Rally Software

Rally Software
Formerly CA Agile Central

Score 7.6 out of 10
Rally Software

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What is Rally Software?

Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.
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Review of Rally

7 out of 10
February 01, 2018
It is used by multiple departments across the organization. It helps us to streamline and in the functioning of multiple projects running …
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Love Rally!

10 out of 10
October 25, 2017
Our Product and Engineering teams rely solely on CA Agile Central for all aspects of our Application Lifecycle Management. We coordinate …
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What is Rally Software?

Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.

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What is Rally Software?

Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.

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Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.

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The most common users of Rally Software are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Rally and Asana have comparable features and are both valuable project management tools, but Asana's user interface is well-organized and highly intuitive. It's easy to add tasks and collaborators, edit due dates, indicate progress on tasks, close out projects, etc. However, Rally's interface is somewhat cluttered and difficult to navigate. My team ended up choosing Asana over Rally due to these concerns.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Overall, Rally Software is a better and more powerful tool than Jira for the same exact purposes. Jira cannot function as a requirements repository so it needs plugins or separate tools to do the same thing. There is no space or option to see all defects or user stories or tasks in a project. There are no export tools.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I did not select Rally; it was chosen by the organization. If I were choosing what to use within my own team, I would use Trello. It's free, very simple to use, and has a much nicer user interface. My company previously used VersionOne however, and I prefer Rally over that solution.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) & through Test Management were two critical factors that lead to selection of CA Agile Central (formerly Rally).

Executives want to maintain trace-ability & detailed test management options like we get in ALM along with SAFe implementation support. There are many features under tests feature which allows you to maintain your test suites. Also, if you want to scale agile while connecting the highest level initiatives down to the task level with accurate data,CA Agile Central is one of the best tools for that. It allows you to look at various release trains and how that then flows up to the overall program budget. On the top of that, the learning curve was not much with this tool as the Rally videos are extremely helpful. They are so short and so easy to understand, so team went through the videos with no external training before working on this tool.There are three editions available for selection & we opted for Unlimited edition. It costs around $49 USD per user per month. Pretty costly!

February 01, 2018

Review of Rally

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It was a close race between Jama, JIRA and Rally. We decided to go for Jama as a requirements management tool and use Rally for Agile projects. The cost was another factor that made us select Rally.
October 25, 2017

Love Rally!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our evaluation was done many years ago, but at the time Rally provided the best mix of SCRUM-driven features, visibility and economy for our product engineering teams.
Bob Lieberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Selected because the others seemed worse two years ago when the decision was made. VersionOne seemed ugly and too restricted. Might look better now. Microsoft TFS, now VSO, looked limited but also might look better now. Microsoft is improving it at a remarkably rapid pace. Jira was considered and rejected because their solution is too piecemeal requiring too much administration.
Joseph Ruffolo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The process we used to select a tool was to create a scorecard of IT and Business stakeholder needs. We then reviewed seven tools and graded them against the scorecard requirements. We took the top two products and had a one day hands on demonstration with selected IT and Business stakeholders. We graded them again and selected CA Agile Central based on the overall score.
Dmitry Shyshkin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) before but recently switched to JIRA. I used JIRA before Rally too, and I think it was easier to manage defects in JIRA. Also, I think JIRA is better for teams and companies that want to implement agile/scrum life cycles. It's easier to see in JIRA what all a team is working on, what stories/defects/activities, etc.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We started exploring new tools, and found better adaptation of our team toward JIRA. JIRA provided engineers with simpler interfaces and more reliable service, even though less unnecessary features. Also the managers found in JIRA better ability to eliminate noise and focus on what's more important; the content. Rally however have better user interfaces focusing on deadlines and estimates.
Henry PAN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've also evaluated the following agile solutions: ActiveCollab, Agile Bench, Agilo for Scrum, Atlassian JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, SpringGround, Targetprocess. Telerik Teamprocess, VersionOne, ZebraPlan etc.
If it’s time to transition to software that’s specific to your Agile needs, check out some of these options for your team’s communication, reporting, and assessment requirements. Once you find a better tool set, your projects will be within the deadline.
Megan Kakitsubo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Rally has much more features with regards to the the traditional Agile methodology and has more extensive tracking features for the project managers. Pivotal Tracker was used for a smaller company and smaller teams but since my current company is larger in scale and has more to track as a whole organization, Rally was a better choice. Although I personally preferred Pivotal Tracker's dashboard, I do like that when I have to write a task summary into a user story, being able to open each story into a new tab/window makes it easier for other people to read.
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