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TechValidate Research on CA Agile Central

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467 Customers Surveyed

3,359 Data Points Collected

34 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study



Selected Research Highlights


CA Agile Central Customer Testimonial

On Recommending CA Agile Central

Yes, I absolutely do, as CA goes far beyond my expectations.

Arturo Carrion, Engineer, Walt Disney World

CA Agile Central Case Study

American Association Of Insurance Services (AAIS)

Introduction

This case study of American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) is based on a December 2016 survey of CA Agile Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We really needed a cross-functional view of initiatives.”

“I would recommend CA Agile Central to companies who need the full set of features the product provides and have the resources and commitment to implementing agile as a discipline across the enterprise.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Agile Central:

  • Challenges experienced prior to working with CA Agile Central:
    • A lack of cross-project visibility
    • An inability to coordinate delivery across multiple teams, groups, and departments
    • An inability to meet deadlines
    • A slow time to market
  • Business drivers for selecting the CA Agile Central platform and engaging in Agile coaching/consulting:
    • Get real-time visibility into work and progress
    • Increase productivity, predictability, and efficiency
  • Used the following tool to plan, track, and manage development work before switching to CA Agile Central:
    • Nothing

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of CA Agile Central that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is using (or used) the CA Agile Central platform + Agile Coaching / Agile Transformation Consulting.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Agile Central:

  • Chose CA Agile Central over the following evaluated companies:
    • JIRA
    • Microsoft Project
  • Realized improvements in the following aspects of the organization since adopting the CA Agile Central platform:
    • Time to market / ability to deliver on-time: 30-45%
    • Visibility into WIP: > 60%
    • Alignment between strategy & execution: > 60%
    • Software quality: > 60%
    • Ability to manage changing priorities: > 60%
  • Rated CA Agile Central’s capabilities as compared to the competition:
    • Portfolio and scenario planning: superior
    • Iteration and release planning: superior
    • Support for SAFe, scaling methodologies, and Kanban: superior
    • Tracking work in process (ie – statuses, dependencies, milestones): superior
    • Performance metrics and analytics: superior
  • Agreed with the following statements:
    • CA Agile Central helps them keep their development teams’ work aligned with the company’s high-level business initiatives
    • Using CA Agile Central has helped them better collaborate across teams, projects, programs, and departments

CA Agile Central Customer Research

Stop Stalling… Start Solving

Challenges our customers experience prior to selecting CA Agile Central

Lack of cross-project visibility
58%
Inability to coordinate delivery across multiple teams, groups, and departments
53%
Inefficient scalability process for connecting strategy to execution
37%
Inability to meet deadlines
27%
Slow time to market
26%

CA Agile Central Customer Research

Agile Central Benefits: A Customer View

Improvements since adopting the Agile Central platform.

>60% 60-45% 45-30% 30-15% <15%
Time to market / ability to deliver on-time

26%

23%

22%

19%

10%

Visibility into work in progress

54%

22%

15%

6%

3%

Alignment between strategy & execution

32%

27%

20%

13%

8%

Software quality

27%

22%

21%

20%

10%

Ability to manage changing priorities

42%

24%

19%

12%

3%

CA Agile Central Customer Testimonial

On Getting up to Speed

[CA Agile Central is] easy to use, and the learning curve is less than others.

Ravi Gompa, IT Manager, International Business Machines Corporation



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