Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

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  • Starting Price
    $39.00/month/user
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    Pricing is per editor (viewers are free and unlimited)
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    Cloud, SaaS, Web
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Vendor Details

  • ProductPlan
  • www.productplan.com/
  • Founded 2013
  • United States

About ProductPlan

ProductPlan is easy-to-use roadmap software designed to help teams better plan and communicate their strategies. Our drag and drop features are intuitive and let product managers get started building beautiful roadmaps quickly. ProductPlan roadmaps are highly visual, communication-focused and built for team collaboration. Visit www.productplan.com to find out more.


ProductPlan Features

  • Collaboration
  • Content Import / Export
  • Diagramming
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Requirements Management
  • Workflow Management

ProductPlan Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Simple way of planning

May 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Due to its functions in this platform, I can create and share my road maps in real time with patches or updates. This is a very useful program for my work, which allows me to organize tasks for tasks and projects. This program helps us to structure and plan the best products and projects that we have in mind. We have become more organized and more capable of achieving our goals. The program helped us to make a workflow that helped us to get more profit and to reach the level of excellence that the company wants.

Cons: It would be great if you could attach documents to tasks and actions. Do not like that there is no offline mode or client software for scheduling when the program is not connected to the network. But in general I like this platform.

The road to the successful product

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The thing that I like the most here is very convenient to use panning-board. To create the most effective strategy for your business you must plan everything the way that will take you to your goal. So the possibility to plan your work and projects even with colleagues from different countries realized very simple way. Also, the system can visualize the work of your team via graphics to show you the statistic and bring the understanding of the working process and done\undone parts of the work.

Cons: ProductPlat positions themselves as the company with which it is easy to start with, that is actually the truth, if you have experience in working with the similar software. However, for newbies, it can take quite some time to understand everything and start working with 100% effectiveness.

Helpful but not perfect

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: - Easy to get started
- Lane, container, and bar system is simple and effective
- Sprint lines and milestones help to add context

Cons: The export functionality is too basic and does not provide a nice clear summary in many instances.

Great onboarding and VERY easy to use!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most is that it's very intuitive and so easy to use. We didn't have to kill ourselves and spend a lot of time just learning how to use the tool. It was great to have our entire cross-functional team on it and using it right away with no issues or major questions. We've abandoned other tools in the past because they were so hard to learn and/or a pain to use...I feel our productivity actually went down with those! The ProductPlan software seems like it will have more staying power for our team. Yay!

Cons: I know you can add links, but it would be great if you could also attach documents to tasks/activities. I also would love it if you could link activities on the timeline so if the timing on something (e.g. a gating item like a key deliverable) gets changed, when you move it, it will move all other tasks associated with it too. Right now even though I may have things linked, I have to manually move a whole bunch of stuff one-by-one if there is a component delay or something.

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Great all around, trail was slick, training was useful and comms have easy

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: - Jira integration to track progress
- The fact that things can be added to the roadmap OR the parking lot is really neat
- The roadmap is a really nice presentation tool, but also useful in collaborative planning as it is easy/simple to use

Cons: I was really excited about the planning board, benefit and cost scoring table. We use something similar, but our approach is slightly too complicated to be achieved in ProductPlan, which is a shame

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Great organizational tool and provides a line of site to projects, people, and technology

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive to start. Like the link to Jira and SharePoint, Good customer service, Planning
Board and Parking Lot are get features to be incorporated into the software.

Cons: While pretty simple to get going, there are some tricks and tips that make the software much more useful and I needed to be shown these tips.

Overall: Keeping track of various tracks and projects and having a better line of site. Makes it easy to have conversations with IT and Product to review dependencies and prioirty

ProductPlan was very easy to learn. We were able to onboard additional users in a couple hours.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use.
Ability to see our company roadmap in an easy to follow format.
Roadmaps can be created at different levels of the organization...from Executive overviews to agile teams.

Cons: Would love to see an 'UNDO' feature added to the map. Oftentimes, a bar gets moved on the map inadvertently and it would be nice to click an undo button.
We use Rally for our agile team tracking software. We'd love to see integration added for Rally.

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Intuitive

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Compared to some of the other tools I reviewed, I was building roadmaps within minutes with Product Plan. It is self explanatory and leads you as a user. Strong usability.

Cons: There are still a few more features and integrations required, but they have been communicited as being on the Product Roadmap.

Overall: Ease of use and not a development specific tool. Can be used across all segments of the company. Captures of the narrative you are trying to communicate. Solid content to support and educate those who are building for this first time.

Excellent trial, hands on support!

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really like the ability to be able to cobine roadmaps, and the look and feel of the product is great.

Cons: I would say it could work better in IE, but that is a small issue. It works better in various browsers.

