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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

HP ALM is well suited for waterfall projects specifically if the teams are novice. It provides excellent support for project planning, tracking & test management. Top leadership can efficiently track, measure and report on project milestones & key performance indicators. Development teams have access to a wide variety of tools to automate their development, testing, bug tracking, and reporting tasks in one place. Its extensive documentation and tutorials help new users to learn this tool pretty fast. Though for agile teams HP ALM Octane can be explored but its not value for money & did not handle distributed teams well.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | 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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • The traceability between tests and defects allows testers to create defects directly from the test case, including the detailed steps to recreate the defect for the developers. Upon fixing the issue and deploying, testers can rerun the appropriate tests.
  • Being able to test across multiple environments ensures that visibility into issues, developing regression scripts and other repeatable actions are available for different teams, reducing duplication of effort.
  • Integration with testing tools such as Selenium, Unified Functional Test, etc. allows for development of automated regression suites to assist in maintaining clean code as it moves through the development lifecycle, especially on mature applications.
Tina M. Musso | 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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • HP ALM is little late in adopting the Agile methodology but with the new HP ALM Octane products, organization can easily manage teams and projects which follows that methodology. I would like HP to make an effort to gel this two products capabilities in one product in future.
  • HP ALM shall invest some more resources in making HP ALM Synchronizer product more robust. HP ALM Synchronizer is a very good tool to synchronize data e.g. Requirements and Defects between HP ALM and other endpoints like Team Foundation Server and JIRA.
  • HP ALL is still hard to implement if you want to build a true DevOps team. This feature definitely need some improvements for "non-product" oriented organization to adapt it.
Anonymous | 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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

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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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC) 3.0
Based on 1 answer
If your needs are to simply track individual defects without flash, this may be the tool for you. If you want a tool which can easily and seamlessly integrate into your corporate intranet, I would look elsewhere.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Planview LeanKit

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

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

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Performance

Planview LeanKit

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

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

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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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a great tool, however, it got this rating because there is a lot of learning that takes a lot longer than other tools. There are no mobile versions of ALM even with just a project summary view. I believe ALM is well capable of integration with other analytics tools that can help business solutions prediction based on current and past project data. This is Data held in ALM but with no other use apart from human reading and project progress. ALM looks like a steady platform that I believe can handle more dynamic functionality. You could add an internal communication platform that is not a third party. Limit that communication tool to specific project members.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

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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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

ALM/QC does not stack up too well against other lifecycle management products, in my opinion. ALM/QC does good in certain areas, such as the quick assigning of tasks to be done, but it falls short in too many areas in terms of being a realistic product to use for the different phases and lifecycle of IT processes. There is a notable lack of cohesion among certain functions of ALM/QC, almost as if separate products were purchased and then consolidated into one product.
Chris Oros | 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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

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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 Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

  • Complete coverage of Test Cycle.
  • Excellent Test execution and Defect tracking coverage.
  • No such negative impact. Only thing is, there has not been too much enhancement. It is more or less having the same old features. Not much innovation found over the years.
Dishank Vishnoi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Planview LeanKit

General

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

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)

General

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

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