A Simple and More Effective Way of Working
Visualize your process, collaborate more effectively and identify opportunities for improvement with LeanKit, a highly flexible platform designed for the practical implementation of Kanban. LeanKit provides a real-time, shared understanding of activity and status, making it the ideal tool to manage both project and process work.
How LeanKit Works
Using cards on a virtual whiteboard, LeanKit harnesses the innate human preference for consuming information visually. By creating a visual model of your team’s work and workflow, you gain insight that’s otherwise lost in list-based tools. Our intuitive software provides a single, consolidated view of the work that teams can easily access and interact with across multiple locations, devices and systems.
Visualize Your 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.
Work Together Better
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. Reduce the risk of misunderstandings, oversights and handoff delays with built-in collaboration features that make it easy to ask questions and share status updates. Many teams also display their LeanKit boards on a touchscreen monitor to collaborate on work planning and execution.
Accessible On Any Device
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.
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. Using the workflow and calendar views, 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.
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. Synchronize projects between JIRA, MS Visual Studio/TFS and MS Visual Studio Online, MS Project Server, GitHub and Oracle Primavera using LeanKit’s flexible integration framework. In addition, more than 250 pre-built integrations with your favorite web apps — such as Google, Salesforce and Zendesk — are available through Zapier.