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CA Agile review by Gurava M.
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"Great tool for agile practice"

What do you like best?

One of the best user interface that i had come across. Agile Central did best in automating the entire agile process using this tool. We find almost all options as you want it. Be it exporting user stories, linking test cases, reviews, tasks. Anything and everything.

Customization of the product helps to have the product supports your agile practice in your organization. Be it building portfolio items, epics or features and so many other dashboards.

What do you dislike?

Practically I do not think of anything that I dislike in Agile Central. It is immersive with a large set of features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for Product Management and Software Delivery teams. Helps to build and maintain the product backlog. It also helps to tie your software delivery (development tasks and test scenarios) to user stories in order to streamline. Your entire agile practice can be automated using Agile Central tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Following agile process and using the entire business process orchestrated using this tool. I primarily create and maintain product backlog. Creating Portfolio Items, Epics and features followed by user stories with acceptance criteria.

Create release and teams and assign the stories to it.

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CA Agile review by Mallikarjuna Reddy G.
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"CA Agile Central - For scaling agile implementation in an Enterprise"

What do you like best?

Tool is intuitive for real world impediments in agile implementation. It is very simple to configure portfolio kind of large enterprise solution and track the deliverables with little effort.

Minimizes time spent on pulling data and generating reports. User manuals and video tutorials are of top quality and ease to pick the tool. Ease of maintaining admin tasks. Scrum ceremonies, artifacts are simulated very well to get real feel of agile implementation by accessing the tool

What do you dislike?

Pricing seems to be revisited. Though lot of manual content is available but to get support from the team is little long process. Lack of chat support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for CA Agile. The product meets the intended purpose for agile delivery.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CA Central Agile enables agile delivery with ease and provides comprehensive features to track timeboxes WIP items of the committed increments. It's learning content is very simple to understand and any novice can learn the tool quickly.

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CA Agile review by Michael S.
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"Robust but unpolished"

What do you like best?

There are a lot of things to like about the tool. It's fairly easy to represent large scale projects that break down across a variety of teams and roles. It handles defects, dependencies, and tasks very well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes info gets lost between the Notes and the Discussion areas. Rules for generation notifications are hugely cumbersome. Auto-saved changes can generate an avalanche of notifications if someone is putzing through a lot of little details. It doesn't offer any tools for sanity checking (for example, it would be nice if it highlighted 0-hour tasks after a spring has started, or let me see all US with fully-completed tasks)

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good, comprehensive solution, but the rough edges will make it less than ideal if you have teams resistant to Agile/Scrum.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Org-wide sprint planning and coordination. It's helped keep multiple separate teams on track and in communication.

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CA Agile review by Kathy D.
Design V&V Engineer
Financial Services
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"Team Space"

What do you like best?

I like how requirements are managed. For example, there are User Stories that translate into our product requirements and Test Cases, which become our Software specifications at a more detailed level. Our team uses Rally as a comprehensive team space to track progress during sprint testing, log and track informal defects and write requirements.

What do you dislike?

I did not like the half screen for Test Case view but after many complaints, Rally did switch back to full page view. There should be an easier way to customize fields and make some mandatory and not but there are too many hoops to jump through to do so without the help of an admin.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team utilizes Rally for requirements and informal defect tracking. This is a great way to track progress and keep tabs on requirements management.

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CA Agile review by Lokin S.
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"CA Agile Central - Rally for sprint management "

What do you like best?

Have been using it since 1 year its easy to use for basic requirement collection and task based discussions. Drag and drop feature for priority management. Sumple UI elements for changing filters, right hand side panels for making quick updates on the user story and tasks. New team board is a good start but more is expected.

What do you dislike?

No popup windows, single frame UI that makes it very difficult for managers or leads to open different tasks/stories. On the smaller screens there is so mach scrolling required. Dashboard experience is not the best as it just loads the standard views. Column customisation and filters for grid are missing. While viewing a long list its not possible to search user story or task by name is really frustrating. Default reports are just too basic. UI can be improved a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is best for managing small/medium project having limited number of tasks. UI has some limitations which is ideal in case of Pure Agile - one task at a time, but that is not always the case for team leads and project managers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a platform to collect all requirements and discussion place to nurture requirements, provides status update and track Sprint releases. By adding Business Owners and Task Owners to Watch list it keeps them updated about progress on the status without sending emails manually.

