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Dennis Conte
Real User
Senior Agilest at SolutionsATI Consulting
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

It allows me to do large team planning operations, where I can do "big room planning" and have all of my Agile teams in one session. We can get through all of our planning through... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's optimized how our organization runs. We can look across multiple teams, using Scaled Agile Framework Methodology (SAFE), so that we can look at various release trains, and how... more»

What needs improvement?

The main area to improve is performance. If they can get that performance improved, they'd be golden. They really need more in the DevOps modeling, and the use of Kanban. Their... more»

What other advice do I have??

When making a decision to switch products, I consult others on tool choice based on the number of departments they have. I went in as the Agile coach to Cisco and recommended that... more»
Vijay Baswal
Real User
Product Owner at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the features that I like is the discussion thread, that we can subscribe to, if at all, someone wants to discuss something. It has to be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The velocity of work that we were doing prior to using CA Agile Central, was not quantitative, i.e., we were not able to quantify how many user... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is really good and there is very little space, as to what needs to improve. The only thing that I can think of is to improve the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

In my current company, from the very beginning, they have been using the CA Agile Central solution. At my previous company, I was using... more»

What other advice do I have??

There are many tools in the market out there. I have worked both with JIRA and Microsoft TFS, so it can be seen clearly that the CA Agile... more»
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SafeAgil9f67
Real User
Safe Agilist Scrum Master at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to extract data to provide feature and release metrics for our executives and our customer stakeholders is very important. It provides reports on the cycle time from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* By using this extracted data, it provides a real picture, instead of a perceived picture, of the amount of work the team is doing, the time it's taking to get new changes out,... more»

What needs improvement?

* I would like them to give me back the fields I used to have. We lost the release field because they mentored our scaled agile framework trainer to actually use the release field... more»

What other advice do I have??

I fully support CA Agile Central as a product. I would guess that I also support their scaled agile framework Implementation of it, if you go in with your eyes open and have honest... more»
Kelm Brueschke
Real User
IT Business Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

I guess the main thing is that it allows us to pull all of our user stories and manage our agile process together for our agile team. It enables... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I work with our business units and they hand over a project to me. Then, I break it down and dissect it at the project level and break out all... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd say that there are a few things to improve. On the main screen, I think it's called the Team Planning screen, it should be able to run a... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We switched because in my organization we have multiple teams. I'm just on one team, we probably have another 12 to 15 teams that are working on... more»

What other advice do I have??

Have a good plan, an overall plan, of the goals that you're trying to achieve. For those organizations that are going into CA Agile Central or... more»
Directordd4f
Real User
Director Delivery at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The main ways that I used it when I was in it day to day was keeping up with the burn rate within the teams. Also, to track at the feature level... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a good platform to keep track of all the user stories across all projects. So rather than having one off Excel spreadsheets with all of the... more»

What needs improvement?

I don't know that I can answer this, because I'm not using it day to day. I'm using CA PPM now, and I know we're looking to integrate Agile... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»

What other advice do I have??

There hasn't been anything surprising within Agile Central. As CA has taken in Clarity, which is now CA PPM, what I'm learning here at the CA... more»
Nikhil Alkari
Real User
Lean Agile Coach with SPC4 at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 15 2016

What is most valuable?

I think what’s great is the ability for teams to really plan at the team level. CA Agile Central does this very well without much overhead. This... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the organization's functions by eliminating time wasted waiting for someone to have a prioritized list on their laptop or on... more»

What needs improvement?

We have submitted lots of ideas to the Ideas portal, such as milestones. We would like to make sure that that's a first class citizen, if you... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I don't believe there was a previous solution in place for Agile teams. Some teams were using Atlassian JIRA and then some are still using... more»

What other advice do I have??

When selecting a vendor, the ability to integrate with other internal tools is first. I also look at the stability of the brand and... more»
Blair Ballin
Real User
Senior Analyst, Business Process Design at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Since we went through a series of work changes in the last two years, the most valuable feature is how easy it is to customize it. The ability... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we had an in-house solution that was very difficult to update and customize. Thus, when we had acquired new businesses that we were... more»

What needs improvement?

It takes a very long time to load and, if you make some small changes, then the whole page has to reload. I know that's a major frustration for... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

As I have mentioned eslewhere, we had an in-house solution and before that, it was all managed via Excel spreadsheets. Excel was the worst of it... more»

What other advice do I have??

It is important to truly understand it! In order to use it the best way that you can, you really have to understand your process, terminology... more»
Dan Gentry
Real User
Senior QA Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Defect tracking is the one feature that behaves most like I would expect and I have found a good way get it to work for me. The features I use... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I use this at a customer’s site. I cannot say for certain it is better than nothing, but I do not know what they were using prior. Generally... more»

What needs improvement?

I have yet to see a section of CA Agile Central that could not benefit from improvement. As I tell people, it ALMOST behaves how you would... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I was not given the option to use a different solution, as this is the solution my client utilizes. TestRail is my hands-down favorite test case... more»

What other advice do I have??

Choose a different product for your test case needs, and explore other options of managing of your agile processes, such as TFS.
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CA Agile Central is an enterprise-class platform that's purpose-built for scaling agile development practices. Provide a hub for teams to collaboratively plan, prioritize and track work on a synchronized cadence. Connect your development work to your company's most important business initiatives. Measure productivity, predictability, quality and responsiveness with real-time performance metrics.

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