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ZOHO Sprints vs. GitLab

Zoho Sprints is a releatively new planning and tracking tool for agile teams. Launched in October 2017, the tool brings task management, kanban boards, epics, and other features to enable teams to organize and track their work.

FEATURES

Issue Weights

GitLab lets you manage issues using Agile practices by setting the weight of an issue.

Read our Issue Weights documentation

Milestones

Create and manage milestones at both the project and group levels, viewing all the issues for the milestone you’re currently working on, representing an Agile sprint or a release.

Learn more about Milestones

Issue Due Dates

In GitLab, you can set a due date for individual issues. This is very convenient if you have small tasks with a specific deadline.

Due dates documentation

Assignee

Assign a user to an issue or a merge request, indicating responsibility for it.

Documentation

Multiple Issue Assignees

Assign more than one person to an issue at a time.

Read our Multiple Assignees Documentation

Related Issues

Explicitly mark issues as related and track their status.

Learn more about Related Issues

Move Issue to Another Project

You can move issues between projects in GitLab. All links, history and comments will be copied and the original issue will reference the newly moved issue. This makes working with multiple issue trackers much easier.

Learn more about moving issues between projects

Burndown Charts

GitLab provides Burndown Charts as part of Milestones. This allows users to better track progress during a sprint or while working on a new version of their software.

Read our Burndown Chart Documentation

Todos

When a user is mentioned in or assigned to an issue or merge request it will be included in the user Todos, making the development workflow faster and easier to track.

Learn more about Todos

Hill Chart Status reporting

Hill charts make it simple to report the general status of a work item, issue, or project. Where before the top of the hill, the item is full of uncertaintly and unknowns, and after the crest of the hill, execution is clear sailing with fewer risks and unknowns.

Track Time Spent

Update and track the time spent on an issue or merge request.

Learn more about Time Tracking

Track Estimated Time Required

Update and track the estimated time required on an issue or merge request.

Learn more about Time Tracking

Advanced Time Tracking

Able to capture individual time reporting for specific assigned tasks and then to allocate labor costs to the appropriate project. Specific features would include: estimate, actual, cost, reporting.

Backlog Management

Able to capture and track future features, capabilities, and work in a consolodated and organized list which enables the team to organize, prioritize, accept, plan and start work on relevant items. The backlog is where future work is captured, defined, evaluated, and planned. Specific features would include: Backlog, user stories, issues, effort estimate, priority, backlog board.

DevOps Pipeline

Able to establish visibility into the end to end DevOps pipeline so the entire team is aware of pipeline status and can contribute to overall success. Specific features would include: visibility into status of pipeline

Portfolio Planning

Establishing strategic priorities and direction in order to govern the allocation of corporate resources to support specific business/IT initiatives. Strategic planning evaluates in-flight projects and proposed future initiatives to shape and govern the ongoing investment in projects and discretionary work. Able to model and optimize different portfolio investment scenarios to determine the ideal funding combinations to meet strategic priorities. Specific features would include: Proposals, epics, backlog, strategic alignment, estimation, prioritization, what-if, monte-carlo simulation, optimization.

Scrum

Able to support the time-boxed (sprint) approach of the Agile -Scrum software delivery. Specific features would include: Issues, scrum boards, burndown charts, burn up.

Kanban

Able to support the flow based approach of Agile - Kanban software delivery. Specific features would include: Issues, Kanban boards, burn up, cumulative flow diagram.

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) - Essential SAFe

Able to support the key principles and practices of the Essential SAFe configuration., Agile Release Train, (a combined CD pipeline where multiple projects align to release), Planning Increment (PI) Planning (cadence driven project planning/ vision)

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) - Lean Portfolio Management

Provides support for the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management. Specific features would include: Release Train, Lean Portfolio Management.

Out-of-the-box Agile Reporting

Teams have access to more than a dozen out-of-the-box reports with real-time, actionable insights into how their team is performing sprint over sprint. Example reports are sprint burndown, epic burndown, cumulative flow diagram, velocity chart, burn up chart, and sprint report.

Read our Burndown Chart Documentation

Product Roadmap

Establishing the product vision and strategy to organize, govern and shape the effort of the multi-disciplinary team building specific business services. The Product Roadmap is based on specific business goals and objectives, manages high level requirements, prioritizes future features, allocates resources, tracks progress and measures business results linked to the business strategy. Specific features would include: Product Strategy, Idea Gathering, Requirements Management, Resource Management, Feedback Collection, Milestone Tracking, Release Management, Workflow Management, Feature Tracking/Deviation, Roadmap Analytics, Centralized Notes, Report Generation, Imports, API/SDK, Conflict Management, and Customized Alerting.

Portfolio Management

Plan and track work at the project and portfolio level. Manage capacity and resources together with Portfolio Management.

Learn more about Portfolio Management

Allow edits from upstream maintainers in a fork

When a user opens a merge request from a fork, they are given the option to allow upstream maintainers to collaborate with them on the source branch. This allows the maintainers of the upstream project to make small fixes or rebase branches before merging, reducing the back and forth of accepting community contributions.

Application performance monitoring

GitLab collects and displays performance metrics for deployed apps, leveraging Prometheus. Developers can determine the impact of a merge and keep an eye on their production systems, without leaving GitLab.

Learn more about monitoring deployed apps

Application performance alerts

GitLab allows engineers to seamlessly create service level indicator alerts and be notified of any desired events, all within the same workflow where they write their code.

Learn more about creating SLI alerts

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