Anonymous UserManufacturing Manager, Capital COE at a manufacturing company
RICHARD Jean-JacquesProject Manager at Allianz
Anonymous UserImplementation Consultant at a healthcare company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It makes work visible, so everybody knows where everything is. It uses Kanban, and that makes work visible."
"We use the board and card hierarchies in terms of sprints so that we can see if we have cross-functional teams that are working on the same projects together, especially when projects have dependencies. The parent-child relationship within cards is really nice so that we can see what kind of dependencies there are when we're trying to get projects finished."
"My team specifically uses our board for all of our Remedy tickets that come in. We had a card for every ticket that we get, and we're able to add the link to that specific ticket there.If I'm out of office, for example, and someone else needs to work a ticket or someone is being contacted to work on a ticket, I don't have to sign on it. Someone else can easily access that ticket because I put the link in there. It's nice. It has a lot of great functionality in there."
"Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody can see things in one place. It is a highly functional, but pretty simple tool. That is hard to find: A tool that has a lot of functions, but is also simple."
"The graphics and the resolution of the work are very good."
"With JIRA, you can do amazing things by developing connectors, embedding features, and adding new fields to create new things."
"The developers can simplify tasks and each one of them can undertake a task and then they continue with development. Our processes are more efficient and easier for our manager and developers to track them. Their work is more organized."
"The dashboard is the most valuable feature. The user experience is very good, it's easy to use."
"The product's centralized database creates a single source of data for working groups so no data needs to be reconciled."
"The product makes it easy to collaborate even though it can use some improvement in that area."
"The integration is very good. We've more or less integrated with everything including reporting and registering."
"The customized workflows we can define are very valuable. JIRA's private projects is very useful as well. There are also a lot of plugins that they provide."
"The product has excellent customizable reports."
"We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work."
"I do not know what it can do in the area of scrum. Maybe it has that functionality. I have never tried to set it up. You think of LeanKit from the perspective of Kanban. I don't know if there is a template for scrum, a scaled agile framework, or any of those scaling frameworks."
"Being able to track actual time on cards or sprints, instead of using just the planned start and stop date, would also be useful. I would like to see something like JIRA has with actual sprint starts and stops."
"The ability to report on customizable fields and third-party extensions needs improvement. I'd like to see more of those being able to be used. I don't know how that works for Planview, but just getting a little bit more added there would be nice."
"The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just that it is such a handy tool and a great way to visually manage things. There is a very limited hookup/integration between Enterprise One, which is the master Planview tool, and LeanKit. While they are looking at this on their roadmap, it definitely needs to happen. There is a lot of opportunity there."
"If I get a feature but there is not a user story, and I want to know which epic it belongs to, it is really hard to figure out."
"This solution is not able to be integrated with other solutions because you have to upgrade it and pay for more licensing."
"I think that front-end development is a little bit buggy in some cases. Some of the features take a while to respond and some need to be more clear."
"The initial setup could use improvement."
"The product could do with more flexible reporting."
"Some key features like integration, big data warehousing and data modeling need work."
"The workflow needs improvement."
"I think their view needs to be more user friendly. The UI makes it difficult to find things. Secondly, the configuration is very complex. JIRA should help people find out what configuration they are using."
"The product needs to have more integration capabilities."
"What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."
"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."
"The pricing of the solution is expensive."
"We only have nine people using it so we have a standard cost of $150 dollar per year. There are only additional costs if you exceed the limit of users, then you start paying by user. The cost is significantly higher."
"The pricing continues to get higher."
"The product is really not very expensive."
"We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available."
Planview LeanKit enables engineering teams across all levels of the organization with a visual work delivery tool to apply Lean management principles to their work, helping them work smarter and deliver faster.
The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.
With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.
With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.
JIRA Portfolio is ranked 4th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 13 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 8th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 2 reviews. JIRA Portfolio is rated 7.8, while Rally Software is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Good documentation, good visualization of tickets, and relatively stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Microsoft Project Server, Planview Enterprise One, Smartsheet, Planview PPM Pro and Trello, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Digital.ai Agility and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center. See our JIRA Portfolio vs. Rally Software report.
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