4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
We initially adopted a cloud instance of VersionOne (V1) as a pilot when standing up resources aligned under the SAFe methodology. This was a reset of an existing project and we were constrained in schedule (we didn't have time to do a full procurement, so we launched a pilot with V1 while our acquisition teams executed a full competition in parallel). In the end, the acquisition team came to the conclusion that V1 was the best product for the enterprise, but they opted for an on-prem instance. We very easily, and very successfully migrated from the cloud to on-prem without missing a beat and with minimal disruption to the project. We had Agile tool experts/coaches on staff when we initially deployed the cloud solution - they were minimally helpful (they were from a separate acquisition, not part of our V1 pilot). As a result, we engaged quite frequently with V1 for guidance and assistance - V1 was very flexible and helpful in this effort, and they continued to be helpful when we migrated to on-prem.
Pick a bold, intelligent leader to head up your implementation effort.
Portability between versions/infrastructures. Flexibility. Ability to configure.
Standard lack of availability of features between product lines. Rally has some stuff that V1 doesn't and vice versa.
Nothing, V1 was extremely helpful.
We would probably do it exactly the same way that we did. Due to timeline pressures, our internal project team became experts in V1 usage while the larger organization completed a procurement. As a result, we are the agency experts with the product.
Very satisfied with the V1 cloud-based product and so far with the on-prem product that we eventually migrated to.
V1 was very helpful in all aspects (sans training materials).
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 12, 2016
Their onboarding team was very helpful. They answered all our installation and configuration questions. They had some good tutorials for getting people up to speed on the product. The product has a lot of features so it does come across as overwhelming, but their support team was available to answer all questions.
Understand your needs for Agile project management and ensure that you really want to invest in a comprehensive tool like Version One. It is overwhelming with some confusing UI flows/views.
The comprehensive set of features.
Very busy UI.
Simplify the user experience. Some of the flows are so confusing.
Identify a set of reports that want out of this tool and get it configured as part of the installation process.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 15, 2016
The vendor places very high importance on the product being correctly configured and that you get good return on your investment in the software. They have a range of services and are very supportive of the process of switching to Agile and scaling Agile.
Standardise your agile process as much as possible before deploying software.
Flexibility and reporting.
some small frustrating bugs that seem to take lower priority than new features.
More flexible pricing model.
Get greater internal management support for switch to Agile.
A full range of services and a keenness to see you get the most out of their product