VersionOne

VersionOne

4 / 5 21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Agile project management teams of any size around the world.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • VersionOne
  • www.versionone.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About VersionOne

VersionOne is an all-in-one enterprise agile solution for software organizations scaling agile. From discovery to delivery, VersionOne uniquely scales to any number of organizational levels and supports methodologies such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Enterprise Scrum, Kanban, DAD, LeSS, or a Hybrid approach. Whether a small team just starting out with agile or a global enterprise scaling agile, VersionOne customers get the best solutions in the industry backed by the pioneers in a


VersionOne Features

  • Administrator Level Control
  • Defect Tracking
  • Iteration Planning
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Requirements Review
  • Task Management
  • Test Case Tracking
  • User Level Management
  • Version Control
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Data Mapping
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Capture
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Design
  • Process Simulation
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Collaboration
  • Content Import / Export
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Requirements Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Budget Management
  • Issue Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Event Monitoring
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Help Desk Management
  • Project Management
  • Resource Management

VersionOne Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Works well

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Team rooms are great for planning and tracking. Makes it easy to keep track of stories, defect, and epics.

Cons: It seems like the site changes every time you login. Although the constant improvement is appreciated, it can be frustrating when things move around frequently.

Secure info, needs improvements

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We purchased this because it was more secure than the software we used previously. It was important for us to protect the projects we were working on.

Cons: Our developers created several Google Chrome plugins to enhance the features of Version One. We needed a way to sort and color code our branded projects. We needed a way to show how old a card was getting. We needed a way to add a deadline for a card. Etc, etc.

Not wowed

Aug 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Software did it's intended purpose. It helped track our Agile stories in an organization where Agile is 2 years into implementation.

Cons: Not intuitive or easy to use. Search function did not make sense. Data is not aligned properly and it's aesthetically clumsy.

Great tool to help you make better decisions providing visibility

Apr 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: VersionOne is one of the finest agile tool. It helps team be more agile and show the details of time spent vs time remaining to help plan and execute in a sprint

Pros: Reporting is awesome

Cons: It can get very clicky, there should be more shortcuts

A very good software, with the best in market features.

Feb 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Best in class features - a comprehensive bouquet of all the necessary features.
2. Good UI and even better usability.

Cons: Only one that is pricing.

Overall: This is the premium software when it comes to project management - esp Agile. It has the best features such as creating stories, sub-stories - ease of splitting a story into two sub- stories was superb.
Also the features such as tracking the story progress with all the test-cases, design etc being attached under/to the story was very useful feature.

Tracking the burn-down charts and velocity very helpful especially in the sprint review meetings.

Only down-side was the pricing. The top(fortune 500) companies could easily afford this - especially who had:
1) the infrastructure to host the system,
2) Users scattered all over the globe
3) A strong local network with robust firewalls.
4) A strong urge to be secure (eg the pharma or financial institutions)

But when it comes to tier- II companies, who are looking to save costs at every opportunity, maybe not prefer this...might consider JIRA Agile or others.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a company with more focus on security and reliability, look no further than this one.

Great visuals and customization of Story boards

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Customize your own storyboard whether following methods such as scrum, kanban and agile. Each user can tinker their view and have tasks setup for easy workflow and managed deployments.

Greate agile development planner

Dec 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sprint planner, storyboard, burndown chart.

Overall: I have used VersionOne extensively in a few of my companies. Our product managers use it to create and prioritize backlogs. Dev team leads create tasks and allocates hours to them. This then gets sorted into releases and sprints. And finally scrum masters use this to track daily progress.

VersionOne - a good tracking tool

Oct 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I used VersionOne on a daily basis to input stories, tasks, acceptance tests, and regression tests. For the most part it is a good tool to work out of current iteration. It takes familiarity of options and navigation to get the most out of your experience

Pros: Data is retained well and can be found. It is nice that it is a web based service so you can access it from work or remotely whenever needed. Metrics are good for those that know how to customize the screen and data.

