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Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado presents the Rally agile software development / ALM platform. The product was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central.Want the best of Agilecraft (Scaling Agile support) & ALM (Test Management), go for CA Agile Central (Rally)CA Agile Central is currently used by Development & support teams for all aspects of Application Lifecycle Management. After agile adoption, few of the development and support teams had been piloted on CA Agile Central while a few are still using HP ALM. Most of the features of CA Agile Central are being used by those teams like agile portfolio management, work visualization, road-map planning, Rally insights, iteration planning defect management and regression test management. In CA Agile Central, management can set the overall roadmap and then see what teams are doing and how this aligns with your business strategy using various dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team till portfolio levels that help get an easy visual representation of what's going on. It also helped in expanding team collaboration and with story, task and Kanban boards, it makes team members feel like they are working in co-located model which was the main reason behind choosing this tool.,There are dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team, program and portfolio levels which help get an easy and quick visual representation of what's going on. Story management made easier, It offers a quick way of quickly entering a number of user stories without losing the overview, by just typing the title and selecting a few attributes directly in the overview screen. Sprint management is seamless in CA Agile Central . It allows you to drag stories from the backlog to the sprints and back again. When a story is dragged into an sprint, it automatically checks the velocity for that sprint and indicates how many more story points can be chipped in. No more manual checking needed by scrum master with respect to allocation and team velocity. Though CA Agile Central has many inbuilt apps, but it also has an App-SDK that allows you to build free app extensions using JavaScript and HTML. So, as per their needs, teams can customize & build various apps & dashboards. Dashboard is an awesome feature which allows you to select and drag panels with all kinds of graphical information about the current sprints and releases. It offers tremendous support for scaled Agile & almost all scaling frameworks are supported specifically tuned to SAFe . CA Agile Central includes several applications but it also integrates well with Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Eclipse, Subversion, IBM, HP, Salesforce.com and many other products to allow users to organize projects to their specifications. So you can still use Jira at a team level & CA Agile Central at the program & portfolio level for efficient tracking & management. The custom tags are very helpful in segregating the user stories based on the project needs. Even though it's a very small feature, it is very effective ( you will realize why specifically if you are using Jira). CA Central Agile enables agile delivery with ease and provides comprehensive features to track time-boxes, Work In Progress items of the forecast increments. Backlog management is hassle free since you can either drag and drop your user stories to the desired position on the backlog, or change a setting and manually enter priorities as a number.,Workflow is fixed in CA Agile Central & can not be customized as per your team needs, which can be easily carried out in Jira. Example: In CA Agile Central we have states “Defined”, “In progress”, “Completed” and “Accepted” and there is no way to change those names or add new states into it. Burn down charts can be generated only with fixed attributes. So if your team is not burning hours or your team does not create tasks, you will not get to see burn down charts. Dependencies on stories cannot be managed properly here and it is easy to lose them. Also, after a change is done, instead of returning to the last page, it moves to home page. Some of the options, are not available when the user story is viewed in the short view at the right pane. Most of the options are visible in the detailed view only. Trivial issue but very frustrating. UI needs improvement. Every screen there are no popup windows. Its single frame UI makes it very difficult to open different tasks/stories & more frustrating if the senior management wants to track various stories or teams. CA Agile Central comes as full kit of functionalities and you can not customize it. In Jira we can buy plugins & only pay for the features we are using.,8,We has improved our accuracy in estimating release capacity and timelines and tracking team throughput. Team collaboration has improved which is critical for us as teams were distributed at three locations. The Big Room Planning feature allows teams to identify the work to be done as well as dependencies and challenges. It helps team members to stay on the same page. CA Agile Central has customized dashboards to view information in Scrum, Kanban or custom views. It helps senior management in closely tracking their releases & helps them in taking corrective action in case they feel milestones will not be met. We are able to deliver every sprint