VersionOne Software


 

VersionOne is a Web-based end-to-end enterprise agile life cycle management tool that can be used by teams across all levels, portfolio and programs. The software is suitable for organizations of all sizes.

VersionOne features agile portfolio management, program management, agile project management, quality management, business intelligence, collaboration, hub integration and development.

It provides functionalities of agile development tools linked with Scrum and Kanban methods, such as project boards with goals, issues and defects, spring planning, project roadmapping, release planning and test management.

VersionOne also comes with a multi-dimensional structure which allows users to aggregate different projects, teams and dependencies in a single view.

The collaboration feature provides connection between global product and portfolio teams, external stakeholders and customers by creating a project memory for each person in software development stream.

The business intelligence feature of VersionOne provides multi-dimensional visualization, reporting and analytics and an open agile platform to analyze projects from portfolio level to team level.

 

VersionOne - Getting started
 
  • VersionOne - Getting started
    Getting started
  • VersionOne - PlanningRoom
    PlanningRoom
  • VersionOne - TeamRoom
    TeamRoom
  • VersionOne - Release planning
    Release planning
  • VersionOne - Budgets
    Budgets
  • VersionOne - Scorecards
    Scorecards
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Vikas from Computer Software
Specialty: Financial Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great tool to help you make better decisions providing visibility

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VersionOne is one of the finest agile tool. It helps team be more agile and show the details of time spent vs time remaining to help plan and execute in a sprint

Pros

Reporting is awesome

Cons

It can get very clicky, there should be more shortcuts

 
 

Jeff from Cleo Communications
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

VersionOne - a good tracking tool

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I used VersionOne on a daily basis to input stories, tasks, acceptance tests, and regression tests. For the most part it is a good tool to work out of current iteration. It takes familiarity of options and navigation to get the most out of your experience

Pros

Data is retained well and can be found. It is nice that it is a web based service so you can access it from work or remotely whenever needed.
Metrics are good for those that know how to customize the screen and data.

Cons

Regression Test planning is not so great. You can't reuse a Regression Plan that you created before. It is an exercise to create the regression testing containers each time we have a hardening phase.
When you switch to a different project, it changes the project for your login. This makes it difficult to be in one project (maybe looking at past data) and input into another project.
Format of text in fields is not always so great

Advice to Others

VersionOne will work for your organization, but plan ahead for regression testing as that will be a time consuming task to input the tests and test containers, without the ability to reuse in future hardening iterations.

 
 

Jeff from Cleo Communications
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

Good Agile program for software development company

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Likes Best

VersionOne keeps our past, present, and future work all in one place. Searching generally helps me find what I'm looking for.

Likes Least

The fonts and formatting when writing in tasks or tests is not very good - especially when using numbered entries, bullets, or copying and pasting.

Recommendations

Get a good structure for test plans for regression tests in mind before committing in VersionOne, otherwise you may have to reproduce your work to get it in right containers.

 
 

Patrick from Cleo
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

VersionOne Review

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Likes Best

The storyboard view and taskboard view are pretty straightforward and easy to use.

Likes Least

- Outside of the storyboard and taskboard view things get really complicated to use and find.

- Estimably can't be used if a story has already been pulled into an iteration, this is really aggravating with with our workflow. I've heard that when we've contacted VersionOne about it, they've told us "that's the way it's supposed to be". It's very frustrating that our software is trying to dictate our workflow rather than just help us along.

- UI/UX could use an overhaul. There is just way too much going on on any given screen.

Recommendations

Hire a VersionOne expert or be prepared to be confused and frustrated.

 
 

Shawn from Cleo
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

A good option for tracking projects in an Agile environment

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Likes Best

I found VersionOne to have an intuitive interface that made project and sprint tracking easy.

Likes Least

Application did not have a friendly interface for tracking tests implementing test plans. In particular, establishing and tracking regression tests was extremely cumbersome.

Recommendations

If you are a small company that is just starting out with Agile, VersionOne is better than Rally. Unfortunately, both of those applications are probably more (in function and price) than you really need.

 
 

Joshua from Cleo
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

Good product, needs interface work.

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Likes Best

V1 does a good job of guiding an organization to use proper scrum methodology, while allowing for many customizations.

Likes Least

The interface is a little clunky. Some of the add ons don't work in the manner you'd think.

