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Score 8.2 out of 100
14 Ratings
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Score 7.4 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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

If someone is already using ALM Octane, then it is worth the pain to go through the upgrade process to get the current versions. If you need it to tie into Jira, it can do that. Just be prepared for a rough road. If you have some other product that you use for DevOps, PM, and QA, you will probably be better off sticking with what you have. DaVita also uses TFS, but not in a full implementation (i.e. not with a build server for code deployment), so for them, ALM makes a lot of sense. If you are using TFS with a build server, there are other methodologies that won't end up making you want to pull your hair out trying to make it integrate with what you are using.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • Bug-logging and keeping track of the bug status.
  • Integration with DevOps to do continuous testing.
  • Keeping coordination between development and testing teams.
pritam dixit | 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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • The integration to Synchronizer is very difficult to implement.
  • The integration to Jira was very hard to get working.
Dr Gardiner Jones | 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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Customer support is very good takes minimal time to resolve the issue and always takes feedback seriously to improve the application.
pritam dixit | 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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane use at DaVita goes back beyond my starting with them three years ago. They have used it as part of DevOps as well as for performance measurement of software releases in combo with HP Performance Center (a great combination). Jira is well suited to managing bug reports and development processes with Agile and Scrum, but ALM Octane goes above and beyond that.
Dr Gardiner Jones | 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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • It's had a very positive impact.
  • Very good customer support as well when required.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Micro Focus ALM Octane

General

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

Micro Focus ALM Octane Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
8.3
Micro Focus ALM Octane
7.6

Support Rating

Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft)
7.7
Micro Focus ALM Octane
8.0

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