Overall Satisfaction with VersionOne
We use Version One across our entire organization. As a web design and digital marketing firm, it helps us to manage tasks and track progress, and it enables us to more easily implement Agile processes. Our organization is somewhat new to Agile, and Version One makes it easier to keep us on track.
- Assigning backlogs is simple once you're in a project. The ability to add backlogs in line is helpful when you just want to list out new backlogs before adding your user stories.
- The ability to sort by different types of data, so that you only view exactly what you want to see is very helpful, especially during sprint planning meetings.
- The customizability of the app enables the user to adjust certain criteria based on their team's needs. For example, adjusting sprint length.
- As a whole, Version One is not user-friendly. Without an intense familiarity of the app, it's often difficult to find things you're looking for. Given the complex reality of the customizability, I'm not sure if there's a way to make the interface simpler.
- I would like the ability to add attachments and imbedded images more simply within user stories. Sometimes, It'd be helpful to have the ability to add a screenshot of a page at specific points within your user story.
- From the Version One homepage, there is no clear CTA for users to login.
- It has made it easier to implement Agile processes. Since our team is fairly new to Agile, this has been extremely helpful.
- Our organization is quickly growing, and V1 has made it easier for new hires to look at everything that our team has in the works.
Basecamp functions much differently from Version One and serves a different purpose, so it's kind of like comparing apples and oranges. However, both V1 and Basecamp have their pros and cons. V1 makes it easier to manage Agile processes, but Basecamp is more user-friendly and can be used for broader purposes. At our organization, we utilize both products. V1 is what we use to manage processes internally, and Basecamp is what we use to manage client-facing processes. If our organization wasn't Agile, I would prefer to use Basecamp for all project management (internal and client-facing), and have done so at previous organizations for which I've worked.
In the case of our organization, it has helped me, as a PM, assign tasks/backlogs to our web designers and developers. However, if an organization uses outside contractors (as we often do for development), it would be difficult to track progress in V1. If we were to invite our contractors to use V1, it would be difficult for them to use since it's not very user friendly.