Zenhub - So seamless you'll forget you use it
Updated September 20, 2019

Zenhub - So seamless you'll forget you use it

Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ZenHub

Zenhub is used within our development team. I flat out expect it to be acquired by Github at any time because it works so well and integrates so seamlessly into Github using the chrome extension. We use it to easily organize, plan, and run our sprints with our existing github issues and development flow. It's easy enough to use that both the product and engineering teams can use it effectively without training. It's a feature Github should have by default, but doesn't.
  • Makes it very easy to get a high-level overview of sprints and sprint progress, creates burndown charts, etc
  • UX is top notch, almost everything works intuitively
  • You can create issues and epics right from the interface, basically all github issue functionality is available through zenbhub
  • Embeds into github using an extension so you don't need an external site
  • Free starter plan good to test and for small dev teams
  • Mobile experience is hard as it's a board layout. Could use a dedicated app.
  • Has some UX quirks that rear their heads randomly, i.e. can't convert an issue to an epic if you click the wrong button when creating
  • May have recently moved to all-paid for companies with a 14 day trial, used to be free for small teams
  • Saving dev time, making it easier to create a process they enjoy and use without issue (intangible)
  • Making conversations between developers and product teams/easy to facilitate (intangible)
  • Sped up the entire process (intangible)
Way better than competition if you use github because it seamlessly integrates without doing anything. You don't need to duplicate your issues, etc. As long as your devs already use github and github issues this will be a no brainer and simple to implement. With JIRA or Trello we were doing everything twice, things got dropped, etc.
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If you have more than 2 developers this thing is basically a requirement within github to manage sprints if you use agile methodology. Why use a different website entirely when you can run your entire board right from github itself? I've tried other solutions but basing everything on github issues makes it so no duplicate work has to take place. If the UX quirks and mobile were fixed this would be 10/10 for me!

If you're only one or two devs on a team it may be overkill to use, but if you're going to scale it's better to put the process in early.

Zenhub Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Mobile Access

Using ZenHub

Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Issue creation/management
  • Epic creation/management
  • Sprint statistic access
  • Mobile anything
  • Editing an issue into an epic
Yes - It's not great as the value of zenhub is the integration in-browser to github but this does not exist on mobile.
Almost amazing with a few hiccoughs. Mobile is a big one and also sometimes you want to run a filter or something and the outcome is not what you would expect.