into production since Continuous Integration environment has been setup with ease using github integration with CA Agile Central.,ActiveCollab, AgileCraft, JIRA Software and VersionOne,AgileCraft, JIRA Software, ActiveCollab, VersionOne, HP Application Lifecycle ManagementReview of RallyIt is used by multiple departments across the organization. It helps us to streamline and in the functioning of multiple projects running on Agile. All projects can be managed under one tool for Business Engineers, QA and Developers. It also helps the management to pull up customized reports as needed. Integrates well with JAMA.,Highly customizable. Managing user stories are easy. Ability to split them for next iteration makes the job much easier. Integrates well with Jama. Ability to create test cases. Ability to link between user stories, test set, release and iterations.,Report generation can be improved. More filters can be added. Would like to have an easy way of integrating with ALM. Cant find enough documents for help online.,7,Positive was - it helped multiple teams to use the same tool. No negatives yet.,HP Application Lifecycle Management, Jama, Team Foundation Server and VersionOne,Jama, HP Application Lifecycle Management, JIRA SoftwareLove Rally!Our Product and Engineering teams rely solely on CA Agile Central for all aspects of our Application Lifecycle Management. We coordinate backlog management, current sprint and release planning, and portfolio planning with a mix of co-located and remote team members. CA Agile Central streamlines tactical Story and Defect management as well as strategic Portfolio Feature and Initiative planning while also providing one source of the truth for the enterprise.,Portfolio Planning features allows all team members to understand how individual stories and tasks roll up to larger milestones and releasable features. Highly customizable visual feedback - CA Agile Central allows each user to create their own work space and also allows creation and sharing of custom visualizations for the product and engineering teams. Artifact Edits are a straightforward mix of inline editing of common fields and detailed updates of entire artifact records.,Drag and drop artifact arrangement has gotten better in the past few releases, but is still a bit difficult to use. Integrations with customer-facing bug tracking systems is possible, but requires more direct intervention than expected. Renaming the product from Rally to CA Agile Central is confusing in the market - Rally was a known entity and even CA has to call their own solution "CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)." Not good.,10,We were able to increase our release cadence from one major release every 12-18 months to one release to production every 3-5 weeks, depending on product set. Over many quarters - and ultimately years - of use, we were able to plan for seasonal spikes in support and new feature delivery based on known throughput from previous time periods. No spreadsheets! Using the inherent status visibility of CA Agile Central, we gained anywhere from 2-10 hours of time per user by eliminating meetings, status check calls and user-generated weekly status updates.,microsoft excel and Trello,Slack, Qlik Sense Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics CRMCA Agile Central is the cream of the cropIt is used primarily in IT by developers and quality control engineers, by business analysts and scrum masters from the PMO and by business product owners. The problem that CA Agile Central solved was providing a solution for an Agile Development and Management Life Cycle that MS Project couldn't provide in 2011.,The ability to tailor the tool for each product. For example some simpler projects can be managed with simple user stories, a Kanban process and board. Large projects are managed with iterations, releases, tasks and burn down charts. Create a home dashboard and customize it to show user stories and tasks assigned to you and a personal burn down chart. A portfolio management capability where you can link and view the entire hierarchy from theme to initiative to feature to user story(s) and finally to tasks.,User management is pretty basic and could be better. For example more filters and reports and more ability to do mass updates. The report generator is very, very basic and is not WYSIWYG. It has limited filters to generate reports. Often a Scrum master will need to export data to Excel or a tool like Crystal Reports to get enhanced reporting capability.,9,Moving from Waterfall to Scrum or Kanban has been a big win for us. The adaptability and customization of CA Agile Central has aided in our success. Agile methodologies and CA Agile Central has made it easier to integrate business product owners into an agile team.,,MS SharePoint, Microsoft Office 2016More than adequate, but disappointing and getting more so over time.It's used in tech engineering to manage agile development on several teams developing integrated software, firmware and hardware products.,Handle the complexities of multiple teams. Visual indicators for individual story states. Adaptable as your teams go through the learning curve in Agility.,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.,4,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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Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
June 03, 2018

