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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 in… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
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Anonymous User
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 Central… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… 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 World… 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 to… 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 a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 and… more»
Robert Clee
Real User
Senior IT Manager at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Nov 30 2017

What is most valuable?

It documents stories in a way where we do not have to be heavy on front-end requirements, front-end documentation, and front-end workflows. We are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are very new on agile and Mode 2 devolvement. It has really allowed us to experiment with approaches that we would have been a bit afraid to… more»

What needs improvement?

When you copy a story, I would like the attachment to copy with it. This is a big one for us. We do requirements in one sprint, then do development… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

They still feel like a small tech company. The support we have gotten and the way they have managed or accepted some of our enhancement requests… more»
PratapMysore
Consultant
Test Automation Architect at CenturyLink
Jan 21 2019

What is most valuable?

Some of the services are open so that we can plug in some other tools as well. If I need to do some metrics I can use those services and a simple… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were using Quality Center, Application Lifecycle Management, from Micro Focus. That is hosted on an Oracle Database, whereas Agile Central is… more»

What needs improvement?

One problem I see is that if there is a dependent user story - for example, if my team is working on one thing and there is a dependent user story… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution will be of benefit to somebody who has knowledge of and understands web services, as it is built on web services - Representational… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
IT Project Portfolio Manager at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Sprint tracking + Kanban board (Iteration Status app): Informs me how well we are doing in our sprint, and what is the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides teams the ability to define, prioritize, and monitor the progress of both their operational and project work… more»

What needs improvement?

Make it easier to export information outside the tool for additional data visualizations and metrics. The tool does have a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is an expensive tool. Bring in a good negotiator. The money is worth it when you are trying to do agile at scale.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did have other tools before CA Agile Central and we currently still use other vendors for managing other types of work… more»

What other advice do I have?

The nirvana for all organizations is to implement end-to-end enterprise business agility. It’s a lot easier to do that… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
QA Analyst, Business Unit at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it follows the agile methodology more than ALM or JIRA. However, I know companies using… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the jobs that I adopted was to design procedures using CA Agile Central. In the beginning, without a procedure (not… more»

What needs improvement?

On the test case level, I feel there are a couple fields missing, i.e., I cannot easily create a day-over-day report. I… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Count the cost! Find out what you have in place and how much longer you are charged for and then compare this to your… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did previously use HPE ALM. HPE ALM didn’t produce much of good reporting, yet neither does CA Agile Central. Plus, the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would consider it highly. Be sure what you want to accomplish; it’s not reporting-friendly. It is good with team… more»
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