2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with IBM Engineering Workflow Management?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Engineering Workflow Management.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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DS
Vice President Delivery - Enterprise Solutions and Infrastructure Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-11-18T03:58:14Z
Nov 18, 2021

One of the downfalls of this product is that we are not able to customize it for our specific requirements. I'm not sure whether that's an issue with the product or with the company's implementation.

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SC
Manager, Digital Engineering at Harman International
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2021-02-24T15:33:46Z
Feb 24, 2021

Unfortunately, the solution is very heavily vendor dependent. It requires a strong partnership with IBM, and you rely on them for fixes or access to certain things. There are new fixes all the time and each new fix can bring in a new functionality. The development aspect is not well aligned. There's a requirement tool, a testing tool, a project management tool, a reporting tool. They are separate but all work on one platform although they don't function that way. It can take some time to figure out where the responsibility for a problem lies. They need one team rather than inefficient multiple teams. Another issue is that the solution is not yet supported on Docker.

AH
Applications Developer Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
Sep 24, 2019

We are currently using version four, but we looked at versions five and six and they are getting better and better. They're making planning easier. In version six they have something called a Quick Planner which would be nice to have in our version. In fact, if many of the features they have in five and six could be offered in four as well, that would be beneficial to us. Some administrative tasks are difficult to perform. These could be simplified. For example: setup sprint/iteration period - start and end. It may be simple to have a button to End Sprint / Start new Sprint and the application handle setup and definition. Another example in user holiday's handling to have one click to apply general holiday that applies to all team members.

Nitin Kaushik - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2018-08-14T11:13:00Z
Aug 14, 2018

A lot of room for improvement: * Report generation (.xls, .pdf) from filters. * "Contributor list" and "enumeration list" in plans and reporting. * Extending JavaScript support. * Team availability calendar on dashboard and plans. * Automatic subscription of users to dedicated types of work items, but not all of them. * Plan modifications from widgets to dashboards, if the option is displayed.

it_user872193 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Product Maintenance at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
May 16, 2018

Upgrades, even minor versions, seem too labour intensive, especially with the enhanced objects, which is why the Jazz platform should be so good.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 24, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Nitin Kaushik - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
Aug 14, 2018
It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements. Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition.
AH
Applications Developer Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24, 2019
We see the solution as cost-effective. You get what you pay for.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 18, 2021
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Engineering Workflow Management, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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Nitin Kaushik - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
Aug 14, 2018
Overall, it is a good solution. It is flexible and adaptable. Consider reviews before investing a fortune on it.
AH
Applications Developer Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24, 2019
We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others considering using the solution to have expertise in the solution from the beginning. Have someone who understands the tool and can help you utilize its features and you'll get an ROI right from the start. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.
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