Kanban Tool Reviews

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Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 13, 2019

Kanban Tool is a good entry point to managing agile software development

Score 5 out of 10
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Kanban Tool is being used in places around our org to support agile-esque activities for remote teams. Our primary process is very stand-up meeting focused and the principles of the Kanban Tool are pretty close to in line with what we want to accomplish. It shows the movement of model-based activities across a project timeline.
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
  • There isn't a strong UI on the tool. Customizations can be difficult to make.
  • There isn't a very robust communications component on the tool to facilitate conversations—it's WYSIWYG.
  • The mobile story isn't fully developed yet. It could stand to be stronger on mobile devices.
It is good for pure development (software) projects that use agile. It is not as strong for mixed development efforts that involve more hardware or Q/RA activities. It breaks down a little when traditional project timelines need to run in parallel with agile methodology.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

Very good tool for project managment

Score 10 out of 10
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I started to use it in my previous company. It helped me to organize and prioritize my tasks and to organize my daily tasks in the most effective way. I could give priorities to each task I performed and to collaborate with my team in real time.
  • organization of tasks
  • helps in identification of bottle necks
  • possibility to work with the team in real time
  • possibility to customize options
  • I do not see any disadvantages at the moment
It is the perfect tool to organize tasks- it helps to avoid working on too many items at one time (very helpful to identify priorities).
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Ariel Mayne | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 07, 2016

Great for your productivity

Score 10 out of 10
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Kanban Tool is used in almost all departments, from HR (used for example for employee agile evaluations) to marketing. I believe this proves that it has a lot of applications.
  • time tracking which is very useful
  • easy, intuitive interface (click-and-drag) - it's easy to implement it
  • analytics and reports
  • synchronization with other applications
  • no iOS app
  • no chat
  • can't think of anything more
It is hard to think about such a situation. You can customize to your needs so it may be useful in lots of situation. I guess if you are not a fan of agile and task management it might be less appropriate. ;)
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2017

Kanban Tool makes managing your projects much simpler.

Score 7 out of 10
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Kanban Tool is being used by specific groups within the Technology department and the specific business groups that are supported by the same Technology groups. Kanban allows team collaboration between groups whether it's technology or business. Both groups can view, manage and maintain projects using Kanban. The problem that Kanban solves is miscommunication, regarding project status, requirements, and deadlines. Kanban keeps track of projects for all groups and notifies groups of any changes to particular projects. This saves a lot of time for everyone and ensures projects are completed on time.
  • Kanban board is a great visual that shows every team member's projects and all the important information on a single page.
  • Kanban integrates well with JIRA to track and manage projects and quickly retrieve specific information on a project.
  • Kanban allows easy navigation with drag and drop features and smartly notifies the user of each action.
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2015

The best PM application that our team had tired and tested

Score 10 out of 10
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We used Kanban Tool to dispense and monitor work for the entire team. With the various features available, we were able to track the projects' progress and send additional resources to the parts that needed it the most. All of our departments were applying the software, making it easy to fill new employees in, as showing the process steps to newbies could be done by virtually anyone.
  • The time tracking feature is flawless.
  • The process and progress visibility is great (the task cards are small, so that it is easy to view the process without having to scroll in or out and reading the entire headings).
  • The uptime of the service is critically good. I had tested an alternative solution previously and had been often left cut off from my workflow due to service maintenance hours.
  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
I suppose it would not be suitable for processes that are quite static - not a lot of change takes place (long-term projects), as a user would probably not benefit much from most of the available features.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 03, 2015

Simple and straightforward

Score 7 out of 10
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Kanban Tool is used as a bug and task tracking system. We use several dashboards. Each dashboard is used for a project/software. In one way or the other the card is a placer for a bug or task to be carried out through the life cycle of the software. Kanban is used across the whole organization. It helps track bugs and tasks as needed.
  • Ability to add 'cards' which track bugs, tasks, etc.
  • User can change the look of the cards (colors). Can change priority, Who the card is assigned to, Card Type, and many other customizations.
  • User is able to add attachments and links to a card.
  • User is able to add comments and track card history.
  • Search functionality needs some improvement.
  • Would be nice: ability to send a notification to selected people when a card is created/opened.
  • Unable to sort cards - change their order visually.
Kanban Tool is sufficient for tracking bugs.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (6)
8.5
Resource Management (5)
7.5
Gantt Charts (2)
8.5
Scheduling (5)
8.0
Workflow Automation (6)
8.1
Team Collaboration (6)
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology (6)
9.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology (4)
9.0
Document Management (4)
8.0
Email integration (6)
6.6
Mobile Access (4)
7.1
Timesheet Tracking (3)
7.6
Change request and Case Management (4)
7.6
Budget and Expense Management (3)
7.6
Quotes/estimates (2)
10.0
Invoicing (2)
10.0
Project & financial reporting (3)
10.0
Integration with accounting software (1)
9

About Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool is an online and on-site visual management software based on Kanban.

The vendor says it offers: vast customization options, simplicity and effectiveness in increasing team productivity.

Key features are:
Whiteboards, editable tasks cards with customizable fields, comments, attachments, assignments, time tracking & reporting
A range of additional functions, including Process Automation, Recurring and Postponed Tasks, Checklist Templates, and Card Covers
Built-in Analytics to let you know where the team can improve and where it excels.

Available in cloud, On-Site and for mobile.

Kanban Tool Features

Has featureVisual project mangement with online Kanban board
Has featureTime tracking and time reports
Has featureReal-time collaboration
Has featureKanban analytics: cumulative flow diagram and lead and cycle time diagram
Has featurePower-Ups: Developer tools, Recurring Tasks, Postponed Tasks, Task Summary, Card Covers, Interactive Checklists, Checklist Templates and more
Has featureCustomizable Kanban card and board template
Has featureExport/ import Excel/CSV
Has featureDeveloper API / SDK
Has featureAndroid & iOS mobile applications
Has featurePossible to install on-site and use offline (10+ users)

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Kanban Tool Integrations

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Zapier, Google Calendar, Jira

Kanban Tool Competitors

SwiftKanban, Kanbanery, Kanban Flow, LeanKit

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Kanban Tool Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Kanban Tool Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Polish, Czech and Russian