Cons: Regression Test planning is not so great. You can't reuse a Regression Plan that you created before. It is an exercise to create the regression testing containers each time we have a hardening phase. When you switch to a different project, it changes the project for your login. This makes it difficult to be in one project (maybe looking at past data) and input into another project. Format of text in fields is not always so great

Recommendations to other buyers: VersionOne will work for your organization, but plan ahead for regression testing as that will be a time consuming task to input the tests and test containers, without the ability to reuse in future hardening iterations.

Good Agile program for software development company

Dec 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: VersionOne keeps our past, present, and future work all in one place. Searching generally helps me find what I'm looking for.

Cons: The fonts and formatting when writing in tasks or tests is not very good - especially when using numbered entries, bullets, or copying and pasting.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get a good structure for test plans for regression tests in mind before committing in VersionOne, otherwise you may have to reproduce your work to get it in right containers.

VersionOne Review

Dec 21, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The storyboard view and taskboard view are pretty straightforward and easy to use.

Cons: - Outside of the storyboard and taskboard view things get really complicated to use and find. - Estimably can't be used if a story has already been pulled into an iteration, this is really aggravating with with our workflow. I've heard that when we've contacted VersionOne about it, they've told us "that's the way it's supposed to be". It's very frustrating that our software is trying to dictate our workflow rather than just help us along. - UI/UX could use an overhaul. There is just way too much going on on any given screen.

Recommendations to other buyers: Hire a VersionOne expert or be prepared to be confused and frustrated.

A good option for tracking projects in an Agile environment

Dec 21, 2015
4/5
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3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I found VersionOne to have an intuitive interface that made project and sprint tracking easy.

Cons: Application did not have a friendly interface for tracking tests implementing test plans. In particular, establishing and tracking regression tests was extremely cumbersome.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a small company that is just starting out with Agile, VersionOne is better than Rally. Unfortunately, both of those applications are probably more (in function and price) than you really need.

Good product, needs interface work.

Dec 21, 2015
4/5
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3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: V1 does a good job of guiding an organization to use proper scrum methodology, while allowing for many customizations.

Cons: The interface is a little clunky. Some of the add ons don't work in the manner you'd think.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you can look past the interface issues, it's a great way to track your org's agile practices. I haven't yet seen a piece of software accomplish this without interface problems, so until then v1 is a solid choice.

A powerful tool with almost too many options.

Dec 15, 2015
3/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: A wealth of options and the standup dashboard is great for standups or status meetings.

Cons: The test features are somewhat unintuitive and it's not clear on how to create test and regression suites.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try to find something that fits all of your teams needs, not just TPMs or development.

Great company with a solid vision and plan to get there

Dec 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: While I view the tool as the least important part of an Agile transformation as it has to be an enable of people and process, it cannot be a prohibitor and it must keep pace with the changing landscape. VersionOne has always been quick to solicit feedback and then adjust their roadmap to enable the capabilites such as SAFe. We have been able to expand the use of VersionOne beyond development into other areas of our business and had great success. Their willingness to integrate with other tools, including other ALM vendors like JIRA is a strong bonus.

Cons: There are always features that a different vendor may do in a way that generates a question as to why VersionOne doesn't do it that way. Prior to their decision to integrate with JIRA, this was a challenge for several of our teams that use JIRA for issue tracking.

Recommendations to other buyers: Treat the tool as an enabler of Agile/Lean and not as the solution to "going Agile". Their professional services can assist with the "going Agile", but the tool should be evaluated based on how well it enables the direction the company wants to take Agile.

Excellent project tracking and management tool

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
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Pros: I used VersionOne while working on a software product and phone app for Lutron Electronics that helped end the user control wireless shades at the touch of a button. VersionOne enables me to manage software bugs, project deadlines, and end user feedback on an interconnected and robust framework. VersionOne provides a holistic view of an IT project, and fits right in with Agile development. Compared to TFS for .NET projects, it is at par or better in almost all respects.

Cons: Inconsistent customer service was an issue once or twice, but could have just been a bad day.

