LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

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LeanKit Overview

What is LeanKit?

Visualize Your Work and Workflow
See how work flows through your team’s process using virtual Kanban boards. LeanKit lets you define and evolve your process without restricting the way you work. Use vertical lanes to visualize each step in your flow and horizontal swimlanes to represent parallel processes on the same board. As your process changes, easily modify your board layout to ensure that it accurately reflects the steps your team follows to get work done.

Plan and Track Your Work
In LeanKit, work items are visually represented as cards. Add upcoming work to the backlog and prioritize it according to business value. LeanKit lets you instantly see what’s being worked on, who’s doing the work, and how and when it needs to be done. Making the work visible—along with blockers, bottlenecks and expedites—gives your team a shared understanding of activity and status.

Work Together More Effectively
LeanKit provides a go-to place that helps teams stay connected and informed, regardless of whether you’re in the same room or geographically distributed. Built-in collaboration features make it easy to ask questions and share status updates, reducing the risk of costly misunderstandings, oversights and handoff delays. Many teams also display their LeanKit boards on a touchscreen monitor to collaborate on work planning and execution.

Stay Connected On the Go
Status updates and new information can happen at any time, making it crucial to stay informed and immediately communicate changes to your team. LeanKit can be easily accessed anytime, anywhere from a browser or mobile device. Mobile apps for iOS and Android let you check status, make updates and add comments while you’re on the go. Any changes made from your mobile device are instantly visible to the entire team.

Align Strategy with Execution
Align your strategic initiatives with team-level execution using LeanKit’s tiered board approach. Visualize your initiatives at a high level and then drill through to the implementation board to see the associated work details. Keep track of the subtasks for each work item using task boards. LeanKit is designed to provide the right level of visibility and detail to the right people, making it easy to track each initiative through to implementation.

Measure Your Effectiveness
Powerful reporting and analytics help you identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Measure the effectiveness of your process using insightful metrics such as flow, quality, throughput and lead time. For a deeper understanding of who did what and when, drill into the history of any card for a detailed audit trail. Both team level and enterprise roll-up reporting is available, with the option to combine LeanKit data with other company data to support custom reporting needs.

Improve Your Flow of Work
Advanced Kanban capabilities -- such as policies, class of service and WIP limits -- support continuous improvement at the team and organizational levels. Keep your process consistent by making policies explicit. Assign class of service to categorize work items based on business value and risk. To keep work flowing smoothly and quickly identify bottlenecks, set work-in-progress limits by lane or individual.

Integrate with Other Systems
Create a consolidated view of your work and eliminate duplicate data entry by integrating LeanKit with your existing systems. Our open source integration service coordinates two-way communications with Microsoft Project Server, TFS, and VS Online; as well as GitHub, JIRA, Buildmaster, Oracle Primavera and more. Add cards to designated boards based on work triggers and keep your updates synchronized. Also, Zapier offers hundreds of pre-built integrations between LeanKit and your favorite web apps, such as Google, Salesforce and Zendesk.

LeanKit Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Standard Edition - $12 / month / user*
Select Edition - $19 / month / user*
Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user*
Premium Edition - $49 / month / user*

Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.


LeanKit Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
English

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Easily collaborate and share information -- anytime, anywhere
Track and manage a multitude of tasks and steps
Measure the effectiveness of your process with powerful reporting and analytics (shown: efficiency report)
Use LeanKit as the visual layer to other tracking systems using our open source integration (shown: MS TFS)
LeanKit screenshot: Easily collaborate and share information -- anytime, anywhere LeanKit screenshot: Track and manage a multitude of tasks and steps LeanKit screenshot: Measure the effectiveness of your process with powerful reporting and analytics (shown: efficiency report) LeanKit screenshot: Use LeanKit as the visual layer to other tracking systems using our open source integration (shown: MS TFS)

LeanKit Reviews

LeanKit Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
21

Very good
14

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3,9
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,1
92% recommended this app
Joel B.

Great for personal and business kanban


David B.

Flexible lean project management tool

It was fast, flexible and offered team independence. While the company ultimately moved to a more feature rich tool that better served our needs, I would say that leankit is a great solution and should certainly be in your short list.


Verified Reviewer

Has Potential

It has the potential to be a little more. It kind of reminds me of ADP for project management, as far as looks go. Not particularly pretty but it's enough to manage what you need. I don't know how much my company paid for it or it's limitations but it's useful for now.


Thomas C.

It's a Project Tracking Tool | Not the Best, Not the Worst

Overall, my experience with LeanKit is fine. It's a project management tool and productivity tracker and each of those have their benefits and drawbacks. I don't find LeanKit to really be better or worse than any other one that I've used and it is valuable to be able to see the work that your coworkers have on their plates so you're not asking them to do something when they've already got enough on their plate.


Verified Reviewer

LeanKit for large teams


Joel B.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great for personal and business kanban

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Simple to use and set up, visual and easy to navigate, drag and drop features.

Cons

Some of the reporting features were hard to customize or modify, and instructions were not always in depth enough.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

David B.
Industry: Entertainment

Flexible lean project management tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/07
Review Source: Capterra

It was fast, flexible and offered team independence. While the company ultimately moved to a more feature rich tool that better served our needs, I would say that leankit is a great solution and should certainly be in your short list.

