What do you like best?
I worked as a Project Manager at a software development outsourcing company and we used Epicflow as an add-on to Jira. It’s a good add value tool to use when you have several projects with task dependencies in parallel. It simplifies work routine a lot. I can track my team’s progress and spot resource constraints to avoid possible project delays. The tool automatically defines optimal priorities and my employees understand what task to do next.
The next thing I like, is improved visibility I get with Epicflow. I can see the progress of my multiple projects in the pipeline. If I have a client who has an additional Jira instance, I can easily connect it to the existing Epicflow environment
If a new project comes in, the future load graph lets me predict whether I can optimize developers to start working on one more project.
No need to refill and organize data from scratch. The software has flexible mapping of the fields in Jira in the fields of Epicflow.
What do you dislike?
To get the real value, Epicflow requires my project information to start working, like tasks and their dependency network, a rough estimate of each task, a resource group assigned to complete the milestone, and project and milestone deadlines. The input data must be compatible with the Epicflow system.
Recommendations to others considering the product
The tool can be really useful if you run many projects with shared resources. It copes with every problem indicated on their main page and answers who’s doing what in comparison with the plan. I’d recommend this application to people who fail to prioritize.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Epicflow helps me deliver fixed-price projects on time. It’s important for us that projects are finished according to the plan and we can guarantee a real time commitment to our clients. Once I started using this tool for running multiple software projects, I got a much better overview of my projects.