Recommendations to other buyers: My advice would be to set benchmarks for each criteria and compare the software against those benchmarks. Compare the software with similar products used in the past (such as TFS in the case of VersionOne). Think about how the software helped you improve your team's performance in terms of measurable metrics.

Zero Retention UI

Mar 27, 2014
3/5
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Comments: Have used this product for the last 5 years. Though it definitely has improved in five years and it more usable, I still find the usability of the UI very clunky and over complicated. To me it looks like a the UI is a mirror of the DB below it and this is never a good thing. They have added Defect tracking and I am not aware of any good integration with Team Forge. The key to good scrum teams is letting the teams collaborate and keeping out of their way. Personally I think this tool is a upper managers/project managers dream and a practitioners nightmare. Defect tracking should be done in your source collaboration tools or at least integrated well. Perhaps the integration is my companies fault, but the usability definitely is not. Last time I counted no less than for fields named ToDo.

Very flexible agile tool

Jan 30, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: Been systemadmin/teamcoach scaling VersionOne from 25 to 500 users over the past few years. The tool is very flexible, and fits agile and kanban teams perfect. It integrates with most common IDEs and lots of tools for testing, bugtracking, build etc. Your needs can be met with different editions, spanning from the free team-edition for 10 users, to the very feature-rich ultimate edition, that can visualize products/projects/programs and the whole organization. The company provides consultancy and really cares about your agile transforming efforts.

Agile Your Way

Jan 29, 2014
5/5
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Comments: I've been an Agile Coach and VersionOne System Administrator for 2 years and this is one great tool. Having used other Agile Project Management tools that had a significant learning curve I can say that VersionOne is far easier for teams to pick up and learn. VersionOne's biggest strength is that teams are able to work they way they need to without the tool getting in the way. VersionOne becomes a valuable tool that teams can leverage to manage their work and enhance their agility.

Pros: Incredibly easy to learn. Scales easily across large organizations. VersionOne technical and sales team go above and beyond for their clients. Customizable.

Cons: The tool is so flexible that you really need to understand the long term impacts before making changes such as adding custom or required fields. I recommend partnering with VersionOne's technical team to optimize your configuration.

Great Software from Teams to Enterprise

Jan 28, 2014
5/5
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Comments: I have been a VersionOne user for 5 years and an administrator of the system for 1 year. I have also used multiple PPM tools and can say that I really like VersionOne the best. It can work for small teams all the way up to Enterprise-wide. I am a big fan of the TeamRoom feature that allows the team to focus on the work for the current iteration and the Epic Timeline. VersionOne is also working with each release to create more visual views which is really helpful for executives.

Pros: Customizable to different teams' needs Can do both Scrum and Kanban Built in reporting Quick support turnaround time

Cons: Doesn't have a quick way to search via tags or labels

Happy Product Owners: VersionOne helps my teams deliver value!

Jan 28, 2014
4/5
Overall

Comments: VersionOne helps my scrum teams be more efficient, and focused on customer delivery over process busy work. The interface is easy to learn and use, and it works pretty much like the paper boards we started using pre-VersionOne. The epics X-function working across the org, and teams rooms help improve efficiency.

Pros: Easy to Learn. Many ways to customize the overall look, and options from the org level down to the team views. The use of EPICS allows our teams to communicate and collaborate better. Using Team Rooms simplifies our group mechanics.

Cons: The VersionOne reporting and analytics are not as strong as the app itself. V1's APIs are helpful, and needed in some cases, to create management ready reporting. I Still find myself using the handy export to Excel features for reports too often.

Best ALM platform if you plan to scale agile

Jan 28, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: We started with VersionOne for just a team or two. As more teams have transformed to agile, it has been super easy to get new folks up and running.

Pros: We were using Rally before, and you just can't beat the customization capabilities VersionOne has. Reporting and analytics are way easier, robust. Also my teams love VersionOne's TeamRoom feature; they see only the data they need to do their jobs.

Cons: VersionOne can do much more than JIRA or other basic tools, but that means more features to learn. Word to the wise: Invest a little extra to get a coach in there up front and your teams will get much more out of it.