Review: "Want the best of Agilecraft (Scaling Agile support) & ALM (Test Management), go for CA Agile Central (Rally)"

Score 8 out of 10
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CA Agile Central is currently used by Development & support teams for all aspects of Application Lifecycle Management. After agile adoption, few of the development and support teams had been piloted on CA Agile Central
while a few are still using HP ALM. Most of the features of CA Agile Central are being used by those teams like agile portfolio management, work visualization, road-map planning, Rally insights, iteration planning defect management and regression test management. In CA Agile Central, management can set the overall roadmap and then see what teams are doing and how this aligns with your business strategy using various dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team till portfolio levels that help get an easy visual representation of what's going on.
It also helped in expanding team collaboration and with story, task and Kanban boards, it makes team members feel like they are working in co-located model which was the main reason behind choosing this tool.
  • There are dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team, program and portfolio levels which help get an easy and quick visual representation of what's going on.
  • Story management made easier, It offers a quick way of quickly entering a number of user stories without losing the overview, by just typing the title and selecting a few attributes directly in the overview screen.
  • Sprint management is seamless in CA Agile Central . It allows you to drag stories from the backlog to the sprints and back again. When a story is dragged into an sprint, it automatically checks the velocity for that sprint and indicates how many more story points can be chipped in. No more manual checking needed by scrum master with respect to allocation and team velocity.
  • Though CA Agile Central has many inbuilt apps, but it also has an App-SDK that allows you to build free app extensions using JavaScript and HTML. So, as per their needs, teams can customize & build various apps & dashboards.
  • Dashboard is an awesome feature which allows you to select and drag panels with all kinds of graphical information about the current sprints and releases.
  • It offers tremendous support for scaled Agile & almost all scaling frameworks are supported specifically tuned to SAFe .
  • CA Agile Central includes several applications but it also integrates well with JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Eclipse, Subversion, IBM, HP, Salesforce.com and many other products to allow users to organize projects to their specifications. So you can still use JIRA at a team level & CA Agile Central at the program & portfolio level for efficient tracking & management.
  • The custom tags are very helpful in segregating the user stories based on the project needs. Even though it's a very small feature, it is very effective ( you will realize why specifically if you are using JIRA).
  • CA Central Agile enables agile delivery with ease and provides comprehensive features to track time-boxes, Work In Progress items of the forecast increments.
  • Backlog management is hassle free since you can either drag and drop your user stories to the desired position on the backlog, or change a setting and manually enter priorities as a number.
  • Workflow is fixed in CA Agile Central & can not be customized as per your team needs, which can be easily carried out in JIRA. Example: In CA Agile Central we have states “Defined”, “In progress”, “Completed” and “Accepted” and there is no way to change those names or add new states into it.
  • Burn down charts can be generated only with fixed attributes. So if your team is not burning hours or your team does not create tasks, you will not get to see burn down charts.
  • Dependencies on stories cannot be managed properly here and it is easy to lose them. Also, after a change is done, instead of returning to the last page, it moves to home page.
  • Some of the options, are not available when the user story is viewed in the short view at the right pane. Most of the options are visible in the detailed view only. Trivial issue but very frustrating.
  • UI needs improvement. Every screen there are no popup windows. Its single frame UI makes it very difficult to open different tasks/stories & more frustrating if the senior management wants to track various stories or teams.
  • CA Agile Central comes as full kit of functionalities and you can not customize it. In JIRA we can buy plugins & only pay for the features we are using.
If your organisation is planning to adopt Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFe) without being worried about cost, CA Agile Central is one of the best tools. Here, you can look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. You can look holistically across all the release trains with minimal effort and have it flow up to the program office’s budget. It also helps by easily maintaining backlogs and integrating more seamlessly into software developers releases, iterations, and features. It has no conformance issue as it supports almost all the browsers like IE from version 8.0, Firefox from 3.6 and the newest versions of Chrome (from 6.0) and Safari (from 4.0).
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February 01, 2018