Discussion thread is not positioned correctly but it still provides necessary features to do the forum discussion on the same.

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CA Agile review by Joshua C.
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"Everything is updated inside your team"

What do you like best?

I have been using this web app since i became a working student here in ACT Cebu. My likes of this application is you can create stories for yourself or for your team mate to know what to are your to do's. And you can determine or monitor your progress in making the projects of a company. There are many features that you can do using this application.

What do you dislike?

It needs internet connection and the UI is not easy to adopt easily. It takes time to learn and familiarize the use and the functionalities of every feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this application because it is very useful in any company. This can solve your management system of your employees. Monitor your improvement with your team. Track sales and any transactions or any projects you will make. And it will be organized and in the right track or steps in making those projects using this application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It can be used in software developing or any business that needs progress monitoring and employee teamwork capability.

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CA Agile review by Karthick G.
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"The road to Agile with CA agile central as your companion"

What do you like best?

The way everything is organised in CA agile central. The scrum team in which I am a part of, had our lives made easier by CA Agile central tool. It is so convenient to track user stories and estimate from product backlogs and keep track of our team's activities. The user story creation, ownership and maintenance all comes with easy with Agile. It helps a lot in kick starting a sprint with clear and documented goals and helps achieve them completely by the end of the sprint. In the summary pages, the action items are designed perfectly with easy way to raise and track and defects.

What do you dislike?

The tool has some timely bugs with it. Sometimes, it takes too much time to load. The rest of the time it works fine. Also, we users are not in loop for the announcement of continued updates and hence when a new update arrives we will be having a hard time getting used to it. It also helps in effective communication. Now, we have a better understanding of the market and can recognize good and bad products and deliver well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would be nice if the speed of the application is increased with less access time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working in an Agile team with DevOps framework incorporated. With CA Agile central, there were blowing past commitments, no issues on transparency and we were able to get products into market faster.

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CA Agile review by William B.
QA Automation Engineer, Contractor at Centurylink, Inc.
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"Excellent Agile Tracking/Documenation tool"

What do you like best?

How easy it is to create stories and tasks.

Also documenting Acceptance Criteria and task details such as test processes and results.

The multiple views of stories is great too:

Iteration Status, team status, Team Board, Swim lanes organizing related stories.

We started using colors and swim lanes as soon as they were available. There great.

What do you dislike?

The Swim Lane view of stories does not include the points for each story in the bottom right corner

as is shown for stories in the Iteration Status view.

We would use the Swim Lane view more if the points were shown there too.

Especially in PI planning meetings.

We assign colors to related stories and the swim lane view groups them by color but

then we can't see how big each story is or set the number of points to each story there.

We have to go to the Iteration Status for that, causing lots of flipping back and forth.

All story info should be displayed any where a story shows up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better abilities to fully document stories and tasks with large documentation fields such as descriptions, acceptance criteria, test results, notes, etc. that other tools I've used.

Also lots of ways to organize and group stories:

By Release, iteration, expedite, milestone, story type, colors, swim lane priority, etc

We don't always use all of them but the are nice to have if we need them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating typical agile stories and tasks, documenting Acceptance Criteria.

Also sometimes test processes and results for future reference.

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CA Agile review by Sivasubramaniyam S.
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"Helps our project team to track the progress and efforts accurately!"

What do you like best?

Design of the platform is very user friendly. Easy to track the efforts of team. Burn-down chart is really awesome to track daily effort. Really helpful for the project management who rely on agile or scaled agile. Able to get the reports accurately.Our team is much impressed with the product and they are starting their daily work with scrum call in morning and end up updating their work in evening call. For this, CA Agile is a very useful tool.

What do you dislike?

