TechValidate Research on CA Agile Central

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718 Customers Surveyed

5,107 Data Points Collected

106 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study



Selected Research Highlights


CA Agile Central Customer Research

Challenges to Doing Your Job Well

Which of the following challenges has the largest impact on your ability to do your job well?

Managing dependencies across teams
67%
Aligning work to strategic business objectives
55%
Creating accurate & predictable work plans
54%
Accounting for unplanned work
51%
Tracking and reporting on work
49%
Understanding the impact of changes on plan delivery
49%
Measuring achievement of business outcomes/KPIs
42%
Estimating work
42%
Knowing if you are working on the right things
29%

CA Agile Central Customer Statistic

Agile Central Helps Manage Priority Shifts

Two-thirds of surveyed organizations realized a 45-60% improvement in their ability to manage changing priorities

CA Agile Central Customer Research

Large organization challenges

Which of the following challenges has the largest impact on your ability to do your job well?

Managing dependencies across teams
60%
Creating accurate & predictable work plans
52%
Aligning work to strategic business objectives
48%
Tracking and reporting on work
46%
Accounting for unplanned work
44%
Measuring achievement of business outcomes/KPIs
43%
Understanding the impact of changes on plan delivery
41%
Estimating work
38%
Knowing if you are working on the right things
28%

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 Statistic

CA Agile Central helps improve time to market

Nearly half of surveyed organizations realized a 45% or more improvement in their time to market & ability to deliver on-time since adoption



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