It’s been a while since we were using Thoughtworks Mingle as our agile project management tool. We liked their Kanban style Card Walls View a lot.
Nevertheless, we switched to PivotalTracker because of its superior support of prioritizing stories in a backlog and automated iteration planning. Unfortunately, PivotalTracker does not offer any Kanban style card wall view. Interestingly enough, Mingle has now caught up and is offering the possibility to “Prioritize and rearrange by drag-n-drop to reflect the actual order of execution of your stories“.
Two major players in the agile project management tools space have recently released Kanban support: VerisionOne and TargetProcess. While I still prefer simple tools like my favorite Zen by the great guys over at agilezen.com, it’s good to see that there’s a choice. If you have to run a big enterprise with tons of agile projects going on in parallel, you’re definitely better suited with one of the big ships.
What are your experiences with Kanban? Did you miss tool support? Or do you prefer a physical Kanban board? Let us know in the comments!