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Score 8.2 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.0
Forecast
Task Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.0
Forecast
Resource Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.5
Forecast
Gantt Charts
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.9
Forecast
Scheduling
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.3
Forecast
Workflow Automation
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.7
Forecast
Team Collaboration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.9
Forecast
Support for Agile Methodology
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
9.2
Forecast
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.9
Forecast
Document Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.4
Forecast
Email integration
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.6
Forecast
Mobile Access
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
6.9
Forecast
Timesheet Tracking
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.3
Forecast
Change request and Case Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.3
Forecast
Budget and Expense Management
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.1
Forecast

Professional Services Automation

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.4
Forecast
Quotes/estimates
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.5
Forecast
Invoicing
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.0
Forecast
Project & financial reporting
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.8
Forecast
Integration with accounting software
Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.5
Forecast

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.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • The only difficult thing is its learning for the beginners.
  • Initially, its learning is quite steep but with the passage of time it becomes smooth enough and you will love to use it.
  • It is enriched with all latest and powerful features in order to fully satisfy customers.
Dayanna Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

  • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
  • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
  • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) 7.7
Based on 14 answers
While we have not had any issues with Jira since our organization adopted the software, this fact is clear evidence that they actively maintain and fix newly reported issues by their users. Thus, being on top of bug fixes is perhaps the best way of supporting users. They also have made their support easily accessible and available on their website.
Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

Forecast 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not needed support for Forecast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

I have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
Timothy King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)

  • With Jira, it is very easy to track down various bottlenecks in the deliverables further streamlining the development process in the production stage. Running numerous IT projects with multiple bottlenecks and backlogs was the biggest challenge that we ever faced before implementing Jira. Jira made the process more efficient by saving time and money.
  • Jira helped to build customized features for different verticals. Rather than investing in different third party tools we were able to perform the same tasks in Jira. This saved us lot of money.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forecast

  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$27,000.001
Maximum Price$3,987,600.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Forecast

General

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

Forecast Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite (Annual subscription)$291
EnterpriseCall us
Pro (Annual subscription)$493
  1. per seat (billed annually)
  2. per seat (billed anually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.3
Forecast
9.0

Support Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.7
Forecast
10.0

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