I wrote a couple of articles in favor of Rallydev because I am using it and I manage very well but to be fair I think everyone have to use a trial version of VersionOne after deciding to use Rallydev.
Nowadays, I would like to post some differences that folks of VersionOne said. They mentioned five topics in VersionOne versus Rallydev which I will mention in the next paragraph:
- Agile Your Way
Give your teams the flexibility to work the way they want; to do agile their way. Let them choose the methodology that works best for them with customizable methodology templates (Scrum, XP, Kanban, AgileUP, etc.), custom workflows, dedicated project workspaces and configurable terminology. In contrast, Rally provides a prescriptive, ‘one-sized fits all’ solution that makes your team do agile the Rally way.
- Easy to Adopt and Use
Designed with the sole purpose of making agile easier, our user interface is proven to dramatically accelerate tool training and user adoption. In addition, TeamRooms are dedicated, streamlined team-based environments that help agile developers focus on getting their job done. PlanningRooms are dedicated environments for program managers and product owners to plan, track progress, measure progress and adjust plans over time. In contrast, Rally doesn’t offer a process-centric UI. Nor do they provide TeamRooms or PlanningRooms.
- Custom Reporting and Visualization
Basic reporting provides most of the data you require with 50+ agile metrics and reports. Custom reporting helps you deliver advanced data and SAFe™ metrics specific to your business. VersionOne provides the most feature-rich web-based agile report writing and dashboarding option available. Scalable reporting and agile visualizations provide teams with comprehensive visibility across their projects. In contrast, Rally provides limited reporting options and poor agile visualization capabilities.
- Flexible Deployment Options
Offering both on-premise and on-demand models, VersionOne provides the options your IT organization needs to support your unique requirements. And, you’re not locked in – if you later decide to change your hosting option – converting is a snap. VersionOne on-premise options are installable and don’t require a vendor appliance, unlike the on-premise option from Rally – something many security executives won’t permit within your firewall.
- Cross-Project Teams and Workspaces
VersionOne provides enterprise-level rollup reporting across multiple project workspaces and cross-project teams. Custom workspaces support unique process configurations without sacrificing visibility, reporting and analytics across the portfolio. By contrast, Rally provides no true support for cross-project teams and an awkward approach to rolling up project data into enterprise views.
If you want to read the whole paper go to http://www.versionone.com/vs/versionone-vs-rally/ Then you have a lot of knowledge and evidence to decide which is one.
Last but not least, you won’t be best Agile company to use one or other software.