System gets hang sometimes and search functionality needs to be enhanced even more. Need to enhance the features of reporting and the home screen. UI screen can be made responsive and need to experience the features of this product in mobile as well. It is much appreciated if the product is made much user friendly, because at times we find it difficult to find the features within the screen. The system performance also need to be optimized.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to my peers for using this platform. My organisation is widely using this platform in various projects recently for the project tracking and management purpose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to use the platform for the strategic planning of Project works. Business is satisfied by the work and documentation done. We are also using the reports generated out of this CA agile for the weekly meeting and to present before our leadership meeting. Project team is able to mark their capacity and efforts. They can able to schedule and preplan their work needs to be done.

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"Complete tool for Agile projects"

What do you like best?

The complete requirement of Agile process and workflows all in one tool. The tool has capability of running project on Kanban, Scrum, etc. Well structured and has different view/dashboards and customizable settings that helps each team member as well the Scrum master to view the project user stories easily. Reports can be pulled with various criteria and filters based on the team's need. Reports for technology team, business team, audit team can all be generated based on the need using the customize option. The custom tags are very helpful in segregating the user stories based on the project needs. The drag and drop of the user stories across various phases makes life easier.

What do you dislike?

Some of the options/buttons are not available when the user story is viewed in the short view at the right pane. Most of the options/buttons are visible in the detailed view only.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One stop tool for running agile projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The discussion board which is the option available for each user story eliminates the need to send out emails to business team rather the notification from the discussion board can be sent as automated email. Also any team user can obtain the status and progress from the discussion board.

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"CA Agile Central makes it easier to track and measure EVERYTHING during iterative development."

What do you like best?

The customization of CA Agile Central means that each person can set up personalized dashboards according to their role and the metrics they are interested in.

What do you dislike?

The Split User Story feature could be easier to use--my new employees have a hard time figuring out how to split them without having to go back and re-structure the relationship of US/F/G/etc. A visual guide for deciding on the structure and a better drag-and-drop re-organization feature in certain views would be helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are using Agile/Scrum methodology or even iterative development that doesn't follow it directly, CA Agile Central is a great solution for tracking at every level--employee-level feature work and individual tasks, efficiency, and capacity; manager-level feature progress rolled up from all employees, release timeline estimations, and data to support planning and execution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have improved our accuracy in estimating release capacity and timelines and tracking team efficiency. We also better maintain our backlog and integrate more seamlessly into our software developers releases, iterations, and features. Documentation relies heavily on the software development and the tag feature has allowed us to align our features without being included in SW manager views and metrics.

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CA Agile review by Sachin D.
Senior Consultant - Process & Domain Consulting
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"Rally is a useful tool for Agile Portfolio, Project and Task Management"

What do you like best?

Rally is a useful tool for Agile Portfolio, Project and Task Management. It provides almost all the required features to plan, groom, define, implement/ execute, measure and control the work efforts required for any agile project. Features like the dashboard, Iteration board, Kanban board, Task board, Reports, Timebox, Team Status, Feature board, Epic definition, Reports etc are useful and liked by one and all.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to be disliked however some features can certainly be improved further

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a useful product. Try not to use it like a timesheet

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Epic, Feature, Story planning, Grooming, release management, task management, status tracking and generating reports to measure and track productivity are the primary functions that help in identifying problems and formulating solutions

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CA Agile review by ana h.
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"Great tool for team Tracking"

What do you like best?

I like the different perspective to track the work of the team based on the tasks for each member or the general endeavor for a specific iteration. It is a great tool to manage agile/scrum methodology.

What do you dislike?

It fits to our rhythm and needs so far. I don't have any complain about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

burn down chart it makes the difference when presenting all team endeavor to clients.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are capable to present a real time status of the work to client and to track individual and team endeavors, easy to use and to place estimated time for every task and for every element in the iteration. It presents and organized way to track defect and to store test cases.

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CA Agile review by Benjamin M B.
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"Absolutely the best way to do agile product ownership"

What do you like best?

I like the way you can set the stories to always be in edit mode, so you dont have to do anything to change a story

What do you dislike?

