CA Agile Central from CA Technologies (formerly Rally) is a complex platform for managing agile software projects, designed to support several different agile methodologies. These different methodologies are supported by a variety of pages in the tool, and teams will need to identify the pages that best suit their needs, disregarding the rest.
This support for differing agile processes comes at the cost of complexity when setting up projects, maintaining project status over time, and reporting. This complexity can lead to the following risks:
Tracker calculates running velocity based on the average number of story points completed in the past one to four iterations. Using this running or average velocity, Tracker predicts the number of iterations a given backlog of stories will take to complete. This gives team the visibility into what work they have, along with when that work will be completed, all with minimal effort required of the team.
The difference between Pivotal Tracker and tools like CA Agile Central is fundamentally a philosophical one. But if your team is ready to work more efficiently with a workflow that ensures predictability, there are several ways you can move from CA Agile Central to Pivotal Tracker. It’s possible to migrate your data over and move all your information, lock, stock, and barrel—or you may decide to have Pivotal Tracker and CA Agile Central work hand-in-hand for now.
Tell us where CA Agile Central serves you well, and we’ll help you get the same benefit. Pivotal Tracker manages releases, coordinates multiple projects, and handles high-level reporting differently than CA Agile Central, so we can decrease your ramp-up time with some tips and pointers. We pride ourselves on helping you make the most of Pivotal Tracker. Get in touch via email or follow us on Twitter for information about updates and webinars.