CA Agile Central: "Review of Rally"

Score 7 out of 10
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It is used by multiple departments across the organization. It helps us to streamline and in the functioning of multiple projects running on Agile. All projects can be managed under one tool for Business Engineers, QA and Developers. It also helps the management to pull up customized reports as needed. Integrates well with Jama.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Managing user stories are easy. Ability to split them for next iteration makes the job much easier.
  • Integrates well with Jama.
  • Ability to create test cases.
  • Ability to link between user stories, test set, release and iterations.
  • Report generation can be improved. More filters can be added.
  • Would like to have an easy way of integrating with ALM.
  • Cant find enough documents for help online.
Works well for scrum projects. Defect tracking and Test Management are available. Not very user-friendly for test case creation though. Portfolio Management allows Release Planning & Tracking, Capacity Planning, and Timelines. Additional (and better) Test Management plugins are available at $25/user/month.
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October 25, 2017

CA Agile Central Review: "Love Rally!"

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Our Product and Engineering teams rely solely on CA Agile Central for all aspects of our Application Lifecycle Management. We coordinate backlog management, current sprint and release planning, and portfolio planning with a mix of co-located and remote team members. CA Agile Central streamlines tactical Story and Defect management as well as strategic Portfolio Feature and Initiative planning while also providing one source of the truth for the enterprise.
  • Portfolio Planning features allows all team members to understand how individual stories and tasks roll up to larger milestones and releasable features.
  • Highly customizable visual feedback - CA Agile Central allows each user to create their own work space and also allows creation and sharing of custom visualizations for the product and engineering teams.
  • Artifact Edits are a straightforward mix of inline editing of common fields and detailed updates of entire artifact records.
  • Drag and drop artifact arrangement has gotten better in the past few releases, but is still a bit difficult to use.
  • Integrations with customer-facing bug tracking systems is possible, but requires more direct intervention than expected.
  • Renaming the product from Rally to CA Agile Central is confusing in the market - Rally was a known entity and even CA has to call their own solution "CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)." Not good.
Well suited for one or many SCRUM development teams with five or more people. For distributed teams, CA Agile Central's shared content management is great with no on-site IT overhead.

For singular, small teams with concise product portfolios and few or no integration requirements, there are better, no-cost options in the market.
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April 25, 2017

Review: "CA Agile Central is the cream of the crop"

Score 9 out of 10
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It is used primarily in IT by developers and quality control engineers, by business analysts and scrum masters from the PMO and by business product owners. The problem that CA Agile Central solved was providing a solution for an Agile Development and Management Life Cycle that MS Project couldn't provide in 2011.
  • The ability to tailor the tool for each product. For example some simpler projects can be managed with simple user stories, a Kanban process and board. Large projects are managed with iterations, releases, tasks and burn down charts.
  • Create a home dashboard and customize it to show user stories and tasks assigned to you and a personal burn down chart.
  • A portfolio management capability where you can link and view the entire hierarchy from theme to initiative to feature to user story(s) and finally to tasks.
  • User management is pretty basic and could be better. For example more filters and reports and more ability to do mass updates.
  • The report generator is very, very basic and is not WYSIWYG. It has limited filters to generate reports. Often a Scrum master will need to export data to Excel or a tool like Crystal Reports to get enhanced reporting capability.
The only scenario we have had some issues with is when we need to work with an organization outside of our domain that uses a Waterfall process. CA Agile Central doesn't adapt well into a hybrid methodology like ScrumFall or pure Waterfall. In all other scenarios of large or small projects CA Agile Central has worked very well.
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June 08, 2017

CA Agile Central Review: "More than adequate, but disappointing and getting more so over time."