The implementation seems pretty slow no matter how many servers its running on

Recommendations to others considering the product

Put it on the fastest servers you can, with as much bandwidth as possible, as the updating of tasks can be quite slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as the central hub for all of our agile development work, which means most teams doing development in our entire organization use it. It has certainly provided a strong basis for our move to agile.

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"CA Agile Central has a lot of useful features"

What do you like best?

Organizing sprints, making user stories, linking stories, adding details, prioritization, easy to update, easy to use. It is good to easily share the links and user story numbers too.

What do you dislike?

Dependencies on stories are not well reflected. Even though I can make a predecessor or successor user story, it is not easy to see the respective dependencies and it is easy to make them get lost. Also, sometimes ranking does not reflect easily, especially because you cannot multi-select stories and bulk edit their ranking/prioritization. It is also hard to search for user story numbers and defect numbers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is useful for agile and scrum teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems solved with Rally: organizing sprints and user stories. Also, it is easy to add prioritization for visibility to leadership, product management, and engineering teams. The history feature is also very good.

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CA Agile review by Jesus Francisco T.
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"CA Agile Review"

What do you like best?

I like the intuitive use of the US and Task creation, this is very useful for developing a work flow for the sprints, this makes a good match with the Agile methodology.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that the tool constantly freezes or doesn't update after a change is made that affects the sprinting or the user, sometimes keeps showing this when the changes was already applied. Also after a change is done instead of returning to the last page, it moves to home page, this stops the dynamics of the work and provokes frustration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool for planning and check across teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps with the problems of organizing across the different working groups

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"CA Agile is a great tool from planning to delivery. "

What do you like best?

I like that the different default features and pages are intuitively linked. The relationship between stories, iterations, defects etc are implicit and come together easily thanks to the default fields within each page. Automatically generated charts, particularly the burn down, are very useful to have available without expending any extra effort.

What do you dislike?

It would be great to have better ways to organize the backlog. When working with clients or remote teams, priority visualization is essential. We make fake stories and use HTML to create visible divisions in the backlog as a work around.

Tiered admin access would be helpful. Admin access, needed to make various customizations, is tied to the top level. This can be a challenge if there are multiple sub-teams that would like unique customizations within the same project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend CA Agile to others primarily based on its ease of use. Most importantly, it is fairly easy to spin up a new project and have all the major building block already in place. Customizations can come later, as the product does not require any of them to work.

There is a downside to the readiness. Creating new Kanban or Schedule states, and attempting to map them correctly, can require action in multiple different pages to make happen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping teams organized. Having ongoing documentation available for our clients. Centralized information repository. Test plan organization and Test Run execution. Organizational continuity among different teams, while still allowing for user case specific customization.

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"Amazing product and a perfect example of Agile "

What do you like best?

I love it's Simplicity and usability. And more importantly, browser compatibility. All of it's features are well designed. Being a product owner, I am able to manage the stories, features, initiatives with ease.

The reporting is fantastic. Reports along with the dashboards help me in my day-to-day work.

I work across multiple projects and using the menus, I can navigate to various aspects of each project without any glitches.

For any help that I need, the rally videos are extremely helpful. They are so short and so easy to understand - their strength lies in their simplicity that's really difficult to achieve in today's world.

What do you dislike?

I love all of it's features. So I would answer this question as NONE :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an amazing product and perfect for Agile developments and implementations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing initiatives, portfolios, features and stories. Very easy to create and maintain and assign and track and report and so on!

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CA Agile review by Goutham G.
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"CA Agile Central (Rally) Really helps to do thing better and gives best outcome with in the time."

What do you like best?

Our client is large organization and it's pretty hard to manage all the teams and track the progress. We went through hard times before we started using Rally. CA Agile Central (Rally) helped us organize all the work done by the respective teams in their sprints and to connect it to features. It was amazing in tracking the individual and team progress. I was pretty much impressed with story tracking, hours allocation etc. It made our job much easier and Even our scrum master was very effective in handling the Rally. I would certainly recommend CA Agile Central (Rally) for all the organizations irrespective their size and teams.

What do you dislike?

