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Likelihood to Recommend

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management.However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

If someone is already using ALM Octane, then it is worth the pain to go through the upgrade process to get the current versions. If you need it to tie into Jira, it can do that. Just be prepared for a rough road. If you have some other product that you use for DevOps, PM, and QA, you will probably be better off sticking with what you have. DaVita also uses TFS, but not in a full implementation (i.e. not with a build server for code deployment), so for them, ALM makes a lot of sense. If you are using TFS with a build server, there are other methodologies that won't end up making you want to pull your hair out trying to make it integrate with what you are using.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Planview LeanKit

  • Okta Integration: We love using SSO for all our SaaS apps, and as new team members join, they can be automatically joined to the appropriate LeanKit boards.
  • Filtering and viewing: Can filter and refine by several fields as well as custom fields. Assigned Users, Tagged, Card Type, Date, etc
  • Their analytics and reporting can be helpful for PMs, especially if they have several teams they oversee.
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • Bug-logging and keeping track of the bug status.
  • Integration with DevOps to do continuous testing.
  • Keeping coordination between development and testing teams.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • The integration to Synchronizer is very difficult to implement.
  • The integration to Jira was very hard to get working.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Usability

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.1
Based on 4 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Reliability and Availability

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Performance

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Never experienced major slowness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Support Rating

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Customer support is very good takes minimal time to resolve the issue and always takes feedback seriously to improve the application.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Alternatives Considered

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

Micro Focus ALM Octane use at DaVita goes back beyond my starting with them three years ago. They have used it as part of DevOps as well as for performance measurement of software releases in combo with HP Performance Center (a great combination). Jira is well suited to managing bug reports and development processes with Agile and Scrum, but ALM Octane goes above and beyond that.
Dr Gardiner Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good use cases for small/large teams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

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Return on Investment

Planview LeanKit

  • ROI for Planview LeanKit was easily achievable with just a month of setting up.
  • We could rapidly cut down on unnecessary work in all fields.
  • We can easily monitor current the health and input and adjust our capacities as necessary.
  • Value throughput in innovation management has grown.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus ALM Octane

  • It's had a very positive impact.
  • Very good customer support as well when required.
pritam dixit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Planview LeanKit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Micro Focus ALM Octane

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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