CA Agile Central Previous Solutions

Directordd4f
Director Delivery at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I can't remember what we were using previously. It wasn't JIRA. There were some teams using another user story repository before they started using Rally, now Agile Central. We decided to move to the Agile development framework. Based on that it was clear that to do so you need a platform for your user stories. And I think it was just one of those next steps in the evolution of moving to the Agile development framework. We switched because we wanted everybody in the same platform. I'm sure money was somewhat involved, as well. View full review »
Robert Clee
Senior IT Manager at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We did not have a solution in place. We were looking at Mode 2 and agile teams and we knew we needed something. Putting post-its on the board was not going to work anymore for a company of our size. While we still do some post-it exercises, it all ends up in Agile Central and we knew we needed something to manage this. We still have PM's who want to see portfolio management, so we knew it had to be digital. It could not be paper anymore. View full review »
PratapMysore
Test Automation Architect at CenturyLink
We were using Quality Center, Application Lifecycle Management. The reason for the switch is a decision taken by our leadership team and I don't have any insights into it. Perhaps it was licensing cost. If you compare Quality Center vs Agile Central, the latter is much better. View full review »
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Dave Lash
PMO Manager at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
We did not have a solution when I started. I picked it because I was familiar with it from a previous company. I actually used it for a couple years before that, as well. I just knew we needed something that we could hit the ground running with pretty quickly. View full review »
SeniorAn49ab
Senior Analyst Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using Waterfall, which worked for decades, but it's definitely showing its age. I think they just wanted to switch to the Agile methodology and Rally was probably the best software to do that with. It just came to us and all of a sudden, management said, "Hey we're going to use Agile and Rally, and good luck." So we've been trying to learn it for the last year. View full review »
RayWatkins
IT Manager at DISH Network Corporation
We underwent a philosophical change, if you will. We consciously chose to move away from waterfall as a development mechanism to more of an agile framework. We are not a traditional agile approach, because of the nature of our business. I would really like to see more flexibility, flexibility in adopting hybrid approaches. View full review »
Katherine Cox
Reservations Supervisor at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used a different solution. We switched to be able to move more quickly to a resolution. Because the industry changes quickly, we can't still be in development stages on a product that needs to be out in the consumer's hands today. That's why we moved on to something like this where we can actually get things out there quicker. View full review »
Jon Regan
Director, Curriculum Development at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Spreadsheets and MS Project. CA Agile Central is designed around Agile methodology, so it was a perfect fit for the processes we wanted to put in place. We couldn't do the things we're doing now with the previous products. View full review »
Ricardo Pianta
Engineer Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We were not using a previous solution. View full review »
Kent Seaman
Director Of Tool Chain Automation at American Express
This was the solution that we had in place when I joined American Express - I'm a year into Amex. Seeing how teams utilized the solution when I initially joined, it wasn't streamlined, it wasn't something that we put much thought into. Creating a process to rally behind was, I think, a key aspect. View full review »
Steven_Johnson
SCRUM Master at Transunion
We were using Team Foundation Server (TFS). But some people were using JIRA, so there really wasn't a consistency there. We switched because it was really determined that it was probably the best tool out there to use. View full review »
Shane Mckee
Director Of Enterprise Architecture at Best Western
We were doing everything Waterfall at the time. View full review »
SeniorCo9f76
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
What we used to do in, say, HPE Quality Center, is now getting done Agile Central. View full review »
Nilesh Bhattacharya
Service Manager Build Automation at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were looking for a tool to support our work, to support our process, especially in the Kanban area. Without that, we started to use Excel, we started to use SharePoint but, really, they were not giving us value, the visibility. Then we started to look for something which is specifically made for supporting this kind of process. View full review »
Jason Jorgenson
Senior Developer Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I know a lot of our teams are using JIRA. The switch is because it has more features. View full review »
Software8992
Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I didn't use any other solutions. I came to know about this program management solution from working at my company. View full review »
Frederic Ferrant
Scrum Master for a Big International Bank in Belgium at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I have experience with JIRA. I find Agile has an easier UI. Furthermore, JIRA was more of an IT tool, and Agile has both IT and business capabilities. View full review »
it_user356046
Commercial Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
It was time to get a product like this in house, previously we were using a local software and it was time to upgrade. For us it is all about the support of the company, and we really like this from CA, they have been very helpful. View full review »
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