Agile PM Tools (Hosted)
Update: I've created a site to compare and review agile tools.
(Updated 2/6/08 to include Wrike, also see the list of self hosted tools)
I've been researching agile PM tools to decide if we want to continue using our existing tool, switch to another or go 100% manual.
There are a few vendors that provide a hosted service:
- Rally Community (free, but limited to 5 users, a single project and minimal charting)
- BaseCamp (not really agile, but widely used)
- VersionOne Team (nice system I've used before and like. The Team version is limited to 5 users)
- Acunote (new to me, seems very complete)
- Jira/Confluence Enterprise (an issue tracking system, but combined with GreenHopper can be very agile)
- ExtremePlanner Live (nice simple system)
- TargetProcess On-demand (new to me, seems similar to V1 and Rally)
- VersionOne Enterprise (unlimited users)
- OnTime Pro (not agile out of the box, but can be customized to support, similar to JIRA+Confluence in that underneath it is an issue tracker and a wiki)
- Rally Enterprise (unlimited users & projects)
- Mingle (seems to cover the bases - agile tracking + wiki, but very expensive)
- Wrike (new to me, seems similar to Acunote with lots of support for distributed teams)
There are 3 clear groupings for me. Free or nearly free which includes Rally Community, BaseCamp and VersionOne Team. The middle group ranges from $2,400-$3,200. Starting with Extreme Planner Live you are looking at from $7,500-$17,000.
If I had a very small team I would look at Rally Community or V1 Team. For a larger teams I think AcuNote hits the sweet spot. If I had a distributed team Wrike would be worth checking out.
This is not to say that I am refuting our move away from iterations etc. into the "Post Agile" world, rather I am releasing the results of work I did leading up to that decision.