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Reporting is much easier and faster than Micro Focus ALM, with CA AC built on web services... Also, the data is more granular when it comes to tasks, iterations, sprints, and releases.
I was able to create epics for our budgeting concerns and it helped me link everything together.
Having that view into features and roadmap from product to delivery teams, and where they are going, then execute on.
Its ability to scale.
Tech support is very responsive, helpful, and available.
It helps with getting the alignment between strategy and execution for the product teams, all the way down to the delivery teams.
CA Agile Central provides visibility into how teams are meeting business objectives.
CA Agile Central helps the entire organization run like one powerful team.
The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.
The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.
The most valuable feature is the full integration between Work management, Source code management, and Test Automation.
The features that we find most valuable are the Workflow, Scrum workflow, and Dashboards.
The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the configuration, being able to configure it to suit your own needs.
This tool can be used anywhere and on any device.
It has an easy UI that can easily plug-in to every level.
Some of the features that are most important to me of JIRA Agile are the sprint planning, being able to write user stories and being able to use task management.
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 from another team - we can have a dependency created but we don't know if there is a change of status from the other team. That is something which is very important for Agile Central to look into so that if the other team makes any changes we will be notified as well.
I think there is a missing link with the development activity. Some developers are pushing in new versions of the code, but you cannot make the link from the user story to a specific application version.
A lot of the features that we would be looking to add, I am learning may not be within Agile Central, but part of another CA tool set.
CA Agile Central does not have a workflow tool included.
I think there needs to be some simplification. The team-level side can be challenging and complicated.
It could improve by being self-organizing: user stories, different hierarchies, and different perspectives. Not just as a single hierarchical structure, but something that can be multidimensional.
I would like to see more Kanban support. As it stands, it doesn't seem to have the features or the layouts that the teams really need to be able to execute their tasks. It almost tries to force you into more of a Scrum style.
More customization capabilities would be helpful. Providing a little bit more structure around how the system should be set up in terms of the hierarchy structure might be helpful as well.
The reporting needs to be improved.
This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.
The hierarchy for Jira tickets is too flat.
It would be very useful to have drag and drop time tracking.
The plugin management needs a lot of work.
The user interface and views on different devices should be improved.
The CACD solutions on JIRA has some plugins, but they are not easily understandable or workable.
I have had problems with performance and unresponsiveness. All of a sudden, the performance slowed down, and I had a number of users that could not use the tool.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is expensive and may not be worthwhile for a small company.
From a price point, it's a cost effective solution for our needs.
Licensing is on a monthly basis, and it is based on what you use.
We feel that the product is a good value for the cost.
I understand JIRA is quite expensive.
It does not cost that much.
Almost everybody uses JIRA nowadays because it is the most cost-effective solution.
JIRA can do incident management, work configuration, and a lot of other different things. But we haven't found anything as compelling as CA Agile.
How has it helped my organization?The tools are not overly complex for Agile. It appears that CA has recognized that. They're not just building the connector for Rally, but they are also allowing other groups to build connectors from JIRA into CA PPM and from other tools to CA PPM. If you are looking at open source products, why isn't somebody building an open source product so that it could actually do this interface? I build open source interfaces that allow me to get to use different products. In terms of the APIs, you have consulting companies that are building other products that you buy and you pay for maintenance In the open source community, they are attempting to tie the old to the new, or they are just looking at the new. In the open source community, there's a lot of need for tying the old to the new. (The old refers to CA PPM.)That's the old way to do project management, which involves governing and controlling. The new way is Agile. While you still have to do some governance and control, Agile allows you to get away with a lot of things that CA PPM doesn't allow you to get away with. There is a need to connect these two elements. What I'm seeing in the open source community is more of a focus on the new products. There is a lot old stuff out here that has to be connected to the new. You can't just ignore it. The Agile release management is ready to go. When I take this function and try to run it as a discreet element, the other function of the… Read more »
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|Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA ALM||JIRA Software|
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.
JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.
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