2018 Competitive Analysis



Battle Of The Bands

At AgileCraft our mission is to simplify software at scale. Unlike team tools that were built bottom to enable scrum, the AgileCraft Platform was designed top down to link strategy to execution in real time. We enable strategic alignment, executive visibility, team simplicity and enterprise scalability. AgileCraft was built for agile to cover all layers of scale from the executive to the team enabling you to scale agile your way.




Basic Agile Lifecycle Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Basic Portfolio Planning, Management and Reporting 
Program Forecasting 
Release and Iteration Planning and Tracking 
Drag-and-Drop Backlog Management 
Portfolio Planning and Breakdown 
Product Roadmapping 
Goal Planning 
Risk Management 
Impediment Management 
Retrospective Management 
Defect Tracking 
Test Management Acceptance And Regression 
Customer Idea Management 
 
PPM / Strategy Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Enterprise Strategy Management 
Performance Management 
Strategic Baseline Management 
Portfolio Value Analysis  
Enterprise / Divisional Strategic Planning  
Enterprise Reporting By Product Line 
Funding Approval 
Change Management Approval 
Customized Project Intake 
Customized Scoring / Power Ranking 
Integrated Value Tracking 
Business Case Management 
 
Financial Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Program Budgeting 
Budgeting Across Portfolios 
IT Spend / Return By Strategy 
Enterprise Capitalization Management 
Budget Variance Analysis 
Spend By Blended Rate & Cost Center 
Cost Center Budget / Spend Tracking 
Cash Flow Analysis 
Rate of Return Analytics 
Rolled UP CAPEX / OPEX Management 
Contractor / External Spend Tracking 
Visioning / Vision Management 
 
Bimodal Support  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Skillset Planning / Management 
Unified Milestone Tracking 
Unified Dependency Management 
Unified Financial Support 
Blended Project Support 
Unified Reporting / Analytics 
Unified Program Management / Forecasting 
Unified Requirements Management 
Unified Workflow  
 
SAFe Support  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

(SAFe 4.0) Value Stream Management for Capabilities 
(SAFe 4.0) Capability Management 
(SAFe 4.0) Enterprise Management / Metrics 
(SAFe 4.0) Portfolio Kanban 
(SAFe 4.0) Program Kanban 
(SAFe 4.0) Team Kanaban 
Program / ART Forecasting 
WSJF Epic Prioritization / Computation 
Value Stream Management for Epics / Themes 
Portfolio Visioning 
Enterprise Balanced Scorecards 
Architecture Epics 
Epic Owner Reporting 
Epic Success Criteria Tracking 
Investment Themes (Percentage Based) 
Horizon Based Investing 
Facilitated I&A for Portfolio / Program 
Architecture Features 
Risk ROAMing 
SAFe Roadmapping with Stretch Objectives 
SAFe Team Roles 
Synchronized Release Trains 
PSI / Release Separation 
Objectives Management 
Release Management By Program 
Backlogs with Parking Lots 
IP Sprint Support 
 
Time Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Time Sheet Management 
Time Tracking on Tasks / Stories 
Time Approval Management 
Cost Center / Work Code Management 
Integrated Sprint-to-Time Sheet Support 
Exempt / Overtime Management 
Overtime / Contractor Thresholds 
 
Existing Tool Support (keep existing tools and roll-up to one program / portfolio)  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Jira Agile / Greenhopper (Agile Team Tracking) 
TFS / VSO (Agile Team Tracking) 
Rally (Agile Team Tracking) 
Version One (Agile Team Tracking) 
HP Agile (Agile Team Tracking) 
Others (Agile Team Tracking) 
 
Dependency Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Team Dependencies 
Team Dependency Maps 
Daisy Chained Backlog Dependencies 
Daisy Chained Backlog Dependency Maps 
Vendor / Hardware Dependencies 
Cross-Portfolio Team Dependencies 
Portfolio / Program Team Dependencies 
Dependencies Negotiation Management 
 
Transformation Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Retro Action Tracking 
Integrated Portfolio Assessments 
Integrated Program Assessments 
Integrated Team Assessments 
Done Definition Management 
Criteria Enforcement 
Process Checklists 
Auto-Pilot Meetings 
Coaching Reports 
 
Reporting & Analytics  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

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

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

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

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

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

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Electronic Portfolio Item, Story, Task, and Test Boards  
Custom Cards (Custom Fields, Colors, and Display Options) 
Configurable WIP And WIP Group Limits 
Lean Metrics (Cumulative Flow Diagram, Cycle Time, Aging) 
Horizontal & Vertical Splits 
Meeting Management From Board 
 
Team Collaboration  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Team Room Dedicated Team-Based Environment 
Interactive, Social-Media Style Conversations 
Automated Notifications of Changes to System Assets  
Integrated WIKI 
Activity Stream Real-Time Information Flow 
Integrated Poker Style Estimation 
Communities 
 
Cool Stuff  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

System-wide Gamification 
Team and Individual Badging 
Live Portfolio, Program and Team 
Real Time Backlog Brainstorming 
Interactive Team of Teams Meetings 
Built In Discipline Tracking 
Open Forums 
Team Room Radiators 
Visual Story Mapping 
Automated Coaching 
Interactive Retrospectives 
 
Platform Management  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Web-Services APIs 
Integration Platform APIs 
Prebuilt Connectors To Leading IDE Systems 
Prebuilt Connectors To Leading Source Control Systems 
Prebuilt Connectors To Leading Build Automation Systems 
Prebuilt Connectors To Leading Ticketing Systems 
 
Deployment & Setup  

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

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

AgileCraft

Rally Dev

Jira Portfolio

VersionOne

Email/Phone Support 
Product Training 
Community Website 
Agile Training and Certification 


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