I haven't any major cons with Rally. Its pretty much good and I feel their should be some improvements in handling user interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are very much effective in tracking all the stories for every sprint like backlog stories, committed stories etc.., We solved the main issue what we are able to get rid of our sprints is our progress tracking. Rally made us very easy to track all the individual and teams progress along with the stories.

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"Average tool for agile with really bad UX"

What do you like best?

The new interface allows quick editing and I like that it allows to create user stories with relative ease and like the linking of defects to user stories and epics, backlog item creation is easy

What do you dislike?

Cannot set up templates that are shared standards across the whole team for bug submission, story submission and acceptance criteria

The test database and management of test cases is messy and not intuitive and is lacky of many features, need to re-engineer this aspect of the product as it is below par.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you track your test cases using a different solution, probably look for alternative sw unless you are obliged to use it I wouldn’t recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used this to giude ourselves through the agile scrum methodology

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CA Agile review by Adolfo S.
Project and Portfolio Manager
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"CA Agile Central (evolution of Rally)"

What do you like best?

- visual alignment of business strategy with overal portfolio goals/milestones

- Work visualization, road-map planning, Rally insights

- various dashboards

- useful metrics from team trhu portfolio level

- easy visual representation of what's going on.

What do you dislike?

Not many (I like it a lot)

- interfase some how hard and complex to navigate (to expect from such a large set of tools though)

- slow iteration planning process

- limited regression test management. In CA

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't try to adapt it too much to your organization, use ir as ir at list during the initial fase, then listen to the users in focus groups and implement only changes that add value

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Portfolio representation

Business strategy alignment with project portfolio

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CA Agile review by Carlos G.
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"CA Agile Central (Rally) provides a great way to manage Agile projects"

What do you like best?

I like how easy this tool is to manage epics, features, stories and tasks. There are dashboards that provide friendly and useful metrics at the team, program and portfolio levels that help get an easy and quick visual representation of what's going on. I like the integration with quality section where teams can enter test plans and link them to the sprint stories and tasks. And I also like the way dependencies are represented among stories.

What do you dislike?

If you're used to other commercial test management tools (such as HP ALM), CA Agile Central (Rally) is not as powerful. If you're used to tools like Jira, CA Agile Central is not as flexible to manage your projects, boards and dashboards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You may want to consider other test tools for test management. You may want to learn or to have people that know how to write gadgets for this tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CA Agile Central (Rally) helps organize all the work done by sprint teams and to connect it to features and epics at the program and portfolio levels. It provides quick and easy visual representation of progress and dependencies, and is an easy tool to facilitate Agile ceremonies and to provide valuable metrics.

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"Rally for tracking software development projects"

What do you like best?

We recently adopted Agile and everybody loves it. Easy to track time for tasks and projects.

Easy to see progress of entire team in one graph. Integration with bug tracking tool is very useful too.

What do you dislike?

Pane for each task is hard to understand socially if user story has subtask, I have accidentally reduced story hours instead of task multiple times. Reports are good for project level , there should be way to generate report per task or per person. would be much useful for annual reviews.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We just moved from Rally to Jira for continuity with other teams, I would highly recommend Rally over Jira.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moved development process to agile and rally , so its continuously evolving and tested rather than getting lot of bugs after delivery of product.

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CA Agile review by Jennifer S.
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"Rally for rally"

What do you like best?

Once you figure out how to use it - it's the best tool for agile development

What do you dislike?

There is a lot of reporting functionality that I know the tool has, but it's hard to figure out how to use it. Overall the tool isn't super user friendly if you don't know how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use CA Agile Central for user story writing and tracking

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CA Agile review by Thejas S.
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"Best project management tool."

What do you like best?

Rally is very useful, well organized project management tool.This is the foundation for agility. Improve cycle time and it significantly impact your bottom line.It sets priority levels on task so individual can organize their work. It has many features like cost tracking, resource management etc which are very useful. It alerts users about due date, workflow and if there is any change in project.

