CA Agile Central Initial Setup

Directordd4f
Director Delivery at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I wasn't involved in the inital setup from a technical perspective. That happened on our technology side. But I was one of the first ones to use it, five or six years ago. In terms of it being complex or straightforward to learn, the team that I worked with had training on it. So once we had training on it, it was very easy to understand. I don't know I if you could just come in and use the tool without any training on it. I think in order to use the tool you have to understand what the Agile development platform is. You have to understand what a user story is. You have to understand how that connects to the test cases. You have to understand the background of why you'd be using the tool before you can use the tool. You couldn't just sit someone down and say, "Go." There has to be a little bit of training on why use the tool before you use the tool. View full review »
Robert Clee
Senior IT Manager at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We took our instance and revamped it from the beginning, which was very straightforward. View full review »
Dave Lash
PMO Manager at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
I was involved in the initial setup and subsequent upgrades. I am not really sure how it is now to set up. If you are putting into a GreenField brand new product, I do not know how that would work now. Previously, it was just figuring it out on your own. Upgrading was pretty straightforward, especially if you are used to using any of the agile tools in the agile practices. Once you get used to some of the unique namings for Agile Central, or formerly Rally, it is pretty straightforward. It is a like-for-like, in terms of what you have learned, in terms of being agile in what you learned on what you are doing on a day-to-day basis. View full review »
SeniorAn49ab
Senior Analyst Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in the initial setup. but they put it out pretty fast, and I have seen changes in it being made fairly quickly. So I would say it's pretty straightforward. View full review »
SeniorEn4b31
Senior Engineer Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We started using the product, so we were more of the consumer than the actual installing team. That was done by a different team. View full review »
QAM2190
Quality Assurance Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in the setup with my current company; my previous company, yes, I was. I think it depends on who you're working with. With the person I was working with in my old company, it was straightforward. We had that one on one relationship with CA, and they were on site to help us out. If we had to be on a call for anything they were there. View full review »
RayWatkins
IT Manager at DISH Network Corporation
I did not find it to be complex. I find the methodology to be more complex than the tool. One of my development teams was one of the first teams to use and embrace it. It was a new team, so it was an easier transition for that team to begin using this product over the other tools that we use. View full review »
Katherine Cox
Reservations Supervisor at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup is very straightforward. View full review »
Jon Regan
Director, Curriculum Development at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn't involved in setting up the product itself. I jumped in after it was already in use. View full review »
Ricardo Pianta
Engineer Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Kent Seaman
Director Of Tool Chain Automation at American Express
I wasn't involved in the initial setup, but the upgrade, yes. I think the upgrade itself was straightforward. The rolling out across the organization was the complex part. Communicating the new benefits of the upgrade, and that kind of stuff, has proved to be difficult. View full review »
Steven_Johnson
SCRUM Master at Transunion
It was actually pretty straightforward, and it did seem more intuitive than what we were using, which was TFS from Microsoft. View full review »
Thomas Hall
Director of Delivery at Physicians Mutual Insurance
The upgrades are very simple and straightforward. They generally get pushed out, and you choose whether or not you want to accept that upgrade early, or whether you are going to wait for the general release. As far as the initial setup, it can be challenging. There are a lot of options. There is a lot of configuration. There are a lot of decisions that you have to make on how you want Agile Central to work for your company. Those decisions can impact your flexibility in the future. With the initial setup, there is some thought that really needs to go into how you want to do it. View full review »
ManagerA7cc1
Manager Application Developer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Although I wasn't involved in the initial setup, I do know that there was some complexity to it. But not terribly complex. It was not hard to do, because it is a SaaS solution. It was basically: Give us the URL and point us to the training, and that was it. View full review »
it_user272523
Senior Director at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I'm a proud user of Rally and Agile Central for the last six years and the ease of use - I don't even know when a new release is coming and I don't need to because it's so easy to use what's new. View full review »
AlexChernyak
CEO at ZAPTEST
The initial setup was fairly streamlined. View full review »
Software8992
Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of the setup, there was one thing that was a little difficult. I got to change it very quickly, and the team was helpful. View full review »
it_user356046
Commercial Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
It has been a straightforward partnership so far. We are in the initial stages, but all looks good. View full review »

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