ZenHub

Productivity management for disruptive software teams.

About ZenHub

Zenhub is a flexible and competitively priced productivity and project management platform for agile software teams. Disruptive software teams at high-growth organizations and open source projects use Zenhub to build better code faster.

With Zenhub, agile processes and ceremonies can be effortlessly implemented and optimized within GitHub. With the increased visibility into real-time data, every part of the organization can make better decisions and work more efficiently to ship products on time.

More than 7,000 progressive software development teams worldwide rely on Zenhub to keep their projects on track and on budget.

What is Zenhub used for?

Software development teams use Zenhub’s productivity and project management platform to ship better code, faster. Zenhub keeps teams aligned, productive, and working towards a common goal by providing a unified view of project progress. Zenhub helps teams get more done by automating repetitive, mundane tasks, helping them improve focus and velocity. Using automated planning and estimation tools, teams are able to project completion dates effectively and ship planned work reliably, on time.

Who is Zenhub for?

Zenhub is best-suited for software-led startups and scaleups with agile software development teams. For organizations who manage code in GitHub, Zenhub's productivity management features provide an extra layer of organization, transparency and collaboration beyond what is available in GitHub.

Many customers worldwide, from start-ups to large corporations, use Zenhub. Development teams at companies such as Astronomer, Grafana, Klue, Algorand, Adobe, and Microsoft trust Zenhub's powerful browser extension and web app to help them ship better software, faster.

Problems Zenhub Solves:

> Improve communication and alignment between developers and business stakeholders
> Limit scope creep and budget overruns
> Enable asynchronous work and reduce the need for meetings
> Facilitate Agile processes and ceremonies within GitHub
> Reduce context switching
> Reduce repetitive and manual tasks
> Generate unbiased and asynchronous estimations

Advantages of using Zenhub:

> Flexible, competitive pricing that keeps projects within scope and budget
> Fast, simple onboarding with one interface and zero-config
> Project management that reduces overhead and context switching
> Suggestions and tips for adopting agile ceremonies (sprints, epics, estimates)
> Unified workflow and better visualization through multi-repo boards
> Improved developer-business communication and alignment with Roadmaps
> Workflow automation through automated sprint planning and hand-offs
> Asynchronous and effortless estimations through Planning Poker
> Code-development-driven reports help ship projects in scope and on time
> Web app and extension offer interface of choice to keep focus and minimize context switching


Key benefits of ZenHub

> Zenhub Boards: Prioritize the work that matters most and maximize collaboration by visualizing your team's projects, progress, and priorities in one place.
> Single and Multi-Repository Support: Get a bird's eye view into everything going on with specific software projects by creating multi-repo workspaces.
> Automated Issue Movement: Remove bottlenecks, tedious tasks, and the need for status check-ins by enabling seamless, automated handoffs between teams.
> Estimation & Planning Poker: Use Zenhub's planning poker to make story point estimations in GitHub asynchronous and effortless.
> Zenhub Reports: Gain actionable, real-time insights from customizable reports and charts such as velocity reports, burndown charts, release reports, and others.
> Productivity Insights: Use Productivity Insights to see a software development team's productivity metrics at a glance and determine how they stack up.
> Automated Workflows: Use automated workflows to provide stakeholder and collaborator visibility to project progress, and minimize surprises and disconnects during hand-offs and transitions.
> Roadmaps: Plan out your long-term product strategy and timeline by organizing projects and epics into a Gantt-style view, enabling real-time visibility into the progress of projects.
> Sprints: Eliminate manual work and save time by using Zenhub’s automated sprint planning which leverages the "backlog" pipeline and velocity to create new sprints automatically.


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ZenHub Software - Get a snapshot of your team's productivity right from your ZenHub board
ZenHub Software - Request, provide and review story point estimates right on the issue. Reduce time spent in meetings by allowing team members to estimate on their own time right in ZenHub

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Christopher
Christopher
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The only solution for teams that depend on GitHub

Reviewed on 2020/02/12

We started using it in our dev teams (most of the company), but it worked so well, that we extended...

We started using it in our dev teams (most of the company), but it worked so well, that we extended its use to Marketing, Finance and HR. We even created empty repos in GitHub, so that those teams can have their own boards. The cost is reasonable and we ended up with a powerful collaboration tool on shared artifacts (GitHub) and a basic, but sufficient task/project management tool (ZenHub).

We even cancelled our Aha! Subscription, because we had simple product needs and the Roadmap feature, in combination with epics was enough for us.

