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LeanKit

Visual Management Made Easier


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Key Features of LeanKit

  • 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
  • Work-in-Process (WIP) Limits
  • iOS (iPhone-iPad) and Android Apps
  • Icons for Assigned Users, Due Date and Priority
  • Touchscreen Compatible
  • Efficiency Diagrams
  • Work Distribution Diagrams
  • Cloud-based
  • Percentage Complete for Projects

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Screenshot #1 of LeanKit (Seeing the Sources of a Team's Workload)
Screenshot #2 of LeanKit (A sample portfolio hierachy)
Screenshot #3 of LeanKit (A Better Project Timeline with Kanban)
Screenshot #4 of LeanKit (Leankit Reporting Tool)

Overview of LeanKit

A 2013 Gartner, Inc. "Cool Vendor" in Program/Portfolio Management

LeanKit puts visual process management in the cloud with instant workflow visibility. By dragging and dropping cards on a virtual whiteboard, users can build visual processes and access board updates in real time.

LeanKit is based on the principles of Kanban, a Lean/Agile methodology that emphasizes iterative work cycles and continuous process improvement.

New users can be up and running in minutes with basic board templates that are easily configurable for any industry, while advanced users can benefit from LeanKit's automatic reports to improve cycle time, identify bottlenecks, analyze workload distribution and more.

With LeanKit, teams can make their workflows visible, making it easier to communicate complex information at a glance.

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Specifications

Intended Users: Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported: iPhone-iPad, Web-based
Supported Countries: Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages: English
Support Options: FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials
Categories:· Production Scheduling Software · Business Process Management (BPM) Software · Collaboration Tools Software · Business Workflow Software · Agile Project Management Software · Visual Project Management Software

LeanKit Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Basic Edition - FREE
Team Edition - $15 / month / user*
Portfolio Edition - $19 / month / user*

Basic Edition is free, as long as you like, for up to 10 users and three boards. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Team Edition. Upgrade to Portfolio Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub.

*When billed annually. Nonprofit discounts available.

Benefits

LeanKit is an ultra-light process management system that provides teams a way to build and communicate visual process workflows. Lean/Agile teams can use the Kanban-based tool to visually map out the steps of a process flow or value stream on a virtual whiteboard. Drag-and-drop sticky notes represent work the team has to do and can be used to create workflows from left to right on the board.

It sounds incredibly simple, and it is, but it’s also very powerful - often resulting in 25-50% productivity improvements for teams. Mimicking for knowledge work what Kanban/JIT inventory management does for manufacturing organizations, LeanKit comes with different colored cards that can represent different types of work. Stickers attached to the cards can indicate who’s assigned to the cards, their priority and problems. Rather than meeting weekly to discuss a complex project schedule, teams hold short daily meetings around the board to discuss what’s happening that day.

The visual nature of Kanban-based boards allow teams to quickly convey a tremendous amount of information. For example, if a bunch of red cards (representing issues or rework) are stacked in a lane, a team knows there is a problem even before anyone has the chance to read the cards. This enables teams to take immediate action to resolve issues before they turn into serious problems. This also enables leaders to focus on continuous improvement (sometimes called Kaizen) instead of being trapped micromanaging today’s tasks.

While a manual Kanban system (whiteboard and sticky notes) is great for individual teams, it doesn’t always work as well for distributed teams and organizations. Senior executives can’t personally visit hundreds of whiteboards to check on progress. Distributed team members can’t easily see or contribute to the daily conversations around the board. And, while Kanban metrics are theoretically powerful, the daily tracking of data often falls by the wayside as people get busy.

Try LeanKit free for up to 10 team members and discover all the ways instant project visibility can benefit your team.

User Reviews for LeanKit

  chaos to simplicity

This application allows you to move from a chaotic approach to customer service to an organised one. Links to JIRA as well so it actually compliments rather than replaces it.

— graypz (7th of January 20:07)

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