Score 4 out of 10
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It's used in tech engineering to manage agile development on several teams developing integrated software, firmware and hardware products.
  • Handle the complexities of multiple teams.
  • Visual indicators for individual story states.
  • Adaptable as your teams go through the learning curve in Agility.
  • 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.
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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February 21, 2017

Review: "Why we switched from CA Agile Central (formerly Rally)"

Score 5 out of 10
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We used CA Agile Central for our agile process. It was used by the whole company, in all departments. We had our user stories, tasks, and defects in there. We tracked our working hours in Rally also. We are an agile company with two-week sprints, and we used CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) to plan our development work.
  • Plan sprints for agile/scrum lifecycle
  • Create and submit software defects
  • Create user stories and tasks
  • Not too user friendly interface
  • Defect management is not the best I have seen
  • Could add more fields for defects
We used it in our company for the last few years but decided to switch to JIRA. Our management thinks that JIRA will work better for our wannabe true agile company. It was not hard to see all user stories in backlog, but it's harder to find a specific story/defect report using filters. Also, I don't think Rally is the best tool for agile teams.
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March 30, 2016

CA Agile Central Review: "Can't live without Rally"

Score 9 out of 10
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To specify the same details put in a traditional use case, I use the predecessor/successor relationships on user stories to track dependencies. I use the “Ready” option on the board to indicate completion of an activity. I adjust permissions for those projects to ensure limited access to requirements in different phases. When a phase is complete, I bulk move the stories into the next phase.
  • Agile
  • DevOps
  • Planning
  • Tracking
  • Action
  • Context Driven Testing
  • Level 1 production support
  • Vertical in healthcare
DevOps for agile environment is a better fit. It is less about who does it, and more about the code meets the acceptance criteria. Companies often have specific lead times, hence release planning is helpful. Rally Software is very well suited to a deployment environment and in some scenarios which should consist of a QA person as well as BA, developer and operations working together.
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February 15, 2016

CA Agile Central Review: "Rally - very extensive but pricey (worth it?)"

Score 8 out of 10
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At my company, I am aware that the the project managers, the operations team, the QA team, and the engineering departments use Rally to work in an Agile environment. I would not be surprised if it was used by the whole organization because having the company staying on one software allows project managers to track company progress more efficiently. For a few years the company has strived to practice the agile methodologies and practiced scrum, daily standups and Kanban Board along with Rally to achieve this. Rally has many features to track progress as well as user friendly tools to optimize and track what other members of the team are doing.
  • Their easy to view Kanban board allows the viewers to understand what's in progress, what needs to be done, and what can be released and what is done all in one go. Because our team also practices weekly optimization, the user stories on the backlog are ordered in terms of urgency (allowing users to start stories that are on the top of the stack easily.
  • Rally's customer support is extensive as they have videos/recorded demos as well as phone support if anything goes wrong with the software or if something functionality is unclear
  • Rally's reporting tool is extensive and allows custom reporting for different users to create their own reports based on their business objective.
  • This software has many features and it's great but I have heard that the project managers do not use the entire package of features making this software quite expensive for what they actually use it for.
I believe this software is good for small-medium sized teams. The team I am on (operations) is at most five people that is actively using it and the other teams also have about that many people on a team. It can be used for a larger enterprise as the company is on the larger side; but it is more suited for a smaller scenario. It is also great for companies that are looking for a web based software as everything is online and a company would not have to rely on their own IT department to run the features of this platform. If a company is looking for an extensive Agile software and can afford Rally's price tag, this just might be the software for them.
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November 22, 2013

CA Agile Central Review: "Rally Software a great for large self-directed teams"