Intuitive experience

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been mainly using ProductPlan to create roadmaps which has been very easy to use and has a lot of great features. I find the drag and drop bars and containers the most helpful as they make roadmaps super easy to create and adjust.

Cons: I do not have any major cons right now. I haven't spent much time looking at the planning board or the parking lot.

Extremely positive

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best benefit, for me, is how simple to use but effective it is. I've used MS Project and other tools that can be overwhelming when you open them up and not very intuitive. It didn't take me hours of watching videos to create my first roadmap. Another perk is customer service is quick to respond and always helpful. There are bugs in every application, so I've found a few but their customer service team has sometimes resolved things on their in within a matter of hours from me providing feedback about the bug. They also follow up via e-mail if I have something pending that gets resolved.

Cons: Some aspects of it are almost too simple. More freedom with font size and placement of text would help the output look cleaner, especially when printing. However, I fully believe it's only a matter of time before this is implemented.

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this was the missing link I've been looking for! :D

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: * ability to sync directly to/from JIRA epics/stories
* "containers" serve as a level higher than JIRA epics/stories but keep them grouped together
* ability to look globally across all roadmaps to identify dependencies and collisions

Cons: * dragging bars and containers into plan is a little sensitive
* parking lot and planning board seem to be neglected features

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It's my new goto tool for all product planning and communication. I use it for everything!

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It has a very intuitive and simple interface yet with all the features needed for proper planning. The integrations are really helpful for tracking progress, specifically JIRA.

Cons: It doesn't have a rollback feature in case I make mistakes. Selecting multiple bars and making changes would be helpful, along with hover-over tool-tips showing the beginning and end dates instead of clicking on the bar.

Overall: Ability to organize and clearly communicate a visual plan for our team and senior stakeholders.

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The best planning software ever

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to make planning adjustments without commitment to dependices which loses focus on the planning part.

Cons: No offline mode or client software to plan when not online. When the software has a lot going on, depending on the browser or CPU you have, it tends to slow down.

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Super intuitive and easy to use.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Our organization was in need of a fast, visual roadmap for all initiatives across the company. I was able to get it up and running from the ground up that evening and present it to the entire organization the next morning. We're now using it for all our roadmaps and planning. Your Customer Success group is second to none and treat all users like VIPs.

Cons: There have only been a few things I've noticed that need improvement and your CS and Product groups have been very responsive to our suggestions. One item was actually addressed and fixed for us within a week!

Overall: Simple, fast roadmapping visualization for the entire organization.

it just worked for me .... that's good UX

May 16, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It was easy to self learn ... discovery didn't take too long and I was able to find most of the features I needed on my own. The visual representation of and UI with drag and drop was great.

Cons: a little more clarify on some navigation - clear messaging on date ranges (which may have been entered wrong). When I entered date ranges incorrectly, the plan didnt' show as expected - i had to enlist CS (who were GREAT, btw).

Easy to use and intuitive

Apr 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I needed a tool to help define my organization's several product lines. This has everything I needed and allowed me to deliver the roadmaps on time - thanks

ProductPlan review

Mar 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I evaluated several roadmap products in depth and found ProductPlan the easiest and most versatile to use. It didn't box me in, but instead offered me the flexibility to start where I wanted to in the process. I really like how easy it is to create and share theme based roadmaps with multiple levels of grouping epics together. It also provides great tools for backlog management and prioritization.

Even if you don't end up using them I recommend you follow their blog!:
https://www.productplan.com/blog/

I want to specially highlight their support. They are very quick to respond and always willing to jump on a phone call and go above and beyond in helping out.

We love ProductPlan, using it every day to manage our Software Product initiatives (Epics & Stories)

Mar 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, customer service, integration sync with JIRA

Cons: Scaling of gantt chart bar height (extremely minor issue) but that would help with showing the charts on monitor screens which don't allow for zoom-scaling.

Overall: I use ProductPlan to communicate, coordinate, and visualize business goals for our business. This allows for Stakeholders to see the 50,000 ft. view while simultaneously keeping the Design, Development and Quality Assurance Teams focused and on-target. Our JIRA Epics and Stories integrate with ProductPlan via daily, or instantaneous, sync which count story points and/or number of stories per epic, allowing us to glance at a percentage of Epic completion at a glance.

More than just a Gantt Chart, its a superb, integrated web application that helps keep our business focused. Customer services is awesome and they have worked with me a number of times to help solve and understand how to best use their product in tandem with JIRA.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use the sync function and JIRA Epic tie-in. Make sure that the Stories are "Resolved" properly for the sync to work and calculate % Epic Finished correctly. Once your workflows are dialed in, ProductPlan does the rest.

Apr 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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