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Pros
"It makes work visible, so everybody knows where everything is. It uses Kanban, and that makes work visible.""We use the board and card hierarchies in terms of sprints so that we can see if we have cross-functional teams that are working on the same projects together, especially when projects have dependencies. The parent-child relationship within cards is really nice so that we can see what kind of dependencies there are when we're trying to get projects finished.""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.""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."

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"Since implementing this solution we have better communication and information exchange with customers.""You can track the metrics in the Agile dashboard very easily.""The solution easily replaces IBM DOORS, which no longer offers maintenance in China.""The traceability is so simple that I don't need to do any additional configurations related to traceability."

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"All of the features work together to provide a powerful holistic solution - from the dashboard all the way through to security.""Work distribution among team members and accountability for completion with a clearer picture.""Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements."

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Cons
"I do not know what it can do in the area of scrum. Maybe it has that functionality. I have never tried to set it up. You think of LeanKit from the perspective of Kanban. I don't know if there is a template for scrum, a scaled agile framework, or any of those scaling frameworks.""Being able to track actual time on cards or sprints, instead of using just the planned start and stop date, would also be useful. I would like to see something like JIRA has with actual sprint starts and stops.""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 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."

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"Usability needs to be improved.""I would like to see more, easily trackable reports.""The solution has a very small market share in China. It's almost like a startup.""The search and replace feature within the tool itself could be improved."

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"Some administrative tasks are difficult to perform. These could be simplified.""Teams need clearer pictures of resource availability in charts and dashboards along with plans.""The solution is very heavily vendor dependent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."

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"It is reasonably priced and in accordance with the industry standards.""They're not the most expensive product on the market, but they're not the cheapest either — I'd say codeBeamer ALM is moderately priced."

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"Licensing: The solution cost is high and should be brought down to increase competition.""It's an expensive investment to make, so the decision should be driven on individual requirements."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Using the tool seems to save time versus trying to do things in a regular manner. It is highly collaborative; everybody… more »
Top Answer: The integration with the Enterprise One product is probably an area for improvement. It's not really broken. It's just… 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… more »
Top Answer: The traceability is so simple that I don't need to do any additional configurations related to traceability.
Top Answer: They're not the most expensive product on the market, but they're not the cheapest either — I'd say codeBeamer ALM is… more »
Top Answer: There are thousands of requirements that are modified or which are reviewed; those reviews cannot be seen at one single… more »
Top Answer: Traceability reporting is inbuilt and includes all your requirements.
Top Answer: This is not a cheap solution but it does include the standard support that IBM offers through their portal, and the… more »
Top Answer: Unfortunately, the solution is very heavily vendor dependent. It requires a strong partnership with IBM, and you rely on… more »
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LeanKit
IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM ALM), IBM RTC
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Overview

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.

codeBeamer ALM is a market-leading Application Lifecycle Management platform. It is holistically integrated, and is packed with features that help you develop better products faster. Scale, monitor, control, and report on your entire development lifecycle conveniently, and comply with safety-critical regulations. Cut development time and costs.

IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks, the project status and acts as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This solution offers no-charge server software and flexible pricing models. It becomes a complete IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution—when purchased as a set of seamlessly integrated tools: IBM Engineering Workflow Management, IBM Engineering Test Management, and IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Medtronic, Align Technology, Daimler, Samsung, Harman, Dassault
Telstra Corporation, Visteon, Atos SE, Panasonic Automotive Systems, IBM Global Technology Services, CareCore National, JTEKT Corp., ItaÒ BBA, Avea, CACEIS, Danske Bank Group, APIS IT
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company13%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise55%
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codeBeamer ALM is ranked 16th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is ranked 11th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 3 reviews. codeBeamer ALM is rated 8.0, while IBM Engineering Workflow Management is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of codeBeamer ALM writes "A plethora of advantages in a single, secure environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Engineering Workflow Management writes "Great inbuilt traceability reporting; unfortunately, the solution is heavily vendor dependent". codeBeamer ALM is most compared with Jira, PTC Integrity, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Polarion ALM and IBM Rational ALM, whereas IBM Engineering Workflow Management is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, CA Endevor Software Change Manager, Rally Software and Compuware ISPW.

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