see our progress at any moment. WorkZone was always available and made constant supervision of tasks and goals easy; no excuses for not checking in on the status of a project.
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Performance

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have zero complaints about the performance of WorkZone; for our organization's needs, it was a perfect tool for keeping track of various responsibilities and tasks. We never experienced a lag or down-time when using the software, and the simple interface made things exactly that from our end...simple. WorkZone is a fantastic tool for work management that never fails to perform, in my experience.
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Support

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
The team at WorkZone is incredibly helpful and very willing to lend support when they can. Our team was constantly growing, and our new team members needed training every time someone cam on board. The WorkZone support staff was more than willing to ensure our new team members were completely comfortable using the software and set up for success.
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Online Training

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Workzone10.0
Based on 1 answer
The WorkZone trainers are wonderful! They offered us unlimited over-the-phone and online support, and the trainings were always informative. The WorkZone support team was willing to answer multiple questions and review sections of the training if need be. They were always accommodating, and trainings were scheduled very quickly for when our team needed them!
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Implementation

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Workzone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of WorkZone was very easy. We simply log into a portal online and begin to set up our projects. Access codes were sent very quickly to our team, so there was practically no delay once we signed the contract for our subscription. Training was scheduled quickly and was very helpful, especially as new team members joined our organization.
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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
Our team researched multiple project management systems online, and ultimately demoed two systems: WorkZone and Basecamp. WorkZone seemed much easier to use and seemed to offer more amenities than Basecamp; after initial demos and trainings, our team felt more comfortable using the WorkZone software. We thought it was a much better value for the price, compared to other alternatives
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Scalability

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Workzone5.2
Based on 2 answers
We are a small organization, so the need to expand our use of WorkZone was limited. I only rate it below a 10 simply because I do not have much experience with the scaleability of the product. From the previews and training sessions, it does seem that the software can easily be adjusted to accommodate a growing workload; something we may use in future, just not at this point in our organization's development.
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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
  • Management of the project team.
  • Management of projects and their budgets
  • Management of client money efficiently
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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

Workzone

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