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In-depth Planview AgilePlace review 2023

Article originally published in October 2023 by Stuart Brameld. Most recent update in April 2024.

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So, you’re considering Planview AgilePlace and want to know a bit more before a trial or purchase? We’ve scoured every article, document and review online in order to be able to provide you with an in-depth overview, without you needing to request a demo or trial.

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Similar to our reviews of GrowthHackers Projects, Truenorth and Effective Experiments, this article is an in-depth review and analysis of Planview AgilePlace.

We’ll start by highlighting some of the pros and cons but go into far more detail throughout the article.

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  • For large companies
  • Used by 50,000+ teams around the world
  • Well-suited to complex programs and initiatives
  • Single pricing tier that includes all functionality


  • Kanban view only
  • DevOps, Engineering and Manufacturing focused
  • Dated UI, UX and design

What is Planview AgilePlace?

AgilePlace is a visual management system, often referred to as “enterprise kanban”. It is part of the Planview’s work and resource management (WRM) suite of tools focused on helping DevOps, Engineering and Manufacturing organisations scale agility across the enterprise.

The software implements principles from Lean, Agile and Kanban and aims to provide a visual project management tool fit for the modern day. Marketers will likely associate it with a Trello-like interface. AgilePlace allows companies to visually track and manage the flow of work from strategy to delivery using enterprise Kanban boards.

AgilePlace is used by more than 50,000 teams around the world. To see a few of our customers and see how they use AgilePlace go here.

According to the Planview AgilePlace homepage:

“Planview AgilePlace (formerly Planview LeanKit) enables organizations and teams to use enterprise Kanban boards to visually track and manage the flow of work from strategy to delivery.”


Who is behind Planview AgilePlace?

Planview AgilePlace is the result of a 2017 acquisition of LeanKit (now AgilePlace) by Planview. LeanKit was founded in 2009 and raised $25MM in outside capital. At the time of acquisition the company had an estimated 150 employees.

Planview was founded in 1989 in Austin, Texas, by Patrick Durbin and has grown through a number of acquisitions (Aptage, Changepoint, Clarizen, Spigit and Tasktop) and private equity buyouts (Insight Venture Partners, Thoma Bravo, TPG and TA Associates). The most recent acquisition valued the company at $1.6 billion. At the time of writing they have 1,643 employees. Planview sits in a software category known as Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).

Planview AgilePlace features

Let’s take a look at some of the core features and functionality.

Card scoring

Planview card scoring is a feature of Planview AgilePlace that allows teams to visually and relatively score cards using a board-defined set of criteria. This can help teams to prioritize work and make better decisions about what to work on next.

To use card scoring, teams first need to define the criteria that they will use to score cards. This could include things like:

  • Value: How valuable is this work to the customer or the business?
  • Effort: How much effort will it take to complete this work?
  • Risk: How risky is it to complete this work?
  • Priority: How important is it to complete this work?
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Once the criteria have been defined, teams can then start scoring cards. Scores can also be weighted – for example, if a team has defined three scoring criteria: value (weighted at 50%), effort (weighted at 25%), and risk (weighted at 25%), then the total score for a card would be calculated as follows:

Total score = (value * 0.5) + (effort * 0.25) + (risk * 0.25)

Outcome-based goal setting

Outcome-based goal setting is a way to set goals that are focused on the desired outcomes, rather than on the activities or outputs. This can help teams to stay focused on what is important and to deliver more value to their customers.

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AgilePlace implements the OKR (objectives and key results) system within the software. For each goal, teams must identify the key results that will indicate whether or not the goal has been achieved. Key results should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Real-time analytics

Realtime analytics are used to improve flow and promote continuous improvement. This is achieved through various lean and agile health metrics that are used to assess team performance and promote continuous improvement.

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Velocity charts show the average amount of work a team completes which can be used to track progress over time and identify areas where the team can improve.

Agile program management

Coordinate and manage work based on the principles of Agile, such as incremental delivery, continuous feedback, and collaboration. Coordinate initiatives quickly and effectively with clarity into the value delivered.

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Planview AgilePlace offers a range of integrations, some of these are native integrations but many are provided through 3rd party API connectivity tools such as Zapier.

ZapierUse Zapier to perform actions including: Assign User, Create Card, Add Comment, Add Tag and more
WebApps, via ZapierConsolidate project and task information into AgilePlace including communication/meeting management (Google, GoToMeeting), CRM (Salesforce, Zendesk) and marketing automation (Emma, HubSpot)
TeamsUse the Embed functionality to display a specific IdeaPlace challenge, a specific AgilePlace board or PPM Pro dashboard in an MS Teams channel
TasktopConnect AgilePlace with a broad range of enterprise applications and tools such as Atlassion Jira Software, Rally Software by Broadcom, Microsoft Azure and Digital.ai.

Planview AgilePlace pricing

AgilePlace does not have public pricing but online articles indicate in the region of $20 to $29 per user per month. A single pricing tier includes all functionality, for more information visit the pricing page or start a trial.


The following sites have a range of reviews for Planview AgilePlace:

  1. g2.com
  2. Software Advice
  3. Garner reviews
  4. Trust radius

Final thoughts

AgilePlace is an excellent solution for large enterprise companies requiring a project and portfolio management (PPM) solution that provides Kanban visualisation and can also meet the requirements of large agile marketing teams. For growth marketing and marketing experimentation specifically, check out Growth Method.

To start a trial visit https://www.planview.com/products-solutions/products/agileplace/get-agileplace/.

Planview AgilePlace resources

  1. Planview Customer Success Center
  2. AgilePlace API
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Facebook
  6. YouTube

Planview AgilePlace alternatives

Looking for a growth marketing or agile marketing platform? Here are some alternatives to the UpGrow growth experiment management tool.

Effective ExperimentsDocument, Manage & Scale Your Experimentation Programhttps://www.effectiveexperiments.com/
Growth MethodGrowth Method is a growth marketing platform designed for experiment-led and data-driven marketers.https://growthmethod.com/
Growth.SoftwareGrowth Software is an adaptable work management platform that collects data and measures the results of any initiative, creating a learning center for all your activities.https://growth.software/
GrowthHackers ProjectsA private community for top growth leaders – where marketing, product, and growth experts come to learn, connect, and tackle challenges together.https://growthhackers.com/
TrueNorthTrueNorth is the only growth marketing platform to plan and track marketing in one place, with everything and everyone focused on the goal.

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UpGrowThe right way to keep track of your Growth Experimentshttps://upgrow.co/

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