LeanKit gets the job done
Scot Wolcott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated February 26, 2020

LeanKit gets the job done

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Planview LeanKit

Our IT department is using LeanKit to track both development and support/admin projects. Right now the use of LeanKit is limited to the IT deparment. The biggest problem it addresses is our workload and work tracking management. We use a form of Kanban and Scrum to run our projects, LeanKit's flexibility, makes it easy to handle different processes with different teams.
  • Board customization and flexibility. We are able to set up different work flows and check off points in LeanKit that was not possible with our other tools.
  • Work in progress, being able to enforce work in progress in each lane is valuable.
  • Ease of use. Creating different boards and different sections in boards is very easy to do and understand.
  • Import/Export of data could be more robust.
  • Reporting options are not as comprehensive as other tools.
  • LeanKit paired with Agile helps us get things done. That is the biggest impact that the product has had on our company/department.
The customizable board templates have allowed us to create different processes and tracking styles that fit the process we practice. The ability to change the swimlanes, the "start" lane, the different card labels, tags, and card fields means we can fit many different levels of tracking and sorting into one board. The ability to setup icons to identify card types visually is great also. Another major benefit is that LeanKit allows you to filter by all the different custom setups also.
Both VersionOne and Trello are good products. VersionOne is for the real hardcore Agile shops who want to track and report on everything related to the Agile process. Trello is a tool that works for Agile, but really is just a simple list making/tracking tool. Both tools serve their purpose. LeanKit falls somewhere in between and or exceeds both products in certain areas. LeanKit's biggest strength to me is the ability to create lanes within lanes and better represent the project process flow.
LeanKit is well suited for smaller teams looking for a flexible tool to track multiple projects. The different options you have for board creation make it easy to fit almost any scrum/kanban process into the company's custom process.

For more traditional or rigid agile methodologies, a product like VersionOne may be the better choice.

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