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  • jdmcauliffe2002
    Here is a link to a survey of Agile Project Management tools that might be of interest to you. Agile Tool Survey
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 30, 2006
      Here is a link to a survey of Agile Project Management tools that might be of interest to you.
      Agile Tool Survey

      Jean

      --- In agile-usability@yahoogroups.com, Jon Kern <jonkern@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks Pete!
      > The comments about the Rational suite echo what folks have told me in
      > the past -- including echoing your exact comments about ClearCase and
      > ClearQuest.
      >
      > Some of the tools my client is zeroing in on are looking at MKS's suite
      > and TechExcel. Part of it is functionality, part of it is "all-in-one,"
      > part of it is customizability, and much of it is culture of the
      > organization.
      >
      > We plan to do a pilot project to simulate (in a compressed fashion) a
      > real world development SDLC and see how the tools stack up in practice
      > across their geographically-dispersed development centers.
      >
      > jon
      > blog: http://technicaldebt.com
      >
      >
      >
      > Pete Gordon - Users First Lists said the following on 12/29/06 8:36 AM:
      > >
      > > Hi Jon,
      > >
      > >
      > > I am working on a very large project ($20MM+) in which Rational Tools
      > > (including RAD--was Websphere Studio, ClearCase, ClearQuest,
      > > RequsitePro, Rational Rose). I highly recommend staying away from
      > > them, not only because of the cost, but because of the complexity in
      > > their use--and the lake of meaningful project information provided.
      > >
      > > I had used ClearCase and ClearQuest previously for some time and found
      > > them very good tools, but highly complex in terms of administration.
      > > This large project I am on now, gives me project management visibility
      > > and the integrator is using the entire suite of Rational Tools; and I
      > > have been very disappointed into the visibility and documentation it
      > > provides for the SDLC. Granted some of my visibility is sometimes
      > > limited by the integrator, and part of the reason the management
      > > deliverables are not very good may be do to the way the integrator is
      > > using the full suite.
      > >
      > > I have been very interested in Team Server since hearing of it a year
      > > ago or so, but have not had opportunity to use it as of yet--and as
      > > you have pointed out, it is very Microsoft centric (Visual Studio).
      > >
      > > I have been considering building a Requirements Tool to compliment my
      > > User Experience Evaluation tool as a plugin to Eclipse, targeting the
      > > open-source and Java community.
      > >
      > > Best!
      > > Pete Gordon
      > > Users First
      > > Columbus, Ohio USA
      > > http://www.usersfirst.com <http://www.usersfirst.com>
      > >
      > >
      > >> "The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There
      > >> isn't any other test. If the machines produces tranquillity it's
      > >> right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or
      > >> your mind is changed." -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On Dec 7, 2006, at 12:59 PM, Jon Kern wrote:
      > >
      > >> Question, take 2...
      > >>
      > >> Have any of you worked with/heard of a set of tools for doing
      > >> application life cycle software development that you liked? You know,
      > >> usual soup-to-nuts quest for something to handle *or* support project
      > >> mgt/visibility, release mgt, through to iterative development, testing...
      > >>
      > >> My preference is jira and confluence, etc., it would work, but company
      > >> is fearful of it being "too" lightweight :-)
      > >>
      > >> However, we just looked at MKS (completely customizable) and VSTS (of
      > >> course very centered around VS). Both would probably do the job,
      > >> obviously costs $$$.
      > >>
      > >> I am about to look into Rally this afternoon. Anyone have any insights
      > >> into Rallydev's tools? Also $$$.
      > >>
      > >> jon
      > >> blog: http://technicaldebt.com <http://technicaldebt.com>
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      >
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