LeanKit by Planview

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LeanKit is a visual project and process management tool helping businesses manage and organize their future projects.

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LeanKit by Planview review by <span>Jordan W.</span>
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Dev workflow tool

What do you like best?

Leankit makes seeing your own tasks very easy. I like that as soon as a task is ready to go into testing I receive an email stating that I have been assigned to a card and testing is ready to begin. It also makes it a lot easier to see what we have waiting in our stand up, what we have waiting as a priority and if and why a card has been blocked.

What do you dislike?

If I had to say something it would probably be the mobile app, however it is still a great tool just needs to be updated a bit to mirror the web app

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend Leankit, you can start a free trial and have a look for yourself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this in our daily stand up, it saves us a lot of time where we can filter between the different assignee's and different priorities/card types.

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LeanKit by Planview review by <span>Matt C.</span>
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Development Team Workflow using Leankit

What do you like best?

Leankit makes it really easy to see what tasks i've been assigned to and where they are in the development process.

Using the comments system allows me to communicate with different members of the team.

We use the api to send information between leankit and zendesk which is very easy to use.

When needed to, I've contacted support via Twitter and always got a prompt reply.

What do you dislike?

At times i wish there was more customisation on cards, for example when a card moves into a lane it would be good if you specify some rules about what's in the card.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows members of the team to see what's on their task list and where other people are with different tasks.

Used in our daily stand up meeting and is easy to switch between the different assignee's.

Moved over from Jira and the workflow process greatly improved.

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LeanKit by Planview review by <span>Matthew B.</span>
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Tools for Development Control

What do you like best?

This Kanban style board is full of features and very easy to use. Our team had been playing with Trello, then Jira, but all seemed to not really fit what we were after. Once we found Leankit, we tried their Demo and signed up for a free trial. It must have taken us no more than two days to come to the conclusion this was what we needed.

If you are familiar with Kanban then this board will make sense. There are a number of example boards to start with to get you up and running, each with defined cards. The ability to colour cards and assign users each with an avatar makes the whole single view very quick and simple to use.

With each stand up we are able to go through the current work load quickly and efficiently. We are able to see the backlog and able to prioritize the cards as needed.

What do you dislike?

The mobile App is not as good as the Webapp which is excellent. They could invest a little more into the mobile app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Create an account and start the free trial. Do not shy away from the leankit contact who in my case was very helpful. I would really suggest giving it a go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This helps my development team to achieve continuous improvement. We have become a lot better at delivering more projects, quickly. This has made a difference to the team and how they feel towards the incoming projects.

LeanKit by Planview review by User in Industrial Automation
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Eco-friendly Kanban

What do you like best?

Task visualization & collaboration: This is the new age of post-its. It's a great way to collaborate on team tasks, to define owners and due dates. Color coding and icons help team members visualize activities and any dependencies or block that could be preventing progress.

What do you dislike?

Clunky metric reporting - some metric reports we run rely on searching for scope or icon information. Here capitalization matters, and when you have over 200 users - it's hard to make sure they are all using the appropriate spelling or tags. There are also limitations to tracking comment information or history when cards get deleted.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool my team uses to track SAFe stories and dependencies. I enjoy using the visual platform to track assigned tasks, completion dates, and anything that may be causing a block or delay. This tool is working well for our development projects, so far we have not collected enough data to determine if this is actually keeping us on track, but it is helping prevent scope creep and prioritize resource utilization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this software to help us implement SAFe Agile team tracking - this has supported our development engineering teams to help maintain project schedules and minimize scope creep.

LeanKit by Planview review by Internal Consultant in Financial Services
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No more Status reports

What do you like best?

ability to see multiple groups across the enterprise and what they are focusing on.

What do you dislike?

Reporting is still a little limited, for those manager that need a piece of paper there isn't a easy way to create a good report to show all the tasks being worked on by user, or by team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The hardest part is getting users to try and consistently updating the boards. But once they realize the benefits like no more status reports, one spot to track all tasks (so something doesn't drop off the radar and you get yelled at), and cross group collaboration the product will become the main point for tracking task. This isn't a great end to end integrated application release task manager, there are other tools that do that better. But for normal every day tasks and repeatable tasks this is a great product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Collaboration and openness on what is being worked on across multiple groups. if something catches your eye or impacts your team that another team is working on you can get ahold of them early rather than after they are done with the deployment.

LeanKit by Planview review by <span>Alicia C.</span>
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Confusing when you add a lot of cards. Only useful for a high-level overview. Not the best in class.

What do you like best?

The support was fantastic, quick replies and actual people ready to assist. They were not global, however, so you had to work with EU timezone.

What do you dislike?

It looks very confusing when actually used in detail. The more cards you add, the more confusing it looks. I would only use if you need to display a very high-level overview of a project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd only recommend using this if you plan to use minimal amounts of cards. Too much detail/tasks/owners makes it very confusing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management across multiple workstreams and locations in an agile environment, including notifications, uploads, reports, etc.

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