Pros

Ingenious way to bypass the issue of GitHub's poor API and data model, that makes it practically impossible for any integration to offer true value, with minimal overhead. It has just enough features to make our life easy, with minimal overhead.

Cons

Sometimes (rarely) updates may get lost, when done via ZenHub.
You do need to open the GitHub project occasionally, as you don't have exactly the same ability to modify issues and milestones from within ZenHub.

Reasons for Switching to ZenHub

None of them solved much at all, for a company that relies so much on GitHub. With ZenHub we don't have to worry about issue duplication, manual overhead, issues with bidirectional synchronization, integrations only with PRs, looking for the source of truth and many more issues I identified during the evaluation/selection process.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Nice connection to github

Reviewed on 2019/09/17

We use ZenHub to represent our backlog and workflow. It has epics and individual issues on the...

We use ZenHub to represent our backlog and workflow. It has epics and individual issues on the board.

Pros

It has the same product management column set up that most PM tools have. One advantage I've seen over other PM softwares is that you can put epics in other epics. This allows you to put multiple epics into one epic to represent a bigger piece of work.

Cons

I don't like that it's limited to kanban. You can't have different boards for teams within your repo (or I haven't figured out how) so you're all working off the same board. There aren't specific boards for sprints so you could set up columns to represent your sprint but it's not as easy as something like Jira.

Response from ZenHub

Hello,

Thank you for the kind words and feedback on ZenHub. You mentioned having a hard time setting up multiple board views on the same GitHub Repo and wanted to help.

We recently launched ZenHub Workspaces which gives different teams the ability to customize their board view when working from the same set of GitHub Repositories.

Here's how to set up your first Workspace:
https://help.zenhub.com/support/solutions/articles/43000497224-creating-your-first-workspace

If you run into any trouble please feel free to reach out to support or myself at any time ([email protected]).

Thank you for being a ZenHub customer!

Wassim
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

ZenHub: the successful GitHub Project Management Plugin

Reviewed on 2022/06/10

Very good addition to the great GitHub CVS

Very good addition to the great GitHub CVS

Pros

The project scheduling and management features are very advanced and sometimes surpassing leading project management software on the market. It is compatible with GitHub and hence is oriented towards software projects. The enterprise version provides a rich collection of collaborative tools for developers which adds to those available in GitHub. Tasks can be created and maintained very flexibly with very intuitive GUI interaction. Being the project management missing part in GitHub, ZenHub is a perfect synergy for collaborative project management for large scale software projects. Tracking software issues and bugs is very facilitated as well. But again we rely on GitHub to do such management tasks.

Cons

The price is a bit high for large scale projects. A more flexible licensing strategy could be more appealing. Some GUI bugs show here and there but the developers are very actively responding to bug reports.

Sheraz
Sheraz
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easiest to use for scrum/kanban

Reviewed on 2021/09/22

Pros

This has been a tank in my project management arsenal. The simplicity and integrations available with Zenhub are amazing. It's easy to catch on and integrate with the team. U can have multiple boards and have tickets sync across multiple boards based on how you have programmed it.
I use this as the first option for any new project I take on. U can set up feature tickets or bug tickets from the support board to automatically go into dev boards and sync with the product road map board.
The programmability is amazing and it generates the perfect reports as needed as well as the simplicity and ease of use makes it my first choice.

Cons

I have nothing to say but good words about zenhub.

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Jira, Trello and monday.com

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Trello
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Supercharge GitHub!

Reviewed on 2018/11/04

Pros

I love how this software takes an existing feature (i.e. GitHub issue) and literally supercharges it, giving it new scope and meaning. It lets you organize work in a fast, reliable and effective way with teams of any sizes. I’ve been using it with a small team of web developers and it really changed for the better the way we plan our sprints and how well we communicate progress to other stakeholders.

Cons

The learning curve might seem a bit steep, you need to become familiar with how GitHub features like issues and labels map to concepts like milestones and epics, but once you get the gist of it you are going to love this software.

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ZenHub FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ZenHub.

ZenHub offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$8,33/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Growth: $8.33 per user/per month (When billed annually) US$12.50 per user/per month (When billed monthly) Enterprise: $12.45 per user/per month (When billed annually)

ZenHub has the following typical customers:

1 001–5 000

ZenHub supports the following languages:

English

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ZenHub integrates with the following applications:

CircleCI, GitHub, HipChat, Slack

ZenHub offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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