Anonymous UserManufacturing Manager, Capital COE at a manufacturing company
Karl-Heinz IrmerHead of Software Development at JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"CodeBeamer provides full traceability, excellent collaboration, regulatory compliance, and instant reporting with its holistic approach from requirement management to testing."
"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."
"We have been using it because it gives certain abilities in the automotive industry, such as auditing or keeping track of information."
"We found the requirement management and the version control features to be the most useful for our client."
"Complete traceability as per process requirements."
"The tool is quite structured and has a good command set."
"The most valuable feature is traceability starting from the requirements until the end of a project."
"It's a good tool to manage software versions, update the status, and manage tasks."
"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."
"We would like to see more industry-specific features that are tailored to the vertical markets."
"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."
"To be honest, the third controller system is kind of old. There are lots of transactional changes that have not been implemented in PTC. If you have a larger project, for example, whenever you give bits and need to change 10,000 files you can just commit them. But here the work style is a little more file based, so you'll have to take care of almost all the files individually. It's not a single commit like you do here, but rather you have to allocate time for each component or file that you want to check in or commit. That's a very big issue."
"It's not so customizable. Compared to other tools, defining user stories is a slightly more cumbersome process as an ALM engineer."
"There are not enough reports. People would like to see something similar to what is available in JIRA."
"I would like to see better integration from the architectural side."
"We are unhappy because everything that we needed required customization and this is not a plug-and-play type of solution at all."
"It's not easy to plan on this solution and it's not user-friendly. The interface should be more like a web interface. It's not easy to use."
"In general, Planview's cost structure is reasonable. You get quite a lot of functionality for the license cost that you get."
"Pricing is good when compared to similar ALM solutions."
"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."
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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codeBeamer ALM is ranked 15th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 5 reviews while PTC Integrity is ranked 12th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 6 reviews. codeBeamer ALM is rated 8.0, while PTC Integrity is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of codeBeamer ALM writes "A plethora of advantages in a single, secure environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PTC Integrity writes "Good item management and version control but does not have good performance ". codeBeamer ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Polarion ALM, Jama Connect and IBM Engineering Workflow Management, whereas PTC Integrity is most compared with Jira, Polarion ALM, IBM Rational ALM, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Atlassian ALM. See our PTC Integrity vs. codeBeamer ALM report.
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