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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.

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The initial setup is fairly easy.The most valuable feature is simplicity.Good branching and labelling features.The most valuable feature is the backlog.The interface is easy to navigate.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.

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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.

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There should be management of the project built-in.They should have design patterns in TFS for the development team, and design patterns for the QA.Integration from Visual Studio could be improved.The program and portfolio planning facility can be improved.I would like to see the reporting features expanded so that I can see details on the users connected to all of the projects.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is expensive and may not be worthwhile for a small company.

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TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.The pricing is reasonable at this time.

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CA Agile Central, Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA ALMTeam Foundation Server
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Overview

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.

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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Find out what your peers are saying about Rally Software vs. TFS and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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Rally Software is ranked 6th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews while TFS is ranked 5th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 10 reviews. Rally Software is rated 8.4, while TFS is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Built on web services which can be used to pull reports and metrics without SQL queries". 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". Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, VersionOne and Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, whereas TFS is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock and Tricentis qTest. See our Rally Software vs. TFS report.

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