Venticento Studio

Herogami

5 / 5 1 review

Who Uses This Software?

Software development consulting firms and software development shops leveraring Agile methodologies, both project and product oriented.


Average Ratings

1 Review
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.99/month
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing based on users/projects tiers
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Venticento Studio
  • www.venticentostudio.it/
  • Italy

About Herogami

Herogami is the swiss-army knife of Agile teams. Sporting a complete set of tools for planning, tracking and sharing information, Herogami helps Agile teams to manage both small and large portfolios of projects and scales functionally to deliver a foundation of Agile project management concepts and features like: - Sprints planning and execution with stories and issues - Backlog prioritization based on WIP limits - Kanban boards and swimlanes - Shared calendars, documents repos and wikis


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Herogami Features

  • 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

Herogami Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Excellent value for money, capable platform for Agile projects with remote/global teams

Apr 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick setup, ease of use, features-rich. The UI scales from a tablet-size screen up to large 30-inch monitors. The software is very fast and data entry for stories and issues is very well designed: data entry in Herogami is effective and quick and this is especially true when entering issues, which is a pain in other competing products. The visual Kanban boards are very clear and cards are well organized, there's multiple views to choose from, including swimlanes based on a large number of attributes. Effort planning and tracking is available as well as "active notes" that send comments via emails. Herogami notifies relevant events via email: assign / reassign, closing, notes and comment being entered, etc. Every action is recorded and listed in the project / sprint timeline with links to the entities being modified, this is actually very impressive. The UI is very, very clean and elegant and this contributes to the overall ease of use: our development team was quick to get up to speed with the platform that, literally, felt into our process like none we tested before. This has happened most likely by virtue of its conceptual underlyling clarity and sharpness.

Cons: The product is very flexible. In order to fully leverage all the features you want to spend some time with it. Yet the admin / setup UI is very clear (it's not Jira!) and taking it for a spin is a breeze. Document upload features may benefit from some drag'n'drop hot spots.

Overall: Our team is sparse and remotely located, with developers living far away from each other. Running a software development consulting firm with a remote teams requires a project tracking tool that is available 24 by 7 and does not get in the way. We found that Herogami provides the right balance in terms of features completeness, ergonomics and cost. The platform is available in the cloud at a very convenient rate and and team setup is a breeze. Projects can be created in a matter of seconds and staff allocated. Agile practices are fully supported (sprints, stories, issues, backlog) and the shared wiki plays a roles in tracking project specs as well as review meetings. Document management and the shared project calendars are also a plus. Overall the platform does a lot for what it costs. Interfacing customer support was a breeze and they responded in a matter of hours. Overall the product is solid and is considerable easier to use than other comparable platforms in the Agile market.

Recommendations to other buyers: The company offers the option of hosting it on your own server, I have not explored this path but it's worth checking.