What do you dislike?

it takes time for beginners to use the software. The UI is not so good they should improve UI. And it don't have mobile app or solution. This makes it very hard to keep up with. So every time we need to open laptop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively then use rally.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

keeping the track of work progress, due dates and resource management was difficult , cause of it we couldn't concentrate on the project. After using Rally software we could complete the projects in-time, and it helped in time ,resource management.

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CA Agile review by Florin S.
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"Next level project management tool"

What do you like best?

Although it has a tone of views, options, configs, it manages to keep it all under a great looking UI. It's easy for project managers to add new user stories, tasks, it's also easy for developers and qa's to track their work and see what's in progress, which tasks haven't been picked up yet.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to predefine or set a default set of tasks per new user story created with predefined owners set. A bit of slowness in different screens, nothing major but it could be improved in my opinion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They have a trial version also so give that a spin before making the switch. Be willing to give it a try before returning to what you're using now, it takes some time to get used to if you've only been using another tool all your life.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing a big software project for a software company with a lot of teams, each with it's pm's, devs, qa. Reporting is easy, checking if the other teams are on track is easy, completing work, choosing tasks to work on, all that is easy as it should be.

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"We use CA Agile Central (Rally) to track work for a team of process analysts on a large project"

What do you like best?

One of the features that I really like is the ability to define your own views. You can create any number of views and each one can be setup to show a particular set of data, with customized columns, sorting, and grouping.

CA Agile Central is very flexible and easy to configure.

What do you dislike?

Some processes are a little cumbersome. We created a hierarchy of user stories. Each user story ultimately has a set of tasks associated with it. When you need to update a large number of tasks for these user stories, it takes quite a bit of cumbersome navigation to get it done. Perhaps there is a better way to do this in the system, but if so, it was not obvious/intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our organization uses the product to track user stories for many large projects, keep track of estimates, tasks, and time remaining. I belong to a group of process analysts and we have created our own project to track the process-related work that we need to complete. It allows each of the team members to keep track of the work that they need to finish, and provides our managers with the ability to easily report on our progress.

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"Agile Planning Made Easy"

What do you like best?

Attractive, feature-rich web interface allows for easy planning and collaboration between and amongst teams, even when distributed across multiple locations. Easy to generate reports and charts to track the status of projects as well as performance of teams and individual team members.

What do you dislike?

Being an external service, you are subject to outages which happen a little too frequently. There is so much information and so many features that it can be difficult to find what you are looking for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works really well for our (fairly large) organization. You will definitely need something to collaborate across any sizable workforce and CA Agile Central gets the job done (most of the time). I don't know of any comparable alternative.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a lot of issues planning our iterations across several teams which are not co-located or even in the same time zones. CA Agile Central makes it simple to check status and map dependencies for upcoming work.

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"Best for Project Management"

What do you like best?

it is best for the project management, same as to do task that you create task for it and every project must have a target hrs to be meet, so it very useful for the programmer like me to used this software.

What do you dislike?

well the speed of reloading of page is sometimes slow, I see some bugs well they have regular maintenance on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you are a programmer and I recommend this kind of software to use to manage your work and no need for the taking of notes and pass to the tester instead of doing like that try to use this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

when I create a project then I log all the possible to do list for my self then start doing my project and see the remaining list to be completed and this is so very useful.

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"Let's Rally!"

What do you like best?

With Rally Agile Central, it's a great place to start with project stories for your development teams and business analysts. Lately, I've been facilitating a project with our Kanban board - it's been quite helpful to visible communicate status updates and address tasks. It's easy to convert a user story to a defect if need be. From Defined to Accepted stories, it's pretty quick to learn. Thanks!

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike at the moment - I just ensure I hold my team accountable for all updates, moving stories to accepted :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration and staying timely on deadlines has been key.

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"Effecient and effective softwares development."

What do you like best?

"Software is eating the world, and Agile development is fueling it" as the famous quote suggests the agile devlopment helps a lot to software development process with iterative and effecient way of progressing the development stage. Esay to use and a customizable according to user. Interface is pretty clear and easily undersatndable.