Recommendations

If you can look past the interface issues, it's a great way to track your org's agile practices. I haven't yet seen a piece of software accomplish this without interface problems, so until then v1 is a solid choice.

 
 

Marc from Cleo Communications
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

A powerful tool with almost too many options.

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Likes Best

A wealth of options and the standup dashboard is great for standups or status meetings.

Likes Least

The test features are somewhat unintuitive and it's not clear on how to create test and regression suites.

Recommendations

Try to find something that fits all of your teams needs, not just TPMs or development.

 
 

Matt from Cerner Corporation
Specialty: Healthcare

December 2015

December 2015

Great company with a solid vision and plan to get there

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Likes Best

While I view the tool as the least important part of an Agile transformation as it has to be an enable of people and process, it cannot be a prohibitor and it must keep pace with the changing landscape. VersionOne has always been quick to solicit feedback and then adjust their roadmap to enable the capabilites such as SAFe. We have been able to expand the use of VersionOne beyond development into other areas of our business and had great success. Their willingness to integrate with other tools, including other ALM vendors like JIRA is a strong bonus.

Likes Least

There are always features that a different vendor may do in a way that generates a question as to why VersionOne doesn't do it that way. Prior to their decision to integrate with JIRA, this was a challenge for several of our teams that use JIRA for issue tracking.

Recommendations

Treat the tool as an enabler of Agile/Lean and not as the solution to "going Agile". Their professional services can assist with the "going Agile", but the tool should be evaluated based on how well it enables the direction the company wants to take Agile.

 
 

Shashank from SDLC Partners
Specialty: Software / Technology

November 2015

November 2015

Excellent project tracking and management tool

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Likes Best

I used VersionOne while working on a software product and phone app for Lutron Electronics that helped end the user control wireless shades at the touch of a button. VersionOne enables me to manage software bugs, project deadlines, and end user feedback on an interconnected and robust framework.

VersionOne provides a holistic view of an IT project, and fits right in with Agile development. Compared to TFS for .NET projects, it is at par or better in almost all respects.

Likes Least

Inconsistent customer service was an issue once or twice, but could have just been a bad day.

Recommendations

My advice would be to set benchmarks for each criteria and compare the software against those benchmarks. Compare the software with similar products used in the past (such as TFS in the case of VersionOne). Think about how the software helped you improve your team's performance in terms of measurable metrics.

 
 
 
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Johannes from Vixxo

August 2017

August 2017

Not wowed

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Pros

Software did it's intended purpose. It helped track our Agile stories in an organization where Agile is 2 years into implementation.

Cons

Not intuitive or easy to use. Search function did not make sense. Data is not aligned properly and it's aesthetically clumsy.

Source: Capterra
 

Kshitij from Not Applicable.
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2017

February 2017

A very good software, with the best in market features.

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This is the premium software when it comes to project management - esp Agile. It has the best features such as creating stories, sub-stories - ease of splitting a story into two sub- stories was superb.
Also the features such as tracking the story progress with all the test-cases, design etc being attached under/to the story was very useful feature.

Tracking the burn-down charts and velocity very helpful especially in the sprint review meetings.

Only down-side was the pricing. The top(fortune 500) companies could easily afford this - especially who had:
1) the infrastructure to host the system,
2) Users scattered all over the globe
3) A strong local network with robust firewalls.
4) A strong urge to be secure (eg the pharma or financial institutions)

But when it comes to tier- II companies, who are looking to save costs at every opportunity, maybe not prefer this...might consider JIRA Agile or others.

Pros

1. Best in class features - a comprehensive bouquet of all the necessary features.
2. Good UI and even better usability.

Cons

Only one that is pricing.

Advice to Others

If you are a company with more focus on security and reliability, look no further than this one.

Source: Capterra
 

Tron from Holiday Inn Club Vacations

December 2016

December 2016

Great visuals and customization of Story boards

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Customize your own storyboard whether following methods such as scrum, kanban and agile. Each user can tinker their view and have tasks setup for easy workflow and managed deployments.

Source: Capterra
 

Terence from Telnet Services Limited

December 2016

December 2016

Greate agile development planner

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I have used VersionOne extensively in a few of my companies. Our product managers use it to create and prioritize backlogs. Dev team leads create tasks and allocates hours to them. This then gets sorted into releases and sprints. And finally scrum masters use this to track daily progress.

