VersionOne Enterprise Agile Platform

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Why Choose VersionOne vs JIRA Agile?

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Our mission is to help teams envision and deliver great software.

Today more than 50,000 teams of all sizes use our agile project and life cycle management platform to scale their agile initiatives faster, easier and smarter.

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Top 5 reasons

Unlike team tools and other agile solutions, the VersionOne Enterprise Agile Platform enables strategic alignment, executive visibility, team simplicity, and enterprise scalability. Read on to learn more.

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  1. Built to Support Agile

    Stories aren’t “tickets.” VersionOne was built from the ground up to support agile and lean software development processes and workflows, accelerating your adoption of agile. Guiding team members through each step of the agile development process – from product and release planning to sprint planning, tracking, and review – VersionOne reinforces your agile best practices without making you shoehorn your agile stories into the JIRA’s Defect Management infrastructure.

  2. All-in-One Agile Management Platform

    VersionOne is a single system for planning and tracking all of your portfolios, stories, roadmaps, themes, ideas, defects, tasks, tests and issues. VersionOne enables both development and management teams to achieve their respective goals. TeamRoom provides a lightweight experience for developers while project, program and portfolio managers get the complete visibility they require for tracking and reporting. PlanningRoom provides a dedicated environment for program managers and product owners to plan, track progress, measure progress and adjust plans over time. Ever tried doing agile program management in JIRA Agile? You probably won€™t enjoy it.

  3. Agile Your Way

    Give your teams the flexibility to work the way they want. Let them choose the agile methodology that works best for them with customizable methodology templates (Scrum, XP, Kanban, AgileUP, etc.). Take advantage of VersionOne€™s customizable workflow, project workspaces and configurable terminology to do €œagile your way.€ JIRA Agile offers limited agile best practice configuration, minimal roll-up visibility and a restrictive project structure which leaves little room to help you adapt it to your way of doing agile.

  4. Scales with You as Your Needs Grow

    VersionOne provides a single ALM platform that grows with you as you increase the size and/or improve the maturity of your agile deployment. From 5 to 5,000 users, whether you are new to agile or have been practicing for years, VersionOne provides multiple editions designed for each stage in your evolution. Moreover, VersionOne supports multiple methodologies with customizable methodology templates, including Scrum, XP, Kanban, AgileUP and more. JIRA Agile just doesn€™t scale.

  5. Custom Reporting, Metrics and Dashboards

    VersionOne supports the unique planning and reporting needs of your organization. From team-level stories to program-level features and portfolio-level business initiatives, basic reporting provides information you require and custom reporting helps you with advanced data and SAFe® metrics specific to your business initiatives, releases and development projects. When it comes to custom reporting and dashboarding, JIRA Agile falls short of the advanced needs required by many agile teams.

VersionOne vs JIRA Agile

Detailed Comparison

Agile tools provide a wide spectrum of capability across the software lifecycle. When evaluating capabilities you need, you€™ll probably consider several potential solutions. Highlighted below are some of the key features and benefits teams consider when comparing VersionOne with Atlassian JIRA Agile:

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Atlassian JIRA Agile

Agile Lifecycle Management

Portfolio Planning, Management and Reporting yes_bg no_bg
Release and Iteration Planning and Tracking yes_bg partial_bg
Drag-and-Drop Backlog Management yes_bg yes_bg
Portfolio Planning and Breakdown yes_bg no_bg
Product Roadmapping yes_bg no_bg
Goal Planning yes_bg no_bg
Impediment Management yes_bg no_bg
Retrospective Management yes_bg no_bg
Defect Tracking yes_bg yes_bg
Test Management (Acceptance and Regression) yes_bg partial_bg
Customer Idea Management yes_bg yes_bg
Time Tracking yes_bg partial_bg

Reporting & Analytics

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Reporting & Analytics

Basic Agile Reporting (Velocity, Burndown) yes_bg yes_bg
Custom Reporting & Analytics yes_bg
SAFe® Metrics and Support yes_bg
Best Practice Team, Executive, QA, etc., Dashboards yes_bg
Release Forecasting and “What-if” Analysis yes_bg
Agile Visualization yes_bg
Open DataMart for Third-Party Reporting yes_bg
Advanced Monte Carlo Simulation yes_bg no_bg
Scorecards for Portfolio, Program, and Project Visibility yes_bg

Agile Visualizations

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Agile Visualizations

Portfolio Bubble Chart yes_bg
Portfolio Relationship Visualization yes_bg
Relationship (Work Item) Visualization yes_bg
Portfolio Dependency Diagram yes_bg
Portfolio Timeline yes_bg
Heat Map yes_bg no_bg

Scalability

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Scalability

Program-Level Planning and Reporting yes_bg
PlanningRoom – Dedicated Planning Environment yes_bg
Cross-Project Teams yes_bg
Project Tree Rollup and Reporting yes_bg
Hierarchical Feature-Level (Theme) Rollups yes_bg
Project and Role-Based Security yes_bg yes_bg

Kanban

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Kanban

Electronic Portfolio Item, Story, Task, and Test Boards yes_bg
Custom Cards (Custom Fields, Colors, and Display Options) yes_bg
Configurable WIP and WIP Group Limits yes_bg
Lean Metrics (Cumulative Flow Diagram, Cycle Time, Aging) yes_bg yes_bg

Team Collaboration

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Team Collaboration

TeamRoom – Dedicated Team-Based environment yes_bg
Interactive, Social-Media Style “Conversations” yes_bg
Automated Notifications of Changes to System Assets yes_bg yes_bg
Integrated WIKI yes_bg
Activity Stream – Real-Time Information Flow yes_bg yes_bg
Estimably„¢ – Integrated Poker-Style Estimation yes_bg no_bg
Communities yes_bg partial_bg

Open Platform

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Open Platform

Open, Web-Services API yes_bg yes_bg
Free and Open Source Integration Platform yes_bg yes_bg
Pre-built Connectors to Leading IDE, Source Control, Build Automation, etc., tools yes_bg yes_bg
.NET and Java SDK yes_bg

Deployment & Setup

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Deployment & Setup

On-Demand and On-Premises Deployment yes_bg yes_bg
Support for Multiple Agile Methodologies (Scrum, XP, Kanban, AgileUP, etc.) yes_bg yes_bg
Customizable Terminology yes_bg
Custom Configuration by Project (Project Workspaces) yes_bg yes_bg
Custom and Required Fields yes_bg yes_bg
100% Web-based UI yes_bg

Services & Support

Atlassian JIRA Agile

Service and Support

Email/Phone Support yes_bg yes_bg
Online and On-site Product Training yes_bg
Community Website yes_bg yes_bg
Agile Training and Certification yes_bg

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