Aug. 10, 2012
-- The platform of agile tools is introduced to the IT industry to increase productivity. This in turn helps you to enjoy the development of custom applications, which a sensible substitute to buying and modifying packages. By using Agile Tools you will surely make your IT department even more productive to business users' applications. By using these tools you can also avoid the piled up backlogs and make you resources ardent to the upcoming demands. Many studies have shown that around 60% to 80% of the cost of an original application is later required for upgrading and maintenance of the new features that are later added after the first version hits the market. Often engineers design the next set of new applications really fast; even then you will have a change of cost during the entire usage span of the application. This makes the agile tools really valuable ones in the IT industry since years.
The Agile Tools are specially made for supreme technologies and ensure that the IT applications are consistent and serves well even after considerable changes are made to them. The best of the agile tools sets aside the unwanted result of the change all across the application layers, rectifies the sections that can be mechanically corrected, and notifies you of supplementary corrections you have to do manually. Some of the useful Agile Tools are as follows --
Agilefant – It is a web-based tool that is written on Java. Active changes are constantly being made to this tool. With lots of useful feature, Agilefant helps you to create products, iterations, projects, themes and has time tracking, burn down chart, user stories and people allocations management.
XPlanner – One of the first web based agile tools, it features an extensive range of advantages. This tool is used by many companies; however the last developed model was released on May-2006. It helps in integrated time tracking.
Agilo – This tool is still under active development and has useful features like integrated wiki, burn down charts, timeline and dashboard.
XPStoryStudio – Although this tool is not as polished as the other ones, but it is definitely useful with its personalized features. It was released in beta version in 2004 and the development stopped ever since. Some of the features include user stories with tasks, and iterations; however usability and functionality is not that good.
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