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Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian ALM vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"This solution fits very well into our agile product management environment.""The main power of this tool is the integration between the different products of the Atlassian suite. We have good integration with work management with Java. This is the major strength from this provider."

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"We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work.""The product has excellent customizable reports."

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"The automation for scheduling software and doing software tests should be simplified because it's complex and too rigid.""The reports are not really customizable, which is something that they should improve on."

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"The product needs to have more integration capabilities.""What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to find out which interfaces took this long and I want to compare and measure improvement from one quarter to another quarter, the reporting mechanism within Rally is very troublesome. They have an Excel plugin that you're supposed to use, but you literally have to pull the raw data out before you can do the analysis. You can't do it within Rally, and if you can, it is a secret, and I don't know how to do it. It should have better, easier, and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in. It is very clunky. There is a lot of data in there, but it is not organized in such a way that makes it intuitive. You really have to kind of look for where do you put your documentation or dates. Some customization is available, but it is not plug-and-play like Jira. When I switched from TFS to Jira, I just went and started using Jira, whereas with Rally, you kind of have to really get in and figure out what you need to do before you set stuff up, or you're going to get yourself stuck. You can just start using Jira and be successful."

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  • "There is a community edition available, but if the price were lower for the addons then more people would use the full version."
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    We use the roadmap features, and we're getting better at using dates to use the roadmap so that we can see if we're on target for work.
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    The pricing of the solution is okay. It's reasonable. However, the licensing does increase according to the number of modules. Therefore, it can get expensive.
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    What I don't like about it is that it is really hard to find old work to reference information and use the reporting section of the application in terms of trying to analyze trends. If I am trying to… more »
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    CA Agile Central, Rally Enterprise, CA Agile Training, CA Agile Coaching, CA Agile Academy, CA Agile Management , CA ALM
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    Overview

    How to use Atlassian to manage application lifecycle

    Atlassian builds software to pull together all the elements of application lifecycle management. Product management, developers, Q/A, dev ops, and business stake holders all have their own ways of interacting with application lifecycle management and Atlassian splits up the process into a few buckets.

    1) Collaborate to plan and envision work

    Atlassian's Confluence is a collaboration platform for building and driving consensus. Call stake holders in to give approval, comment on, and share pages and integrate with the rest of the development toolchain.

    2) Build and track roadmaps

    Atlassian's JIRA Software offers incredibly flexible project management with custom workflows, plugins, and high visibility rollups through JIRA Portfolio. Issues can be embedded right in confluence, or be used to kick off new branches in version control. Keep everyone on the same page with project progress. 

    3) Track and deploy code

    Atlassian's Bitbucket is the world's most robust Git solution. The ability to deploy multiple-nodes with failover, global mirroring for super fast clones, and powerful code review control set it apart from competition. Bitbucket also has a mature plugin and hooks system that allows extensions and connection to a suite of CI software. 

    4) Support and Iterate

    Track support requests, bugs, and route users in the right direction with JIRA Service Desk. With the same custom workflow engine as JIRA Software, a tight integration with the rest of the stack, and a knowledge base function make it a powerful addition to the ALM stack. 

    5) Tie it together

    ChatOps helps tie every part of the ALM together. Get stake holders in the same room to manage a project, teams in the same page to manage their work, or plugin automated members to report on CI status, pull requests, page changes in Confluence, or bug reports. Like every piece of Atlassian's ALM there is a mature API for extending plugins and everything can be hosted behind your own firewall. 



    With Rally Software, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) SaaS platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record.

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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, NASA, Cisco, eBay, Redfin, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Gilt, CSIRO, Autodesk, The Daily Telegraph, CODE, Illumnia
    Physicians Mutual, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Editora Abril, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications, Seagate, TomTom, Philips, Hiscox, Physicians Mutual, MYOB
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Transportation Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise81%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian ALM vs. Rally Software and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Atlassian ALM is ranked 16th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews while Rally Software is ranked 10th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 2 reviews. Atlassian ALM is rated 8.6, while Rally Software is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Atlassian ALM writes "User-friendly, easy to set up, and has good integration with other Atlassian products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rally Software writes "Useful for seeing if we are on target for work, but it is not intuitive and should have easier and user-friendly reporting without having to use the Excel add-in". Atlassian ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Polarion ALM, IBM Rational ALM, Jira and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas Rally Software is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TFS, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and Blueprint Storyteller. See our Atlassian ALM vs. Rally Software report.

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