VersionOne Software


 

VersionOne is a cloud-based agile application lifecycle management (ALM) solution that helps businesses engage stakeholders and track and report across various software portfolios, programs and projects.

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 road mapping, 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 establishes links between global product and portfolio teams, external stakeholders and customers by creating a project memory for each person in solution 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.

Support is available via tutorials, phone and through other online reources.

 

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

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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November 2018

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It's the one of the best version controlling tool. It helps in maintaining histories or track of our builds

Cons

Worst part is it can be made more user friendly as it is being used on daily basis.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Subeesh from Tata Consultancy Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Extremely recommenced for SAFE

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-Apt for SAFE
-Great reporting
-Capable of running multiple trains in SAFE
-Micro level tracking and reporting

Cons

-Note very user friendly
-Will take some time to get familiar with

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Could be better

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I like the Epic Kanban board and the ability to edit it.

Cons

The easy of use could be much better. Cumbersome for a product manager to brainstorm and build long term roadmaps.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Agile done right

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It is helping my organization in implementing Agile. It is a boon for scrum masters.

Pros

The best feature is ability to add custom fields. It lets you customize the filters as per your need. I also like the fact that it has a clean interface coupled with all features of agile such as sprint planning, scheduling. backlogand project planning. It is one of the best software suited for agile.

Cons

It is slow. Takes forever to load the backlog if it is huge.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Miguel from Solutions LLC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

We use VersionOne to manage developer tasking and customer requirements

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Excellent time and issue tracking. It allows us to easily get a quick overview of what everyone on the team is working on.

Pros

VersionOne's user interface is clean, easy to use, and powerful. It's responsive an allows me to see what my team's working on at a glance. I like how easily VersionOne integrates with our agile workflow.

Cons

Price is a factor. There are cheaper solutions out there especially for smaller teams. Some features can be a little confusing to use properly without prior training such as splitting issues between sprints.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

The tool is fine for a small project

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Managing the issues related to the development of a new software

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The tool is fine for a small project and the dashboard is easy to follow once is created, also adding comments to the tickets is easy, and filtering is a very useful feature.

Cons

The interface is not very intuitive, the online edition is not quite comfortable and for big projects things can get messy really quickly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen Jeraldine from Endava
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

it is a good application to work scrum however it is not very intuitive

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the application is good and complete, it has nice colors for the user experience however it needs improvements in the notifications behind the tickets' stories on the board

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I would like to improve the option of notifications despite being the owner of a ticket every time a question is asked or a ticket is moved it is not possible to receive notifications

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Great reporting for execs, horribly inefficient for everyone else

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This tool has provided nothing but headaches on a daily basis.

Pros

There are definitely a lot of features (for better or for worse) and reporting is pretty comprehensive if you can figure out how to use it.

Cons

Pretty much everything else. Super clunky UI that is an eyesore to look at. It takes far too many clicks to do everything. Finding items is always a chore. The testing portion of the tool feels like an afterthought. Even working with the APIs requires too much effort. Honestly the whole tool feels like it was designed for waterfall, then later had agile features bolted on.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

I'd rather use a physical task board, but I can make this work with some tinkering

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Distributed task boards for distributed teams. Integration to some degree with other platforms such as ALM and ServiceNow.

Pros

It has a bunch of features and can integrate with other tools and platforms. For teams that are split up geographically, something like this is probably the best option.

Cons

It's really cumbersome and slow, and the features are not always what you want or where you expect them.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

A very robust work tracking tool for software development, but also overly complicated at times.

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Excellent reporting tools for upper management. Can get very nice graphs showing burndown, get a detailed view of status of sprints and progress of work planned.

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Unfortunetly, filling out work done on a day to day basis is time consuming and clunkly, and planning takes a long time because of the lag associated with an online service. At times after clicking on something to update, one is faced with a several second wait in order to start typing, and then the same to confirm and save the transaction. In such it makes it difficult to actually get engineers to use it consistently. A tool like this is only useful if used consistently. Unfortunetly, the complexity of it makes it more of a chore to work with and often the tool fails simply because people on our team don't want to use it.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

It is a good task tracker with a ton of features that can come on handy

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It has a kanban board that is really handy tracking stories.
Every story or task has a lot of fields that can help you with extra information regarding the task.
It handles comunication with the whole teram through the Team Menu.

Cons

Not a con per se, but so many fields in the story, and the position they are visually organized, could make the user feels overwhelmed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Raul from Tiempo Development
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Very good tool for task management

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A good management for task and assignations in the project as a developer.

Pros

- Allow task documentation for several topics (links, tests, use cases, extended description, Attachments, Commits).
- Can handle several teams and projects.
- Allow planning, teams and own rooms.

Cons

- Not integration with Gitlab neither with confluence.
- The interface and the UX could be improved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

William from LFG

March 2018

March 2018

Ex-PM with experience in variety of PM software, but only recently with Version One

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Really fresh, modern feel/UI to this application - all areas feel well polished. Also has a great feature set to go along with the UI.

Cons

Relies heavily on user interaction, like one would expect, however would be great to add some kind of notification system to notify users when their items have sat idle for certain amount of time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Edward from Wallace Solution, C.A.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

This software is a good options for agile environment on a projects

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This software is a good option, agile environment is the best way to planning project.

Pros

This software is nice that it is a cloud service so you can access it from work or remotely whenever needed.

Cons

I think that the fonts and formatting isn't good when writing in tasks,especially when using numbered entries, bullets, or copying and pasting.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jess from Arbor Day Foundation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

We use this to track projects and the progress of those projects

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VersionOne allows me to help track and plan work for multiple teams across my foundation. it keeps moat of my day to day information with my high level project overview information in a single platform.

Pros

VersionOne allows us to track an idea all the to completion. We use it to break projects into Epics, the stories, and then into workable tasks for our development team. Two of our teams work within sprint boundries, whikle another team uses the KanBan features. I can see the progress of either team at any given time.

Cons

The Epic or Portfolio portion of VersionOne seem to be an after thought. Not all subscriptions use them, so they are not consistently used within reporting and other functionality. We use the Epic portion to track big pieces of functionality, but have to tie them to overall projects out of the software. The tool bar is not available in all screens, so navigation can be tricky if you do not know the quirks of VersionOne.

Review Source: Capterra
 

sarvesh from Microsoft

January 2018

January 2018

Agile Project management - Tick!

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It is one of the best project management softwares I have used. It gives you a good tracking mechanism of how many days are required, you can reduce the number of hours and see the velocity of the work progress.

Cons

It is constantly being modified, it is a good thing (and a lot of change is bad as well). I had made a suggestion on a feature, I never got my ticket answered though.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Works well

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Team rooms are great for planning and tracking. Makes it easy to keep track of stories, defect, and epics.

Cons

It seems like the site changes every time you login. Although the constant improvement is appreciated, it can be frustrating when things move around frequently.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emily from MTD

September 2017

September 2017

Secure info, needs improvements

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We purchased this because it was more secure than the software we used previously. It was important for us to protect the projects we were working on.

Cons

Our developers created several Google Chrome plugins to enhance the features of Version One. We needed a way to sort and color code our branded projects. We needed a way to show how old a card was getting. We needed a way to add a deadline for a card. Etc, etc.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Johannes from Vixxo

August 2017

August 2017

Not wowed

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

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

Review 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.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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