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

15 Reviews of VersionOne

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

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.

 
 

from Cleo Communications
Specialty: Software / Technology

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.

 
 

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

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- 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.

 
 

from Cleo
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A good option for tracking projects in an Agile environment

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

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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.

 
 

from Cleo
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Good product, needs interface work.

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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.

 
 

from Cleo Communications
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A powerful tool with almost too many options.

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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.

 
 

from Cerner Corporation
Specialty: Healthcare

Great company with a solid vision and plan to get there

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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.

 
 

from SDLC Partners
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Excellent project tracking and management tool

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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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