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Rapid visibility of progress or problems across large number of teams.
  • Portfolio view allows Product Management clear visibility across all their product features.
  • Strong feedback metrics for the team and individuals as to status and meeting commitments.
  • Visual UI quickly gives teams visibility into their sprint progress.
  • Helps enables Agile structure for widely dispersed teams.
  • Supports traditional scrum and also Kanban.
  • Completely open API give access to just about everything and enables integration to other systems you may be using.
  • Team at Rally is very responsive to needs and feedback. They also have a strong SE team to help with best practices. Pretty easy to get one of their Product Managers on the phone to talk roadmap.
  • Strong community to help with questions and their forums are very active.
  • Traditional Agile metrics like sprint velocity and burndown are built in, but still challenging to get metrics beyond these.
  • Not an inexpensive solution.
Their pricing structure is pretty flat - you get lower per seat prices with more seats obviously. Buying at end of quarter will sometimes get you a little better price, but not huge savings. Sometime in the past, I was able to get a discount for being a reference, but now that they have grown and are gaining in market position, this is probably less the case. I have found them extremely easy to work with overall. Never had a problem.
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May 27, 2016

Review: "CA Agile Central (formerly Rally): it was good while it lasted"

Score 4 out of 10
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We used Rally in our company through 2015 and beginning 2016 as the main tool to organize our user stories, defects and all other tasks. It was the main communication tool between teams members and their managers on the tasks level.
  • structuring teams separately in a clean way. You can add as much teams as you want, and guarantee each team's work would stay separate in browsing, graphs and analytics.
  • detailed menus and drop-downs listing of features - technically it covers all there is of agile aspects and some more
  • ability to set your email notifications on/off
  • ability to split user stories into the next iteration if work isn't done in the previous one - no need to duplicate your user story manually
  • the service was intermittently down, sometimes for several hours.
  • Rally is a very large powerful tool, and that also is the reason why it can't be a good fit for small teams who want simpler interfaces and way less features.
  • loading pages is slow, add to that if you (like me) keep it open all day after signing in, the systems logs you out automatically.
  • pening multiple windows (on separate tabs) has some problematic issues esp. when your sessions expires, and you will need to sign in to all other tabs one by one. Also if you attempt to sign in again on one tab, all the other tabs redirect to the same page of the first tab you signed in.
  • a steep learning curve for agile beginners/novice team member - leaving those members to use the tool without any training makes it almost impossible for them to know what they must do to get by their daily tasks
  • not enough free documentation online
Rally is a great tool for large teams with very good experience in the agile world. It's not well-suited for those little, get-things-done teams, since managing the whole platform becomes really a job by itself. Teams generally might have to consider having a dedicated member in the team to manage and administrate the tool and facilitate communicate with all team members regarding tasks flow and updates. If your team is active, that will generate a lot of noise in the landing page making it hard to focus on one aspect.
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September 05, 2013

CA Agile Central Review: "Rally - Great for Agile Projects"

Score 9 out of 10
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  • It is a software specifically built for Agile team management.
  • It covers multiple agile methodologies.
  • It is easy to use and learn.
  • The hosted version requires no maintenance and works well.
  • Hosted version does not always work well on all browsers (minor issue).
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December 02, 2013

CA Agile Central Review: "Seems to make things harder rather than easier!"

Score 6 out of 10
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  • Gives you a good view into your current active work week/ active sprint
  • Provides a pretty good way to look at prior sprints
  • It has so much flexibility and power that it actually makes simpler tasks complex – particularly backlog management and scheduling things into releases and sprints.
  • It has a tough job of managing “epics” – things with 100s of small features, and being able to prioritize across them. Typically we have 2 epics in a release. We have no problem prioritizing epics, but it is hard to prioritize “stories” across epics. There are typically dozens of stories in an epic.
Our core engineering team in our division pays for the application. As a company, we pay $35 / month per person for the Enterprise Edition. In my team, we are living with it because it’s free to us.

If I were to evaluate new tools, I would look at Pivotal Tracker again, and also have a look at Altasian. They have a big product suite that some of the team has used before.
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Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado presents the Rally agile software development / ALM platform.

The product was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central.

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