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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana could be used for a brainstorming tool but it really shines when tasks are defined, people are assigned and the project needs to be monitored and completed on time.
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CA Agile Central

Standard Scrum from story grooming to delivery is good. Allocating features to releases is not good because in order to visualize you also have to assign stories to releases. Release management in general uses a narrow and often inscrutable conceptual model, so we have avoided it. We use milestones instead but they have only limited support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
CA Agile Central
Task Management
Asana
9.0
CA Agile Central
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
CA Agile Central
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
CA Agile Central
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
CA Agile Central
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
CA Agile Central
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
CA Agile Central
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
CA Agile Central
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
CA Agile Central
Document Management
Asana
6.8
CA Agile Central
Email integration
Asana
7.2
CA Agile Central
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
CA Agile Central
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
CA Agile Central
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
CA Agile Central
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
CA Agile Central

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
CA Agile Central
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
CA Agile Central
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
CA Agile Central

Pros

  • Assigning deadlines to staff that you're working with directly to make sure they meet them in order to achieve success.
  • Making sure we know which team member has completed a project so we do not take on that project or have to wonder if it has been completed or not.
  • Keeping all projects organized so we meet deadlines and move quickly on to other tasks.
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  • Handle the complexities of multiple teams.
  • Visual indicators for individual story states.
  • Adaptable as your teams go through the learning curve in Agility.
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Cons

  • This is not an improvement for Asana, but I wish there was a way to make team members held accountable when they do not actively participate on Asana and we do not know if they've accomplished their tasks or not if they have not logged in.
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  • Portfolio management... poor graphical presentation of portfolio (as compared to Aha! for example).
  • Release management... the model and implementation are not cohesive, require many manual steps to maintain release plan integrity, seems to support SAFe at the expense of other, more Agile, practices.
  • Visualization, in general... minimal capability for user-defined charting (unless you want to do SDK programming), and most canned charts offered are with an old internal SDK that doesn't support new features
  • My big gripe is that in the two years we've had the product, an unbelievably SMALL amount of work appears to have been done. Glaring gaps and inconsistencies (conceptual and practical) continue to go unaddressed, while apparently great effort is being spent on new features having marginal utility.
  • Based on this experience I have concerns for the ability of CA to bring the product up to modern standards and to restore its conceptual integrity after years of piecemeal incremental improvement. For a large development team, they don't seem to be delivering much new value.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana has been incorporated into our workflow and works nicely for what we need it to do, thus we will continue to work in Asana.
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CA Agile Central9.0
Based on 4 answers
  • Continual improvements in the tool delivered by Rally
  • Tight integration with our Agile processes
  • Rally still the best tool in this market
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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
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CA Agile Central9.0
Based on 3 answers
Great UI, recent refresh was terrific. Great graphs and metrics, inline editing for updates, and a multitude of views on sprint progress make for a great team collaboration experience. There is also an active community and forums so that if you do need help, it is readily available
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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CA Agile Central10.0
Based on 1 answer
Don’t recall ever being unavailable.
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Performance

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No answers yet
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CA Agile Central7.0
Based on 1 answer
The screens render relatively quickly but many actions that you would expect to require a single click require multiple clicks and pop-up windows. The extra windows and clicks make the product feel ponderous.
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Support

Asana8.3
Based on 2 answers
They don't fix everything, but they have certainly gone the extra mile for us. When we were frustrated with a recent change that altered our default view of every project, changing it from all projects being visible to just incomplete projects being visible, they wrote a custom script to change all of our default views back for us, so we didn't have to manually click 3,000 times (we have over a thousand projects).
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CA Agile Central8.0
Based on 2 answers
Get peace of mind for an entire year with the premiere support. Receive one year of unlimited personal one-on-one online training sessions and software support from Rally experts via online chat, phone or in-store. Answer Desk experts will keep my software performing at its best, eliminate bugs, and get me the answers I need, fast all year long. It connects me with friendly and knowledgeable Answer Techs who know Rally software better than anyone.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
CA Agile Central7.0
Based on 1 answer
It more or less confirmed that we are using it the way they had in mind. We were hoping for a epiphany in terms of how we could use it better.

They also want to be a go to source for agile processes and have an online resource center. It’s not that great but had a couple of nuggets. It hasn’t really helped us too much and we are not too far off from the classical interpretation of agile.

I would recommend training, in particular for organizations that multiple on-going projects. The product seems optimized for larger, more complex teams and getting proper training on how to configure, administer and use the system would be beneficial
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
CA Agile Central8.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation of RALLY services and program satisfaction among various group,... 1) Dev Outcomes: How were our resiliencies, development, learning & practitioners “make them do the work,” but that they ask you to do it “in a way like before.2) The Ops group: Just wish to make sure any change won't break current production envirementsAll the stake holders has to be on the same page
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Alternatives Considered

Keyboard control. The ability to view and change the task without opening a new page.
Oleg Galimov profile photo
We used CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) before but recently switched to JIRA. I used JIRA before Rally too, and I think it was easier to manage defects in JIRA. Also, I think JIRA is better for teams and companies that want to implement agile/scrum life cycles. It's easier to see in JIRA what all a team is working on, what stories/defects/activities, etc.
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Scalability

Asana8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • I definitely feel more organized and more effective when I'm assigned a task via Asana. It makes it easier to keep track of than email. I also work off-location from the rest of the team.
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  • Positive: fast ramp up didn't crash and burn
  • Negative: obscures business value of features... the implementation of that kind of view is minimal
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Pricing Details

Asana

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
8.33*
1.  per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

CA Agile Central

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