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"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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"The most valuable features are the customized Dashboard, Sprint Planning, and Automatic Notifications.""The most valuable feature is the Burndown Chart to see work that is outstanding.""This solution assists us with being able to quickly and easily start sprints and keep accurate track of them, including billing using a time-tracking add-on.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the source linking on the commit level to git.""Transparency of development projects, as well as approval processes for some business projects, has improved massively.""Issue linking has enabled teams to trace issues.""The most valuable features in Jira are the dashboard, reports, and boards that help us to control the advancement of the project.""The most valuable feature is that it is somewhat flexible."

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"The solution's ease of use is its most valuable aspect.""The solution, overall, is excellent for project planning.""I like the way you can build the schedule by the Don't Start Before or Don't Start After values. You can use it to build your schedule based on how you change your dates. This is how it actually builds the schedule.""The usability is excellent.""The solution is scalable and easy to expand.""Technical support is very responsive - particularly on critical tickets.""The stability of the 2019 version is quite good."

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"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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"This solution would be improved with the inclusion of integration with SVN, and auto-sync with the build release number.""The reporting needs to be improved.""The permissions can be challenging to get right.""Backlog pruning and visualization are poor.""My main concern is the administration of projects, especially user groups, and this requires root access rights but there is no concept of layered admin rights.""The only thing that JIRA doesn't for us is release management in a way that I can create a list of versions easily.""We would like to see the integration of a lite-version of Confluence, just to manage some of the templates and documents.""It's also difficult to migrate through, things don't always tie-up. It's not easy to use."

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"It would be useful if the solution allowed us to share files or project schedules. You may get that with the cloud version. However, it's not available on the on-premises versions.""I'd like it if we could divide out the project calendars. On one project server, we might follow five projects or more at one time, and we'd like to see all of the items at once so that it becomes a long loop, but one where we can identify different projects in tandem and then focus on which we need to at the time. While I only have visibility into one, I'd like to see several at a time.""It needs to be more collaborative from inside the application. It only does project scheduling for me. It would be good if it could do other things and be more collaborative, such as sharing tasks for users. It is not really incorporated into MS Office, so you can't copy-paste stuff. It is on its own, doing its own thing. It is only used for scheduling, and it doesn't work well with anything else.""We need to be able to compare milestones, calls, and other variables regarding the projects we are working on. I have to contract developers to make reports, which is where things get complicated. They need to develop personal and custom fields for us.""We think that calculations are not working correctly, and there is a need to enter data a couple of times in order to give the correct calculations.""The check-in, check-out feature makes Microsoft Project Server pretty slow or cumbersome to use.""The deployment aspect of the product is a bit tedious."

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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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"To try this solution, use their cloud offering to get familiar. After that, it's in my view worth the money.""I don't feel that price is an issue.""It is not too expensive. It is just comparative to other tools like Microsoft Teams.""I am not sure if the client is using a commercial version. I think it is on a per-user basis, and it is around 15 Canadian dollars for a user, but I'm not sure. It also has a free version.""As a company, we get a subsidized price, and it's lower than what's quoted on their website.""We are using the enterprise license which is nice because it ensures that we always have the latest versions of Jira software.""Its price is fine, but we would like it to be less expensive. We are paying on a yearly basis.""We are a regional research and education institute. We're using the free license provided for educational institutes."

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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: In general, the GUI is nice.
Top Answer: We have an enterprise license that includes cloud service and support.
Top Answer: The part when it comes to the testing area is a bit hard to handle. The screen is too small, you can't really read what… more »
Top Answer: The stability of the 2019 version is quite good.
Top Answer: The solution offers a subscription-based pay-as-you-go model. Now that everyone has moved to the online version, it is… more »
Top Answer: The deployment aspect of the product is a bit tedious. That's something I personally see of my organization. Deploying… more »
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LeanKit
Jira Software
MS Project Server, MS Project Server, MS Project Server, MS Project Server
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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.

JIRA has multiple deployment options to provide the flexibility your organization needs.

Cloud is a fully hosted service for customers who want to iterate quickly and have us take care of managing the infrastructure.

For customers who need to run our applications behind their firewall, we have Server and Data Center options. Server delivers greater capacity for a larger user base and gives you more control, allowing you to remain compliant with your enterprise IT, security, IP and privacy policies. For our largest customers, Data Center provides all the capability of our Server option, along with high availability, instant scalability and performance at scale.

Atlassian also offers premium support and strategic services for enterprise customers. Technical Account Managers are cross-functional technical advisors providing proactive planning and strategic guidance across your organization. Premier Support goes above and beyond our standard offerings to give you account-wide support from a team of senior support engineers.

Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.
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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Square, Nasa, eBay, Cisco, SalesForce, Adobe, BNP Paribas, BMW and LinkedIn, Pfizer, Citi.
Magnachip, Gwinnett County Schools, CLEAResult, Medbit Oy, Intelbras S.A., ETS, CORE Construction, Keller Foundations
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm27%
Government18%
Manufacturing Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise52%
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Jira is ranked 1st in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 70 reviews while Microsoft Project Server is ranked 4th in Project Portfolio Management with 7 reviews. Jira is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Project Server is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Jira writes "Stable and easy to learn with good customizations, useful burndown charts, and support for a query language". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Project Server writes "Simple user experience with good usability and accessibility". Jira is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Micro Focus ALM Octane, TFS, Rally Software and IBM Rational DOORS, whereas Microsoft Project Server is most compared with JIRA Portfolio, Broadcom Clarity PPM, SAP Portfolio and Project Management, Planview Enterprise One and Planisware.

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