Anonymous UserManufacturing Manager, Capital COE at a manufacturing company
Dave CarterTest Team Lead at a computer software 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."
"Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that."
"I like the entire tool because it is a one-stop-solution for DevOps."
"The solution is easy to implement and easy to use."
"There are a lot of helpful features available for tracking dependencies."
"Fields can be customized and the reporting is good."
"Azure is an advantage when working with other Microsoft solutions."
"The initial setup is quick and easy."
"The most valuable feature is that it brings order to our projects, and we know the status of each one at every moment."
"The most valuable feature is the way the libraries are structured so that they were not folder driven."
"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."
"There are certain areas in Azure DevOps that are better in other products."
"One thing I would note is that it's hard to know what is included or not in the product. Especially when you begin to try and compare it to other solutions. When you go to a site like VersionOne, they tell you Azure DevOps doesn't have this or that, and when you go to Microsoft, it says VersionOne doesn't have this or that. They could do a better job of laying out exactly what is on offer so customers know going in exactly what they'll get."
"Improving the metrics that are readily available on the dashboard would be very helpful."
"Proper Gantt charting should be a feature that is included because as it is now, we have to create it ourselves."
"Azure has not yet advanced to the performance level of the other major competitors and is missing integration with important technologies."
"The functions have too much dependency right now, so it makes it really, really hard to upgrade and make a change in the code."
"This product would be improved if the helpdesk were included."
"The test management section needs to be improved."
"It doesn't allow you to connect to multiple different tracking tools."
"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."
"The price is cheaper than Jira and some of the other competing tools."
"It is the least expensive product in this class."
"I find that the pricing is good, and it is competitive with the other vendors in the market."
"Microsoft Azure DevOps is free for up to five users and allows you to track a maximum of three projects."
"It is a subscription model and I only pay for what I use."
"The price of this solution is fair."
"With Azure, you have to pay for every user."
"As a Microsoft Partner, you get a discount on the pricing. Licensing costs are around $80 a month for DevOps, but for Azure, it is about $200 a month."
"Pricing is probably in the middle, it's not the cheapest but it's not the most expensive."
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.
Azure DevOps Services is a cloud service for collaborating on code development. It provides an integrated set of features that you access through your web browser or IDE client, including the following:
Manage your QA and Testing process, controlling your testing tasks while getting complete visibility into your results, and most importantly releasing your products in a professional wayProfessional end to end QA management for your manual and automation testing.
Microsoft Azure DevOps is ranked 2nd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 59 reviews while PractiTest is ranked 15th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 1 review. Microsoft Azure DevOps is rated 8.2, while PractiTest is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure DevOps writes "Robust functionality, good integration, continually enhanced, and easy to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PractiTest writes "Flexible and intuitive with easy reporting, and good support that is instantly available through chat". Microsoft Azure DevOps is most compared with Jira, TFS, GitLab, Ansible and ServiceNow IT Business Management, whereas PractiTest is most compared with TestRail by Gurock, Zephyr Enterprise, Tricentis qTest, Jira and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center.
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