What do you dislike?

collaborative project planning is not much effective in a huge organization.Notes section is not found in new edition for which rally software has to be updated. Rest everything is way better for an effective project management.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Software engineer working with software process with proper development process can use this software for project management with agile development in hand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building high end softwares for many companies according to the software requirements given is my task. With all in hand my project management with agile developement made my work easier with Rally software .

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"Missing a few key features but overall a good product"

What do you like best?

It is a very good product and we use to to manage all our features. Good user interface made it very easy to navigate and use on a daily basis.

What do you dislike?

Coming from Target Process I really miss being able to view attachments without having to first download them. But, otherwise was very happy. Also, the roadmap feature was not very flexible so we were not able to use it and continued to do it in Powerpoint.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a solution that will be around for a while, this is a good one. If you're more flexible and don't mind moving data, there are other less expensive solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prioritizing all the features we want to do and maintaining a living roadmap. We have consolidated all information into Rally and now even use it during demos to show iteration metrics.

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"Great Product + New Innovations "

What do you like best?

I like the customization of CA Agile Central. I've used it in various different capacities, and I enjoy the simplicity and effectiveness of the main features. There are also many potential areas our organization could be using the product, and I look forward to exploring those more in depth in the future.

What do you dislike?

I wish their alerts were a little more intuitive. Also, custom fields still do not always allow full customization desired (ex. setting defaults, etc.).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is allowing our company to proactively plan and execute our product upgrades. Our team has been made much more efficient and effective using the product, and the continued upgrades to customization have been appreciated.

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"Rally Agile Project Management Tool"

What do you like best?

It is a web based tool.

It helps you track your projects progress Iteratively.

Assign stories to iterations.

Split stories to tasks.

Tag defects to stories

Help you monitor your teams progress

It even offers you daily storyboard views as well as burn-up/down charts and many other reports.

What do you dislike?

Very little or no online support

No android or iphone application

Not too user friendly interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Rally as a project management tool.Rally is one of the most comprehensive agile project management tools and we use it for our enterprise solution. The product is tailored for organizations ranging from small to medium-sized businesses to large-scale industries, especially those that develop with the Agile methodology.

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"Reasonable for project management and agile development management"

What do you like best?

The ability to create user stories and attach them to specific release cycles, and then prioritize them.

What do you dislike?

The overall organization system is confusing, even after using the program for months on a daily basis. It's just not intuitive.

Additionally, it would be helpful to be able to create specific requirements for user story entries. Instead, we had to ask our team to put certain information in the free-form text box and then hope they followed the rules.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes time to spin up. I would recommend you have at least 1 person familiar with using CA Agile Central in order to make it easier to move quickly in the beginning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the need to appropriately manage our agile development lifecycle. The ability to communicate has allowed us to work across timezones and countries in a way that would have required more calls and more time otherwise. So, in short, it has helped with efficiency.

Additionally, we were able to use this to manage our UX Design team and their lifecycle in the same manner. So it allowed us to put some process and organization around a team that previously had none.

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"It's Awesome"

What do you like best?

Kanban board. It's very easy and helpful to complete the task on time.

What do you dislike?

I personally feel Tasks pane can be modified to look better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One should switch to CA Agile if there are in good track of Agile.

It has ease of use and which helps us to deliver the product on time.

Team can easily track the process of work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's very fruitful to provide the deliverables on time.

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"Difficult To Trust CA Agile Central, Which Makes Work Much More Manual"

What do you like best?

The system is quite flexible and customizable.

What do you dislike?

The system doesn't seem to work very well with the way we manage features with user stories, then iOS- and Android-specific child stories underneath that. I wish the team developing this tool had a better understanding of this and gave us ways to manage and track that-- that many user stories (with the same requirements) will need to be developed across a number of platforms (which will be tracked in separate user stories).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work with CA Agile Central to make sure your exact use case / needs are configurable within their system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I try to minimize friction and loss of details when requirements are communicated across teams: from business, to developers, to testers.

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"Robust tool with lots of features"

What do you like best?

Lots of features and a robust portfolio of CA products to connect to.

What do you dislike?

