Compare Atlassian ALM vs. TFS

Atlassian ALM is ranked 12th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 8 reviews. Atlassian ALM is rated 8.6, while TFS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Atlassian ALM writes "User-friendly, easy to set up, and has good integration with other Atlassian products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TFS writes "Nice dashboard, good task-selection capability, and the option to save pages as favorites is helpful". Atlassian ALM is most compared with PTC Integrity, TFS and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas TFS is most compared with JIRA, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.
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Pros
The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this provider.This solution fits very well into our agile product management environment.

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The most valuable features are the dashboard and task-selection capability.This solution enables us to link all items usefully, in the way we use Agile.I like the build management features and the integration with Jenkins and many other tools.I like the Kanban board. It is very useful in terms of seeing who is working on what and what the current status of work is.It's an integrated system that includes all the information that we need to deliver our products smoothly and to track the progress of each piece of code.From the project management perspective, the tool is efficiently managing teams by giving management information, such as reports, graphs, velocity, capacity, etc.The biggest value-add is the solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.Build definitions and releases within the product. allow us to put our latest applications in the field.

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The automation for scheduling software and doing software tests should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid.The reports are not really customizable, which is something that they should improve on.

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The interface can be improved and made more user-friendly.The test management interface is not very handy.One of the areas that could be improved is to have an effective full lifecycle management.In the next release, I would like them to include integration for various projects, similar to what JIRA has, and they could create this feature on the dashboard.The dashboard needs more enhancements.More options could be provided from the perspective of requirements management, which would help product owners to use the tool effectively.Since it is Microsoft, it is technology agnostic, thus it does not really fit into various different technologies in the organization.We are also using Microsoft Teams. The two products function separately. There is not enough collaboration between Microsoft Teams and TFS.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version.

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It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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Overview

How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

2) Build and track roadmaps

Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

3) Track and deploy code

Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

4) Support and Iterate

Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

5) Tie it together

ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
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Sample Customers
Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, IllumniaVendex KBB IT Services, Info Support, Fujitsu Consulting, TCSC, Airways New Zealand, HP
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm46%
Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise88%
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