3 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101
11 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly 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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Daylite

If your team uses only Macs, then I suggest investigating Daylite 6, which is cloud-based. We've found upgrades to be tricky, sometimes users have difficulty connecting to the data-base on the main user's Daylite Server. My opinion is that it would be easier to begin fresh with 6 than upgrading and moving our current Daylite Server to the cloud. And there's no going back, once you move to the cloud, you're committed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.2
Daylite
7.4
Task Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
10.0
Daylite
8.0
Resource Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
10.0
Daylite
8.0
Scheduling
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Daylite
9.0
Team Collaboration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Daylite
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
10.0
Daylite
Document Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.0
Daylite
3.1
Timesheet Tracking
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Daylite
Change request and Case Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Daylite
Budget and Expense Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
10.0
Daylite
Gantt Charts
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Daylite
8.0
Workflow Automation
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Daylite
6.0
Email integration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Daylite
9.0
Mobile Access
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Daylite
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Daylite
4.0
Quotes/estimates
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
10.0
Daylite
Project & financial reporting
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.0
Daylite
Integration with accounting software
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
Daylite
4.0

Pros

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • 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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Daylite

  • Integrates with Mac Mail to automatically catalog email exchanges with both individuals and companies.
  • Allows for robust customization to meet the specific information needs of my company
  • Acts as a hub for daily activities and tasks
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Cons

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • 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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Daylite

  • I still do not use the Project part as much as I could do, even if I tried several times. I think some improvements could be done with the interface, in order to make it more intuitive.
  • The software is intented to be used with a US/Canada logic. It would be nice to be able to organize fields in the contacts in a different way, more logical to the different countries it is used in. Each country puts zip codes in different place for example.
  • It would also be nice to have the possibility to assign a contact to several categories, and to create sub-categories.
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Alternatives Considered

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

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.
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Daylite

As noted earlier, we're abandoning Daylite and moving to another project management system that a. allows both Mac and PC users b. is cloud-based. We think we could benefit with an company-wide system, and Daylite 6 won't fit the bill. Our group is currently vetting different products, and Teamwork is the top of our list.
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Return on Investment

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • 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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Daylite

  • It absolutely keeps me informed on my client interactions
  • Centralizes my tasks and to-dos
  • Integrates nicely with LinkedIn for greater reach and deeper information.
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Pricing Details

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

General

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

Daylite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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