VersionOne Enterprise Agile Platform

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Why Choose VersionOne vs Rally

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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.

Learn About Enterprise Agile & Agile Portfolio Management:

  1. Agile Your Way

    Give your teams the flexibility to work the way they want; to do agile their way. Let them choose the methodology that works best for them with customizable methodology templates (Scrum, XP, Kanban, AgileUP, etc.), custom workflows, dedicated project workspaces and configurable terminology. In contrast, Rally provides a prescriptive, €˜one-sized fits all€™ solution that makes your team do agile the Rally way.

  2. Easy to Adopt and Use

    Designed with the sole purpose of making agile easier, our user interface is proven to dramatically accelerate user adoption. In addition, TeamRooms are dedicated, streamlined team-based environments that help agile developers focus on getting their job done.PlanningRooms are dedicated environments for program managers and product owners to plan, track progress, measure progress and adjust plans over time. In contrast, Rally doesn€™t offer a process-centric UI. Nor do they provide TeamRooms or PlanningRooms.

  3. Custom Reporting and Visualization

    Basic reporting provides most of the data you require with 70+ agile metrics and reports. Custom reporting helps you deliver advanced data and SAFe® metrics specific to your business. VersionOne provides the most feature-rich web-based agile report writing and dashboarding option available. Scalable reporting and agile visualizations provide teams with comprehensive visibility across their projects. In contrast, Rally provides limited reporting options, no advanced forecasting capabilities, and poor agile visualization capabilities.

  4. Flexible Deployment Options

    Offering both on-premise and on-demand models, VersionOne provides the options your IT organization needs to support your unique requirements. And, you€™re not locked in – if you later decide to change your hosting option – converting is a snap. VersionOne on-premise options are installable and don€™t require a vendor appliance, unlike the on-premise option from Rally – something many security executives won€™t permit within your firewall.

  5. Cross-Project Teams and Workspaces

    VersionOne provides enterprise-level rollup reporting across multiple project workspaces and cross-project teams. Custom workspaces support unique process configurations without sacrificing visibility, reporting and analytics across the portfolio. By contrast, Rally provides no true support for cross-project teams and an awkward approach to rolling up project data into enterprise views.

VersionOne vs Rally

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 Rally Software:

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Rally Software

Agile Lifecycle Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

Rally Software

Reporting & Analytics

Basic Agile Reporting (Velocity, Burndown) yes_bg yes_bg
Custom Reporting & Analytics yes_bg
SAFe® Metrics and Support yes_bg yes_bg
Best Practice Team, Executive, QA, etc., Dashboards yes_bg 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

Rally Software

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 yes_bg
Heat Map yes_bg no_bg

Scalability

Rally Software

Scalability

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

Kanban

Rally Software

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

Rally Software

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
Activity Stream – Real-Time Information Flow yes_bg
Estimably„¢ – Integrated Poker-Style Estimation yes_bg no_bg
Communities yes_bg partial_bg

Open Platform

Rally Software

Open Platform

Open, Web-Services API yes_bg
Free and Open Source Integration Platform 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

Rally Software

Deployment & Setup

On-Demand and On-Premises Deployment 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
Custom and Required Fields yes_bg yes_bg
100% Web-based UI yes_bg

Services & Support

Rally Software

Service and Support

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

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