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106 Ratings

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana functions particularly well in scenarios with well-established teams with well-established processes and a mature SDLC. The reason is that Asana can be configured to do many, many different things, and be used in many, many different ways, and with that power comes a lot of responsibility to figure out your process before you try and automate it. It's software, not magic.
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TFS

[Team Foundation Server is well suited for] Agile - Kanban boards [make it] simple and easy to see progress. Shared queries allow for all to see information, centralizing communication. [It is also well suited for] Managing projects to preventing scope creep. Provides full tractability to ensure testing covers requirements, tree queries allow export of test coverage or lack there off. The tool provides collaboration between Development and QA with the trace data and log files gathered as a test case is being executed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
TFS
Task Management
Asana
9.1
TFS
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
TFS
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
TFS
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
TFS
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
TFS
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
TFS
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
TFS
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
TFS
Document Management
Asana
6.9
TFS
Email integration
Asana
7.3
TFS
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
TFS
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
TFS
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
TFS
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.1
TFS

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
TFS
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
TFS
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
TFS

Pros

  • Cross-team communication is always a challenge, but Asana helps make information transparent and accessible to all members of the team.
  • It's easy to share with individuals outside of the organization and still control the flow of information.
  • Being able to link in other design resources like InVision prototypes is a huge time saver.
  • Integrating with Slack makes much of our necessary communication automatic.
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  • Tractability, Code to defects, Test cases to Requirements
  • Metrics - Reworks on development, test cases to change, Defect by root cause
  • Single source for all to pull data, business and IT
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Cons

  • Emails: Asana can lead to inbox-overload. By default, you are subscribed to updates on any task that you create or follow. Updates include someone marking a task complete, leaving a comment on a task, or adding a file to a task. This means that if your coworker adds a file, makes a comment, then assigns the task back to you, then marks the task complete, you're looking at 4 emails in 10 seconds. You can always unsubscribe from emails or write rules to categorize them in your inbox, but the default setting will leave you inundated.
  • Assigning responsibility to multiple team members: It is possible to assign a task to multiple members of your team, but I don't like the way asana handles this. Rather than assigning the one task to multiple people, asana creates DUPLICATES of the original task. This can be frustrating because it creates redundancy.
  • Dependencies: Assigning dependencies is a new feature for asana. While it's great that this is now possible, it's pretty clear that it's not a focus for the software. The dependencies don't show up clearly in the list view, though they are obvious within the task view.
  • Overwhelming: This is probably more of a governance issue for my team specifically, but our Asana has gotten overwhelming. I count the flexibility of Asana as a pro, but it does come with risk. The lack of rules and controls leads to a "wild west" situation where anyone can organize tasks, projects, templates, etc. anyway they want. We have some team members organizing all their tasks by team function, others organizing tasks by project, others using entirely separate Asana workspaces, etc.
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  • Bad use of real estate is it's No. 1 failing, why all the white space?
  • Too much functionality makes it difficult for new users to jump onboard - it's daunting at first
  • Configuring dashboards is easy, but not necessarily what you want to show to upper management - needs some tweaking
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
The version of Asana that I'm using is free and works amazingly for my needs. If I were part of a larger organization that was going to pay for a project management solution, I would definitely recommend Asana. It is a very polished and feature-packed product that was designed with a focus on usability and functionality. The only thing that would make me recommend something else would be some unforeseen feature that I don't know I need yet.
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TFS10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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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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TFS8.0
Based on 1 answer
The complex permissions drags it down for me and since I nothing is perfect I'm subtracting one point for the permissions from my original score of 9.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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TFS8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have never used Team Foundation Server support from Microsoft. Finding help on the internet is quite simple if you know source control methodologies and terminology.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TFS8.0
Based on 1 answer
Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana Board is really awesome and assigning tasks is ultra easy. I can manage multiple projects without headaches.
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I have only previously used Visual Source Safe, back in the early noughties within a very small development team, TFS is the natural evolution from Visual Source Safe which primarily was just a repository for source code. You can't really compare the two and MS released TFS as a complete replacement for Visual Source Safe.
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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
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • The best tool I have used for project management
  • ROI hit in few months, Productivity alot increased
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  • Having it setup with RM makes releases better.
  • It has been proven to be difficult for remote employees if they lose or have a bad connection to it.
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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.

TFS

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