Pros

Sprint planner, storyboard, burndown chart.

Source: Capterra
 

WeeJavaDude

March 2014

March 2014

Zero Retention UI

Product Quality

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Have used this product for the last 5 years. Though it definitely has improved in five years and it more usable, I still find the usability of the UI very clunky and over complicated. To me it looks like a the UI is a mirror of the DB below it and this is never a good thing.

They have added Defect tracking and I am not aware of any good integration with Team Forge.

The key to good scrum teams is letting the teams collaborate and keeping out of their way. Personally I think this tool is a upper managers/project managers dream and a practitioners nightmare. Defect tracking should be done in your source collaboration tools or at least integrated well. Perhaps the integration is my companies fault, but the usability definitely is not. Last time I counted no less than for fields named ToDo.

Source: GetApp
 

Soren Andersen

January 2014

January 2014

Very flexible agile tool

Product Quality

Product Quality
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Been systemadmin/teamcoach scaling VersionOne from 25 to 500 users over the past few years.
The tool is very flexible, and fits agile and kanban teams perfect.
It integrates with most common IDEs and lots of tools for testing, bugtracking, build etc.
Your needs can be met with different editions, spanning from the free team-edition for 10 users, to the very feature-rich ultimate edition, that can visualize products/projects/programs and the whole organization.
The company provides consultancy and really cares about your agile transforming efforts.

Source: GetApp
 

Justin Reyna

January 2014

January 2014

Agile Your Way

Product Quality

Product Quality
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I've been an Agile Coach and VersionOne System Administrator for 2 years and this is one great tool. Having used other Agile Project Management tools that had a significant learning curve I can say that VersionOne is far easier for teams to pick up and learn.

VersionOne's biggest strength is that teams are able to work they way they need to without the tool getting in the way. VersionOne becomes a valuable tool that teams can leverage to manage their work and enhance their agility.

Pros

Incredibly easy to learn.
Scales easily across large organizations.
VersionOne technical and sales team go above and beyond for their clients.
Customizable.

Cons

The tool is so flexible that you really need to understand the long term impacts before making changes such as adding custom or required fields. I recommend partnering with VersionOne's technical team to optimize your configuration.

Source: GetApp
 

Sarah H

January 2014

January 2014

Great Software from Teams to Enterprise

Product Quality

Product Quality
Quality

I have been a VersionOne user for 5 years and an administrator of the system for 1 year. I have also used multiple PPM tools and can say that I really like VersionOne the best. It can work for small teams all the way up to Enterprise-wide. I am a big fan of the TeamRoom feature that allows the team to focus on the work for the current iteration and the Epic Timeline. VersionOne is also working with each release to create more visual views which is really helpful for executives.

Pros

Customizable to different teams' needs
Can do both Scrum and Kanban
Built in reporting
Quick support turnaround time

Cons

Doesn't have a quick way to search via tags or labels

Source: GetApp
 

Mark Des Biens, Agile Coach and Scrum Master

January 2014

January 2014

Happy Product Owners: VersionOne helps my teams deliver value!

Product Quality

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VersionOne helps my scrum teams be more efficient, and focused on customer delivery over process busy work. The interface is easy to learn and use, and it works pretty much like the paper boards we started using pre-VersionOne. The epics X-function working across the org, and teams rooms help improve efficiency.

Pros

Easy to Learn. Many ways to customize the overall look, and options from the org level down to the team views. The use of EPICS allows our teams to communicate and collaborate better. Using Team Rooms simplifies our group mechanics.

Cons

The VersionOne reporting and analytics are not as strong as the app itself. V1's APIs are helpful, and needed in some cases, to create management ready reporting. I Still find myself using the handy export to Excel features for reports too often.

Source: GetApp
 

A. Evonne

January 2014

January 2014

Best ALM platform if you plan to scale agile

Product Quality

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We started with VersionOne for just a team or two. As more teams have transformed to agile, it has been super easy to get new folks up and running.

Pros

We were using Rally before, and you just can't beat the customization capabilities VersionOne has. Reporting and analytics are way easier, robust. Also my teams love VersionOne's TeamRoom feature; they see only the data they need to do their jobs.

Cons

VersionOne can do much more than JIRA or other basic tools, but that means more features to learn. Word to the wise: Invest a little extra to get a coach in there up front and your teams will get much more out of it.

Source: GetApp