Pros

This is a nice relatively lightweight application that is easily configurable. Teams can quickly setup their own boards as they want and share them with other teams to view. The interface is simple and intuitive with a good level of configuration. Leankit delivers on the simplicity and ease of use.

Cons

At the time of using it, it was not easy to share work across multiple boards. The option at the time was to create a master board and create dependencies from there. That only worked if you planned for that at the beginning. However, if you were to decide later that you wanted to do this, it was much more difficult to retrospectively build that hierarchy. It also stripped new lines from descriptions, while there are workarounds with tags, it was frustrating that have wrapping automatically.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Has Potential

Used Monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

It has the potential to be a little more. It kind of reminds me of ADP for project management, as far as looks go. Not particularly pretty but it's enough to manage what you need. I don't know how much my company paid for it or it's limitations but it's useful for now.

Pros

You can visually see the status and details with each card, that represents each project. It's almost like post-it notes on a board. You can have a one glance overview and see everything and who is assigned to them. If someone changes something in your project, you're immediately notified. If there are a lot of changes, it can be hard to keep up with it.

Cons

Once when you drill down on each project, it very thick with information, which can be good and daunting at the same time. But if there was a change, it can get confusing. I'm not a heavy user but I do keep up with the projects listed. The search is ok but I would like to see results in a better view.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Thomas C.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

It's a Project Tracking Tool | Not the Best, Not the Worst

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/04/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience with LeanKit is fine. It's a project management tool and productivity tracker and each of those have their benefits and drawbacks. I don't find LeanKit to really be better or worse than any other one that I've used and it is valuable to be able to see the work that your coworkers have on their plates so you're not asking them to do something when they've already got enough on their plate.

Pros

I really like the way Leankit visualizes tasks as 'cards', so you can see blocks that you and your co-workers are working on at any given time. It can be a little visually overwhelming at first, but there are filtering options that you can turn on to only show you cards that you're attached to, or make other peoples' cards transparent so you get a more at-a-glance view of your tasks for the day/week etc.

Cons

It's fairly bare bones. On top of this, if you've only got one lane for projects being worked on and people put enough cards in there that the time surpasses the allotment, a notification comes up asking you to enter a reason that you're going over the time limit. You can enter whatever you want into the dialogue box making this basically superfluous. I wouldn't have as much of an issue with this if the lane showed you were over the time limit without the annoying popup.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

LeanKit for large teams

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to use and setup boards. If you use kanban for your development seems to be a good tool

Cons

No tools to manage backlog for large product over several version. Planning capability for SAFe is poor.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

User recommendation
7,8/10
Based on 38 user ratings
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LeanKit Pricing

LeanKit Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Standard Edition - $12 / month / user*
Select Edition - $19 / month / user*
Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user*
Premium Edition - $49 / month / user*

Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.

Standard Edition - $12 / month / user*
Select Edition - $19 / month / user*
Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user*
Premium Edition - $49 / month / user*

Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.

Value for Money
3,9/5
Based on 38 user ratings
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LeanKit Features

LeanKit Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for LeanKit

Additional information for LeanKit

Key features of LeanKit

  • Automated Reports and Notifications
  • Built-in Work-in-Process (WIP) Limits
  • Cloud-hosted
  • Cycle Time Analytics
  • Efficiency Diagrams
  • Icons for Assigned Users, Due Date and Priority
  • Integration via API
  • Project File Attachments
  • Real-time Updates
  • Role-based Security Controls
  • Sample Workflow Templates
  • Simple Workflow Mapping
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Touchscreen Compatible
  • Vertical Lanes and Horizontal Swimlanes
  • Visual Team Collaboration
  • Work Distribution Diagrams
  • iOS (iPhone-iPad) and Android Apps

Benefits

Teams need a shared tool to help them stay aligned and to visualize their work. With LeanKit, you can map processes on virtual whiteboards for a complete and transparent view of status, issues and updates. Track and manage a multitude of tasks and steps. Keep extended teams on the same page. Support continuous delivery with better communication, and improve your process over time with insightful analytics.

LeanKit FAQs

LeanKit FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for LeanKit.

Q. What type of pricing plans does LeanKit offer?

LeanKit offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Standard Edition - $12 / month / user* Select Edition - $19 / month / user* Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user* Premium Edition - $49 / month / user* Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.

Q. What are the main features of LeanKit?

LeanKit offers the following features:

  • Automated Reports and Notifications
  • Built-in Work-in-Process (WIP) Limits
  • Cloud-hosted
  • Cycle Time Analytics
  • Efficiency Diagrams
  • Icons for Assigned Users, Due Date and Priority
  • Integration via API
  • Project File Attachments
  • Real-time Updates
  • Role-based Security Controls
  • Sample Workflow Templates
  • Simple Workflow Mapping
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Touchscreen Compatible
  • Vertical Lanes and Horizontal Swimlanes
  • Visual Team Collaboration
  • Work Distribution Diagrams
  • iOS (iPhone-iPad) and Android Apps

Q. Who are the typical users of LeanKit?

LeanKit has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does LeanKit support?

LeanKit supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does LeanKit offer?

LeanKit has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does LeanKit support mobile devices?

LeanKit supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does LeanKit integrate with?

LeanKit integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Apty, Cyfe, GitHub, ITM Platform, Jira, Kaiten, LeadMaster, VisitorTrack, Zapier

Q. What level of support does LeanKit offer?

LeanKit offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials