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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.""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."

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"We had a nice experience with technical support.""It meets with everybody's needs without having to grab plugins.""The technical support 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.""Our overall impression of Leankit has been very positive, however, our experience with the JIRA integration into our Leankit boards was much harder than we anticipated and that could be improved by simplifying it somehow."

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"The ease-of-use could be improved a little.""Technical support needs some improvement.""The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job."

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"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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"The license model is okay for large companies but would be quite expensive for smaller enterprises.""If the pricing would come down and it was more affordable then we wouldn't have to switch."

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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 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.
Top Answer: The technical support is quite good.
Top Answer: The solution is not easy to use. The configuration aspect of the solution is not easy. A person needs a lot of programming knowledge in order to successfully handle the job. The cost of the product is… more »
Top Answer: Polarion can be used typically for application lifecycle management. Typically it's used for requirement management, test case management, and defect tracking.
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Average Words per Review
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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.

The world’s first 100% browser-based ALM enterprise solution, which enables seamless collaboration across disparate teams, multi-directionally linked work items, full traceability, accelerated productivity and automated proof of compliance.

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Sample Customers
REA Group, Thompson Reuters
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, IBS AG, Zumtobel Group
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company40%
Non Profit20%
Healthcare Company20%
Recruiting/Hr Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
Healthcare Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Planview LeanKit vs. Polarion ALM and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Planview LeanKit is ranked 7th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 5 reviews while Polarion ALM is ranked 6th in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Suites with 3 reviews. Planview LeanKit is rated 9.4, while Polarion ALM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Planview LeanKit writes "Much more easy and flexible to get customizations done to make your board look how you want". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Polarion ALM writes "The amount of document control, combined with review and release probabilities and signatures is really useful". Planview LeanKit is most compared with Jira Align, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Rally Software, AgileCraft and Targetprocess, whereas Polarion ALM is most compared with Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps, PTC Integrity, Atlassian ALM and codeBeamer ALM. See our Planview LeanKit vs. Polarion ALM report.

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