Selecting Agile Tools Is Best Option

Aug. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Adopting agile environments is nothing new for organizations because of the host of benefits related to it. However, adopting such an environment comes with ever growing challenges for an organization as it involves coordinating and managing multiple groups, locations, projects. Moreover project complexity further enhances because agile environments continues to change plans and priorities in real time. With right Agile Tools these challenges can be easily won along with maximizing the value and success of agile development activities.

The first step for a successful tool selection is doing your homework in order to define the requirements before approaching the tool marketplace. As a matter of fact such a step tremendously helps in saving time for rest of the tool selection procedure because an organization have a clear understanding of its expectations as well as requirements.

As a start with agile environment most of the organization utilize traditional tools that lacks some of the important features like agile planning and tracking by release or iteration, prevents enabling simple changes to plans as well as priorities and lacks using features like user stories, product backlog or requirements as primary planning asset.
Selecting free and cheap Agile Tools no doubt have less monetary risk, but the organization must be aware of investment in time and money for such tools. Imagine an organization spends thousands of dollars for licenses of a test automation tool to learn the tool is completely inefficient when it comes to critical application. And if such a condition is discovered in the middle of project development the entire money as well as time is wasted completely. Thus, opting for reliable and trusted tools is highly recommended to prevent such frustrating situation.

Each organization has its own way of working when it comes to organizational structure, terminology, product planning, project scheduling and tracking and reporting. Thus the selected tools must have the capability to fit as much of the flexibility possible and the each organization define, organize as well as plan according to unique organizational requirement.

Support is very important for any software tools and Agile Tools are not an exception. Understanding how efficient the selected vendor is would prove to be saving time when support for desired tools is required. Knowing about the possible bugs, knowing how well the vendor responds when requested for support helps an organization to take informative and wise decision.
These criteria are the simple ways no doubt, but are very effective for a successful Agile Tools selection.

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