May 16, 2012
LeanKit, recognized as the leader in electronic Lean/Kanban software, and Focused Objective, makers of the most powerful risk management solution for Lean-Agile management, today announce a partnership to provide customers with an integrated product offering. The combined solution will bring industry leading quantitative analysis to LeanKit’s and Focused Objective’s customer base in an easy to use and immediately available way...Traditional project management systems collect data based on estimates and averages, and are inherently flawed, explained Chris Hefley, founder and CEO of LeanKit. "This integration will take the high-quality data available from LeanKit and combine it with the revolutionary simulation and forecasting technology provided by Focused Objective, to provide managers and planners with the kind of accurate and reliable analysis that they need to make good decisions.”
The first visible outcome of this partnership is the immediate availability of an import tool that brings data from LeanKit into KanbanSim, Focused Objective’s desktop simulation tool for Lean teams. Magennis explains, "It is important that our customers aren’t forced to enter backlog data or plan multiple deliverables in more than one place. LeanKit does a fantastic job of making it easy to plan and organize a product story backlog, and our import wizard takes that data and incorporates it into our modeling language.”
LeanKit is recognized by Lean community leaders and practitioners alike as the most flexible and powerful tool available for implementing the Kanban method. The company is also making a name for itself in the Lean community beyond software with ventures into construction, manufacturing, education, and more...Enterprise Kanban @ LeanKitKanban.com.
About Focused Objective
Focused Objective makes tools that effectively model Kanban and Scrum projects to get accurate forecasts of cost, delivery dates and staff requirements.