LeanKit is a project management tool that makes use of kanban boards to show tasks on a calendar. The kanban boards are visual representations of tasks that can be dragged and dropped to show team progress on a specific task. It offers a way to view historical data to analyze performance in much the same way that Wrike does. LeanKit is designed to support businesses scaling Kanban across multiple teams, projects and locations. The solution enables you to connect boards at team, project and portfolio levels, thereby giving everyone the correct level of visibility to assess project status and manage dependencies.
LeanKit gives you a transparent window from which to view your business. You can monitor team-level execution, keep track of subtasks for individual work items and produce automatically generated diagrams that represent various data values and metrics. It allows you to visualize work and workflow processes and receive real-time updates about the activity and status of various tasks. This, in turn, gives you a way to spot areas where processes can be further improved.
Reporting and Metrics
LeanKit uses the data that has been input in cards and then gathers all related factors in a common metrics platform and provides various types of visual reports. This is useful to gain insight into identifying improvement opportunities. In addition, Leankit can produce professional graphical reports on the various parts of the workflow process. This, in turn, can be analysed in order to evaluate the efficiency and productiveness of a specific department.
Advanced Kanban Features
LeanKit is an enterprise Kanban tool that offers built-in, advanced Kanban features such as policies, class of service, WIP limits and board templates. With these advanced tools, you can improve the flow of your work and increase efficiency across the board. By utilising Kanban you can support continuous improvement at the team and organizational levels of your business.
LeanKit offers pre-built integrations with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online, and Project Server; GitHub and Oracle Primavera. This helps to visualize data in other tools that would previously be covered. Additionally, LeanKit comes with Zapier integrated, meaning over 300 online service apps are supported. Examples include Google, Salesforce, Zendesk, Emma and Hubspot.
LeanKit is available in four different editions; Standard, Select, Advanced and Premium. Standard is priced at $12 per user, per month and is limited to kanban boards, a flexible layout, some board templates and collaboration tools. The Select edition is priced at $19 per user, per month and it offers everything in the Standard edition plus Lean Metrics & Reports, Lane Policies & WIP Limits, Work Item Breakdown, Filtered Work Views and ALM Integrations. The Advanced edition is priced at $32 per user, per month and comes with everything in the Select edition plus Multi-Team Work Distribution, Custom Reporting, Reader Licenses, Enhanced Security and Account Services. Finally the Premium edition is priced at $49 per user, per month and contains everything in the Advanced edition plus Single Sign-on, and Private Cloud functionality.
Bottom LineOverall, LeanKit is a software-based visual management tool that can be accessed on any web-enabled device. It has simple drag and drop whiteboard interface, it is suitable for businesses of all sizes and provides advanced metrics and analytical reports. Teams of all sizes can utilise this solution to gain a shared understanding of the details and status of work items, regardless of location, and the Lean metrics and reports can help to assess performance and identify opportunities for improvement.