Using Kanbanize

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Agile is a real passion of mine. According to my wife, it is a hobby as well as an obsession. Unsurprisingly,  having a board to deal with my personal and professional tasks is extremely important to me. I started trying out many different solutions including Redmine, Jira, Agilefant, and Leankit before I chose Kanbanize to manage all my stuff.

Why did I Choose Kanbanize?

First of all, I need to have a board available to me on my iPhone because, during my long commute,  I like to check the progress of my personal and agile tasks daily and the only software that was able to provide me with this essential feature was Kanbanize. It’s quite nifty in the way it sends you push notifications if someone else makes a change on a board – this way, you can follow along with your teammates on your way to the meeting.

Easy to Handle

In addition, the interface that allows me to create swimlanes (it is very helpful to divide your board into many “projects”) is so simple and user-friendly. You can even check out the number of cards that are in progress for a particular area (or swimlane) if you just want to see if you’re pacing yourself well.

Importing cards in Kanbanize is made very easy with the import tool that avoids the need to enter data manually. Who has the time to do that? All I needed to do was upload files from my computer and the system did the rest of the compatability checking and placing the files correctly. It’s an excellent way to consolidate scattered files so that you can get at the bigger picture.

New Features

I like structuring my projects with Kanbanize because the team is always adding useful, intuitive features to help automate my task flow. The new version (launched earlier this month) includes recurring cards, which saves me the hassle of creating the same cards every day, week or month. This conserves tons of time thinking about tasks that I have to do more than once.

Furthermore, I had the opportunity to use their free trial and take my time to evaluate every feature that Kanbanize offers before I signed on.

Can’t wait to see what Kanbanize will add next! Check out more info at kanbanize.com.

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Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile.

Why?

I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally
different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible
to implement it.

Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.

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