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Pros
"The linking of PI Objectives with different features was one of the cool things. It had features, epics, and stories out of the box."

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"The transparency that it brings is valuable. I like to look at things from all angles, and sometimes, flip chart paper on a wall and sticky notes are better than something on a screen, but the way they've made it accessible from all points for anyone within an organization is great. As a project management guy, sometimes, you have to force people into new environments where they have to see what you're talking about. Any screen is a barrier, and people got to get into the screen. How do you know they do? You don't necessarily know, but you are getting around that barrier with a countermeasure of making it accessible to as many as possible. So, everyone can jump in there and see everything. It is fully transparent, and I like that. This is one thing that helps.""Every feature is valuable. LeanKit is a Kanban-based tool where you have a visual interface that you can use to create various cards and to create boards to house those cards. You can create a board for managing project work. You can create a board to do PI planning. It is pretty close to the agile way of doing business.""My team specifically uses our board for all of our Remedy tickets that come in. We had a card for every ticket that we get, and we're able to add the link to that specific ticket there.If I'm out of office, for example, and someone else needs to work a ticket or someone is being contacted to work on a ticket, I don't have to sign on it. Someone else can easily access that ticket because I put the link in there. It's nice. It has a lot of great functionality in there.""I would say it's highly scalable. LeanKit can scale across the enterprise easily. Every business could probably find a use case for leveraging LeanKit.""Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody can see things in one place. It is a highly functional, but pretty simple tool. That is hard to find: A tool that has a lot of functions, but is also simple.""The "Blocking" feature has helped our scrum masters track impediments and share them at the program level to stakeholders with accountability and detail so that they understand and the action items which can be noted easily.""People found the ability to set up different lanes and the ability to see where they're within the progress most valuable. They can use different colored cards or sticky notes, and then they can separate out which cards belong to a department or the initiative they're working on. They can filter who's working on it, and I've got good feedback about that.""The customizations on the board, including the various lanes, colors of cards, and visual icons on the cards, are all very helpful to us."

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Cons
"It should just have the integration with Jira. We haven't looked at it since Atlassian bought the product."

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"It is a pretty good product. It is really hard to think of things that I'd want to be improved. Sometimes, we use it for project management lessons learned. So, we have three columns, such as Could be Improved, Keep Doing, and Works Really Well. It would be helpful if there was a template set up for something like that because we code different cards based on the category. For example, if something belongs to the Could be Improved category, we may have those cards as yellow, but then I have to change the color of them and put a header. It is not as smooth, but it still works fine. To be honest, I don't have a lot of complaints about it.""The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just that it is such a handy tool and a great way to visually manage things. There is a very limited hookup/integration between Enterprise One, which is the master Planview tool, and LeanKit. While they are looking at this on their roadmap, it definitely needs to happen. There is a lot of opportunity there.""The ability to report on customizable fields and third-party extensions needs improvement. I'd like to see more of those being able to be used. I don't know how that works for Planview, but just getting a little bit more added there would be nice.""The biggest improvement would be the API and data connections and making the data more accessible or quicker to access. One of our team members has brought up actual-time tracking on a card as a potential improvement. They had an interest in knowing how long a specific card had been worked on by a specific user or somebody that was assigned to that card. But there's not really a way for them to start and stop a time that they were actually working on it, except for if we created a different lane and they dragged it into the lane and then stopped using it in the lane.""Within the current features, if they can give some ability to show more icons on the card, it would be helpful. It would help us in showing more data on the cards.""They have a feature called Instant Coffee. It was in the beta phase. They released it from beta, and now, it is a legit thing. We were in the pilot here. I liked the idea of Instant Coffee, and I like how it is integrated, to some degree, with LeanKit, but I have two big rocks to throw at them on this. The first one is that Instant Coffee does not save your work very well in terms of saving it in formats that you can then go back and edit as Visio would. It leads to the next point, which is, we're not really clear on what they're trying to do with Instant Coffee. I feel that they're trying not to reinvent Visio, Miro, and other software programs out there that do mapping, visual diagrams, etc. Miro is fantastic in that regard. I gather they're not trying to reinvent Miro, but it sure would be nice if it had more aspects of Miro in it, such as being able to draw arrows and write on them on the top.""There's room for improvement with the Instant Coffee feature. There are other businesses that have been interested in leveraging a virtual whiteboard or sticky note capability and how Instant Coffee was developed has not met the mark.""We are a 750-employee company, so we got lucky that our board approved the kind of funding we needed for the solution. But, LeanKit probably needs to reduce its pricing."

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"As far as I understand, it is not an expensive application.""I don't believe there are any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get.""I don't know what it would be on its own. It was basically included with what we were already paying or using. So, it was a no-brainer. It wasn't like we had to sell the company on making a purchase or anything like that. There weren't any costs that came in after implementing it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The linking of PI Objectives with different features was one of the cool things. It had features, epics, and stories out of the box.
Top Answer: It should just have the integration with Jira. We haven't looked at it since Atlassian bought the product.
Top Answer: Jira didn't do the portfolio very well, so the use case was trying to do the work with multiple teams. Jira couldn't do that out of the box.
Top Answer: Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody can see things in one place. It is a highly functional, but pretty simple tool… more »
Top Answer: The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just that it is such a handy tool and a great way to visually manage things. There is… more »
Top Answer: We have a unique use case. Normally, people use LeanKit to track agile development in IT. However, we use the product to track our savings on capital projects.
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Overview

AgileCraft is the world's first scaled agile management platform. AgileCraft brings your business and software development organizations together in one intuitive platform. Whether you're using SAFe, Nexus, Less, or any other approach to scaling agile, AgileCraft allows everyone from the big-picture executive to the most detailed-oriented engineer to optimize software delivery and make better decisions.

Planview LeanKit enables engineering teams across all levels of the organization with a visual work delivery tool to apply Lean management principles to their work, helping them work smarter and deliver faster.

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Sample Customers
NCR, Primatics Financial, Ball, VSP, Equifax, Rent-A-Center, PBGC, Verint Systems, Amway
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Media Company8%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company33%
Non Profit17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise77%
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AgileCraft is ranked 19th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 1 review while Planview LeanKit is ranked 3rd in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 11 reviews. AgileCraft is rated 7.0, while Planview LeanKit is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of AgileCraft writes "Linking of PI Objectives with different features was cool, but it didn't have integration with Jira". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Planview LeanKit writes "Scalable, flexible, and easy to use". AgileCraft is most compared with Jira, Rally Software, IBM Engineering Workflow Management and Broadcom Clarity PPM, whereas Planview LeanKit is most compared with Jira Align, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Targetprocess and Micro Focus ALM Octane.

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