What do you like best?
VersionOne is an all in one agile project management platform that supports alignment between all three levels of enterprise agile project management (Portfolio, Program, and Team). Built from the ground up to support agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFe® and hybrid, VersionOne's suite of right-sized product editions help companies scale agile faster, easier, and smarter.
Leverage a single system for planning and tracking all of your epics, stories, themes, defects, tasks, tests and issues. VersionOne gives you unparalleled visibility across multiple teams, projects and agile portfolios, providing a centralized environment where all your stakeholders – executives, managers, product owners, developers, and testers - can easily work together regardless of location.
Basically, it help you streamline the scrum process by allowing you to input your values into templates that are set up for you. Once these values have been inputted, they automatically create charts, including the burn-down chart, for you. These software tools were made to make your life easier by giving you a structure to work with and doing the scrum basics for you.
What do you dislike?
Pitfalls of Scrum Software Tools
The main problem with V1 is that it is not a specific scrum tool. It tries to fit into a variety of niches, which could cause your teams to have some problem using the tool. If you do plan on using this tool, you will probably need a scrum trainer to teach your team how to adequately use this software. Finally, the templates that V1 uses are of a different type than are generally used in the industry.
Besides the obvious glitches listed above, there are additional problems with using software tools.
1. The team spirit can fall by the wayside. Software tools can cause your teams to stop communicating. Since a particular team member is simply inputting his/her own work into the computer system, they may just focus on their own tasks and stop sharing with the rest of the group.
2. Software tools can break down. While it's true that whiteboards can accidentally be erased, whole software systems can break down on a dime. If you need a particular tool and it stops working, you could be ,to quote a cliché, up the creek without a paddle. What if it's the software administrator's day off or he/she is on a cruise to Africa? It could be quite a long time before you can get back to work.
A software tool could be a time suck. You could waste nearly half of your sprint trying to fix your tool as opposed to completing your main project. So, you should be careful when deciding to adopt a particular scrum software tool. The old whiteboard and sticky may still be your best bet.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Most people who practice scrum use some rather low-tech methods: whiteboards, stickies or notepads. And, there's nothing wrong with these methods. On the market, however, are several software tools meant to make your life easier. Version One is one of the popular tool.
Basically, both versions help you streamline the scrum process by allowing you to input your values into templates that are set up for you. Once these values have been inputted, they automatically create charts, including the burn-down chart, for you. These software tools were made to make your life easier by giving you a structure to work with and doing the scrum basics for you.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We can keep track of your work with the taskboard function. You can also manage your backlog. Plus, you can create your own electronic whiteboard for your sprints.
Basically, it help usstreamline the scrum process by allowing us to input our project values into templates that are set up for our team. Once these values have been inputted, they automatically create charts, including the burn-down chart, for us. These software tools were made to make our life easier by giving us a structure to work with and doing the scrum basics for us.