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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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"The cataloging is a very valuable feature. For a lot of enterprises, they end up not knowing which applications do specific features. The cataloging helps with this. It's not that verbose, but it still gives you allowances to put in more detail.""It is relatively easy to use and user-friendly once the setup is complete.""It helped us contain critical things, like source code and several documents, which is very important to us.""At the same time, if you're working from the architect or the designing team you, it's quite easy to manage the resources online.""The most valuable feature is the reporting of the CPU usage on the dashboard.""You can customize the board according to your needs."

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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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"The features should be more intuitive. If I'm looking for something, its location should be easy to locate.""There is not enough beginner support material in the form of FAQs or simple training to help you get started.""Of course it would be related to customer experience. The solution is not user friendly at all. It needs an expert to use it, although the reporting feature was okay.""The directory designer manager is uncivil. The design manager is clearly really unstable.""The stability of this solution can be improved.""The reporting functionality needs to be improved."

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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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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: You can customize the board according to your needs.
Top Answer: The reporting functionality needs to be improved. They have developed a reporting model but it is not available… more »
Top Answer: We began using this product in 2014 as a work management tool. After that, we gained knowledge of the Agile framework… more »
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LeanKit
Rational ALM, MKS
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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.

Lifecycle management capabilities built on the open, unifying IBM Rational Jazz platform can help agile and traditional teams: see at-a-glance status, access better data for decisions, manage costs, reuse the most efficient processes across the organization, manage cloud, web, SOA and mobile application design and development. Teams can also gain real-time traceability, manage work across vendors, unify across a diverse set of lifecyle tools, and provide collaborative development for continuous delivery as part of the IBM DevOps solution.
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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Medtronic, Align Technology, Daimler, Samsung, Harman, Dassault
Tennis Australia, WeCloud AB, Port Otago Limited, Logicalis US, Valmer, The Chevrolet Volt, Ashurst
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company16%
Transportation Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational ALM vs. codeBeamer ALM and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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codeBeamer ALM is ranked 16th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 4 reviews while IBM Rational ALM is ranked 8th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 6 reviews. codeBeamer ALM is rated 8.0, while IBM Rational ALM is rated 7.2. 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 Rational ALM writes "Helped with time management, improved our resource utility, and helped assure on-time completion". codeBeamer ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, Polarion ALM and TFS, whereas IBM Rational ALM is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, PTC Integrity and Atlassian ALM. See our IBM Rational ALM vs. codeBeamer ALM report.

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