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About LeanKit

LeanKit takes the Kanban method and moves it online. It looks and feels like a physical Kanban card wall. It can be displayed on a large touchscreen monitor to serve through drag-and-drop as the equivalent of a physical kanban card. But each card move is replicated in real-time to other team members looking at the same Kanban board around the globe. And LeanKit can be linked via API to essentially any existing system in order to improve visibility into existing automated processes.

Kanban  provides a way to visualize knowledge work. It does this by modeling the steps in an organization’s processes as vertical and horizontal lanes on a wall or whiteboard. Sticky-notes or 3x5 cards are used to represent work flowing through the process from left to right. Team members manage their own cards to encourage collaboration and accountability. Managers shift from micromanaging activities to measuring results via the board and tracking metrics to guide ongoing process improvement.

This card wall approach is becoming increasingly popular with teams practicing Lean/Agile techniques including Scrum. It has spread beyond its IT roots to be adopted for construction, marketing, law firms, education, etc. Physical Kanban works very well for small, physically co-located teams. But it scales poorly for larger organizations and those with geographically distributed staff.

Each card move is captured by the system in order to generate metrics on bottlenecks, delivery date validation, average completion time, process variability, workload distribution, process efficiency, etc. This data can be analyzed within LeanKit in real-time or exported to merge with other data sets for deeper analysis.

New features currently in pilot will allow for creation of multi-level kanban processes where the cards on a top level board(s) can be linked to child cards on lower-level boards. The top board could be a portfolio management process with each card representing a project. That project card can then be linked to cards delegated onto team-level boards. Analytics are rolled up allowing top level managers to understand the health of delegated work.

LeanKit has just under 200 customer companies (as of Nov 2011) with 30,000+ users in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with development operations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Eastern Europe.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Simple Workflow Mapping
  • Visual Team Collaboration
  • Automated Reports and Notifications
  • Integration via API
  • Real-time Updates
  • Project File Attachments
  • Sample Workflow Templates
  • Cycle Time Analytics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Built-in Work-in-Process (WIP) Limits

Specifications

Supported languages
English
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
Integrations
LeanKit integrates with Zapier and more than 4 other solutions. View details
Support Options
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
76
#16
Domain Authority 51
#14
Alexa Rank 41407
#23
Integration 38
#19
Support options 100
#1
Platforms 90
#2
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Plans & Pricing

Standard

$12
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Unlimited Boards
  • Flexible Layout
  • Board Templates
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cycle Time Report

Select

$19
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Unlimited Boards
  • Flexible Layout
  • Board Templates
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cycle Time Report
  • Lean MetricsandReports
  • Lane PoliciesandWIP Limits
  • Work Item Breakdown
  • Filtered Work Views
  • Parent-child Connections
  • ALM Integrations

Advanced

$32
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Unlimited Boards
  • Flexible Layout
  • Board Templates
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cycle Time Report
  • Lean MetricsandReports
  • Lane PoliciesandWIP Limits
  • Work Item Breakdown
  • Filtered Work Views
  • Parent-child Connections
  • ALM Integrations
  • Custom Reporting
  • Reader Licenses
  • Enhanced Security 
  • Account Services
  • Onboarding Training

Premium

$49
for 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Unlimited Boards
  • Flexible Layout
  • Board Templates 
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cycle Time Report
  • Lean MetricsandReports
  • Lane PoliciesandWIP Limits
  • Work Item Breakdown
  • Filtered Work Views
  • Parent-child Connections
  • ALM Integrations
  • Custom Reporting
  • Reader Licenses
  • Enhanced Security
  • Account Services
  • Onboarding Training
  • Single Sign-on
  • Private Cloud

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LeanKit Integrations

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Zapier

Cloud Integration

LeanKit integrates with Zapier. Zapier lets you easily connect the web apps you use, making it easy to automate tedious tasks. Yo...
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Visual Studio Team Services

Project Management

LeanKit integrates with Visual Studio Team Services. Visual Studio Team Services offers a toolset for cloud collaboration that works with your existing e...
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Jira

Project Management

LeanKit integrates with Jira. Jira is an amazing issue tracking and project tracking developed by Atlassian. The dashboard prov...
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GitHub

Version Control

LeanKit integrates with GitHub . GitHub is a Git repository web-based hosting service which offers all of the distributed revision...
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Critic Reviews

  • 76

    Cloudswave Score for LeanKit

    Rating based on 5 Critic Reviews

    7 Favorable reviews
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    0 Mixed reviews
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    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • LeanKit Use Cases and Deployment ScopeLeanKit is being used by a single department of specialists. It is presented to the entire organization to show progress on existing, upcoming and past projects. LeanKit is being used to provide visibility into the progress of projects being handled by specialists that are managed by project managers. It provides a view of resources available and helps to forecast project deadlines for client managers.

    Pros : LeanKit is easily updated by imports from our timekeeping tool. This provides an easy translation of content between the two platforms.LeanKit allows tasks to be assigned to different users and uses color coordination to easily show project types and user who is responsible.LeanKit has great filter options so each user is able to easily manage their tasks without being distracted by items that are not important to them.LeanKit is very flexible, allowing the team to create boards that fit their e

    Cons : LeanKit could offer better integrations with other softwares we use in our business to reduce manual duplication.

  • We have been using LeanKit for more than three years at LateRooms. What started as a tool that was used by our product teams to track development work and releases has also been adopted by other teams within the business, for example I use the software to track procurement projects and the HR team use it to track the recruitment process.

    Pros : Ease of use Integration with 3rd party apps (ZenDesk, Atlassian)

  • What do you like best?

    Most of the tools I've used to run a kanban or scrum board are just visual diagramming tools. But LeanKit is optimized for Kanban and provides a solid user experience.

    What do you dislike?

    The pricing is too high for this type of tool.

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