Great Tool for Agile Project Management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated June 05, 2020

Great Tool for Agile Project Management

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Planview LeanKit

LeanKit is the project management tool to build Kanban boards to record and track all team’s work in one place, visualize progress across multiple projects, and get work done. Easy to create projects (in the matter of a few clicks), divide them into categories and drag-and-drop cards across lanes based on the progress. It is primarily used by Technology, Product Management, and the Business Intelligence Department.
  • LeanKit is easy-to-use and flexible. You can change your boards as often as you change your work process.
  • Flexible and intuitive user interface.
  • Easy to manage and handle user access.
  • Drag-and-drop cards across lanes, add comments, and documents.
  • Reporting can be improved to show better insights.
  • Can't think of any other cons.
  • Optimum resource utilization.
  • Transparency and trust with business units.
  • Centralized location to track all requirements, monitor progress.
  • Easy to report past, current and upcoming projects to stakeholders.
Leankit board is quite flexible and customisable which can be a plus for most of the users. Every company has different process and way of implementing things. We had customised project board, swimlanes and cards to suit our requirement
Reports provide the information needed to ensure maximum performance.Speed Report shows the average amount of time that a card takes. Distribution Diagram shows the current distribution of cards.The Efficiency Report helps you to determine the amount of your in-process work that is active or inactive over a specific period of time. Planned Percent Complete (PPC) chart compares the planned finish date to the actual finish date to determine whether the item was finished early, on time, or late. Burndown chart in LeanKit helps teams that have a specific amount of work to complete in a specific period of time
  • Manage requirement backlog in controlled manner
  • Assign task to developers. All communication related to user story remains in the ticket for easy referencing and create collaborative development environment
  • Stakeholders can review project board anytime and stay up to date with current progress on the tickets
  • Automated notifications
LeanKit functionality and usability make it a perfect tool for agile project management.
LeanKit allows to build a Kanban board in minutes, customize board, drag-and-drop cards across lanes, add comments and documents, implement Work in Progress limits, and easily update the team on the status of a project. It allows us to gain full visibility of different team’s work and eliminate miscommunications and unnecessary handoff delays. LeanKit has great filter options so each user is able to easily manage their tasks without being distracted by items that are not important to them.

Planview LeanKit Feature Ratings

Using Planview LeanKit

30 - Product
IT
Data/BI
Finance
1 - IT Administrator
  • Manage requirement backlog
  • Project Planning
  • Resource Allocation
  • Up to Date Stakeholders
  • Onboard all departments
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog

Evaluating Planview LeanKit and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
Product Feature, usability, flexibility and UI were the most important factor in selection
Functionality and ease of use is the most important factor for product selection. Most important to factor is to configure test instance and get feedback from actual users

Planview LeanKit Implementation

Easy to implement and use
Yes - Test Instance, open for user testing and later converted into Production instance
Change management was minimal
  • No major issues encountered

Planview LeanKit Training

Yes, it's to use and most of the functionalities are self explanatory. Otherwise setup core team who have experience in using similar tool and help companies in user training

Configuring Planview LeanKit

Just right for this type of Product. No complaints
Depends upon Product owner and company requirement
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - Added swimlanes, created several project boards to better track tickets
No - we have not done any custom code

Planview LeanKit Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - Most of functionalities are self explanatory and in my opinion premium support is not required
During the initial setup in the company support team and articles helped a lot

Using Planview LeanKit

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Setup project board
  • define swimlanes
  • ease of writing user stories
  • UI
  • Scrum framework
I got feedback from most of the business users that UI is very clean and easy to use

Planview LeanKit Reliability

Not experienced any outage
Never experienced major slowness

Integrating Planview LeanKit

Not used integration functionality
Not used integration with other tools

Relationship with Planview

30 days free trial and competitive pricing structure
Nothing specific, pricing is mentioned on the website

Upgrading Planview LeanKit

Yes - Cloud instance, vendor applies updates. End user intervention not needed
  • Feature enhancement