The price is high and customer service has gone down significantly in the last year. Not sure what the Broadcom purchase will mean but it seems like service will go down more. Price the same though

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out jira - more add-ons and cheaper

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Agile software Development, product management to Dev processes. Roadmapping, Capacity planning

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"Rally is very very slow web application and not optimized for mobile web"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to create your own dashboards and use API. Rally is customizable enough.

What do you dislike?

The application is very slow and completely bad for usage from mobile devices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it to store and prioritize all our user stories; we also use it to track the development process.

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"Works well and going in the right direction!"

What do you like best?

Best thing about Rally is that it works well and its very very flexible. Flexible in the sense that it can fit into any structure you need to. It is the best way to do agile as of now. It gives a very easy and clean way to handle your project management work. Plus its also flexible enough that you can add whatever you think is missing. In one word its quite robust!

What do you dislike?

Well, it can be a nightmare for someone who has just started using it. It takes time to figure out how it works and things are categorized. Plus its not very user friendly to start with. And recently their servers have takes a toll, and we had instances of loss of data. Plus, they don't have mobile app or solution. This makes it very hard to keep up with. Every time you need to check something, you need a device with a big screen

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a big team, distributed all over the world. And we work on Agile strategy. So its very important for us to keep track of work that is done by each individual at a granular level. Specially because we have lot of 3rd party consultants who get paid based on hours they spend. So it essential to keep track

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"Good but not good enough"

What do you like best?

I like that for huge companies this is the way to go. It has good analytics, and a lot of features. You can do so much with software. It’s so easy to flip through everyone’s boards in large enterprises.

What do you dislike?

There UX is not good. It’s not like Trello. I wish everything could be more simple. Sometimes it feels it can get overwhelming especially when you are new too it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It keeps everyone in sync. It shows a lot of visibility. It shows whose going how slow and fast. It even shows how often you are using it. Basically keeps everyone centralized.

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"Clunky UI discourages use of its features"

What do you like best?

It's quite feature-rich: most everything you need to prioritize, add details to a feature description or bug, plan sprints/releases, and track progress of work on a regular basis is in Rally. As a product/project management tool, it's pretty much fine and hits all the nails that you need to keep a well-oiled, process-rich engineering team going.

What do you dislike?

The UI looks like it was built in the Windows '95 era, and everything takes three times as many clicks as it should. Things are slow to load, and notifications and integrations with other products is *extremely* limited, so everything that happens in Rally pretty much stays in Rally. But few product/engineering teams these days use only 1 tool, so not having those integrations and more robust notifications to facilitate collaboration is actually a huge cost to our team. When engineering works on a task and has a clarification question (e.g. for product, design, etc), adding it to the "discussion" on that story/bug is no guarantee that anyone else will notice it and respond. This has created a lot of friction and slowed progress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your diligence and test out other project/product management tools thoroughly! Really throw yourself into each trial and see if it'll work for your team and its unique workflow and set of processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization, consolidation and cohesion across engineering and product workflows, facilitation of planning.

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"CA Agile Central"

What do you like best?

Ability to build releases and support agile

What do you dislike?

Cannot prevent completed releases from appearing, cannot put a release on parent tasks. I do not like the way the parent work items i general are handled. FOr longer lived products there is no way to limit the 'clutter or noise'

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you test with complete and in progress projects

Also pay attention to how parent work items are handled if you tend to have tasks that may not be completed in a single iteration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of defects, new features and releases. I helps with releases, but less helpful in handling specific items yet to be shceduled

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"Good but not super intuitive "

What do you like best?

Tagging projects makes it easier to retrieve them later in search. Makes it easier to scope work and identify dependencies

What do you dislike?

It takes time to understand the flow. It is not super intuitive for a beginner

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it some time and you will get the hang of it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to plan projects and map it down to features and subsequently work on them to track our projects and release cycle

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Banking
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"Rally for agile development "

What do you like best?

It keeps all my user stories in order and prioritizes my current sprints and backlogs.

What do you dislike?

It can have latency issues and is oftentimes slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sure!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using agile methodology to do our software development.