Wednesday, March 19, 2008

VersionOne Agile Management Software

Recently, a professor at a local university contacted us to assist with an approach to managing a class assignment in an agile fashion. Typically, we leverage fairly "heavy" tools to manage agile projects: Rational Requisit Pro, TFS, etc. These students have just a few weeks to develop their solution and the professor didn't want to burn a lot of time learning a management tool.

This situation is analogous to source code control. We don't want something "heavy" like ClearQuest or Serena and we have limited budget. What do you choose? Subversion. Done.

With this in mind as well as taking cost into consideration ($0 budget), I discovered a tool that looks very promising: VersionOne Agile Management software. Disclaimer: I have yet to use this tool but it comes highly recommended.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, give it a shot and let me know how it turns out.

2 comments:

Radhakrishnan KG said...

Mingle from Thoughtworks is better than versionone.

Mingle, an agile project management and project collaboration tool, provides a shared workspace for your entire team. It is designed to suit the way agile management teams think and work, making it the best agile software project management tool.

http://studios.ThoughtWorks.com/mingle-agile-project-management

Jeff Hunsaker said...

@Radhakrishnan KG

While I'm sure Mingle is a great product, the crux of this post was on low, no-cost options. The Team Edition for VersionOne is free for small teams (1-10). http://www.versionone.com/GetSoftware/index.asp?intcmp=009002

Jeff...