The system will guide you through the process from when you start a story to when you finish it and deliver it. Pros: I will preface my review with the fact that I have never used a substitute for pivotal. There's a line on the home page in the middle of all your data labeled Band, which shows you the battery life of the Tracker 1. Accelerate agile adoption with a simple, proven process. These features alone make it an interesting choice, especially if your company is able to adapt to the Pivotal Labs methodology.
In addition, PivotalTracker looks like no one has done any development work on it since the year 2000. It sometimes takes 2 minutes just to load the web page from scratch and this is true on all browsers and in incognito mode. It's easy to download and install to your mobile phone. We provide Pivotal Tracker 2. Easy to use, Tracker enables real-time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog.
Cons: For smaller teams and projects, the point estimate feature and much of the in-depth analytics hasn't been that helpful for us in terms of making actionable decisions. Overall: We have been using Pivotal Tracker for several years now and it has quite a few features that keep our development team organized. The interface is old and outdated, and challenging to wrap your head around. Pivotal Tracker gives you buttons to indicate when you've started and finished a story, as well as when you've delivered it and it's ready for review. Increase visibility and collaboration Bring everyone, even distributed teams into the same virtual room. Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure your team can work without an in-depth project history. I'm pretty savvy with learning new products, and it still took two weeks and multiple trainings for me to feel like I had a grasp of what I was doing.
It has an intuitive, easy to use interface which allows for comprehensive collaboration and focus. For paid plans, you pay a subscription fee for a set number of account members, rather than paying strictly per person. Some of the stages of a story don't particularly fit within our team's workflow, and the agile approach of velocity and estimates don't currently apply to us, but seem to still determine where our stories fit in a sprint. The band vibrated quickly, the clock reset to zero and all of my data disappeared from the band. Unique functions of Pivotal Tracker There are two main functions that Pivotal Tracker offers that we swear by and which turns it into the useful tool that it is. Help videos and knowledge base are well developed and informative. Cons: Unable to export data and analytics form the application to flat files or other means such as xml which could be used for importing into other application and integrating the status and analytics of the open bugs and enhancements.
Just the basic of being able to create a development ticket, assign it to a developer, tag the designer in comments so he gets inquiries, and use the approval process is a game changer in terms of staying organized. Lots of integration options with external systems. Stories provide a level of detail that helps keep teams aware of progress. That data would provide a more complete picture of my overall health. Better still, it only takes a few minutes to get started.
Pros: I really like the fact that it has a well-established processes which is built upon agile methodology in software development. Although I personally did not have to face this scenario often I could see it being a bit of an issue if my team and company was that of larger scale. It shares more similarities with work-management tools, such as Asana. Cons: The one thing that can feel disorganized is keeping track of who is working on what. So they lose 1 star for not understanding their customer, 1 star for the regression in functionality, and the 3rd star for not lining to our feedback or caring about what we paying customers think.
This is where you can set your Wake-Up Alarm, Activity Reminder and Steps Goal. Pros: The organization factor is huge with this! This is especially useful on projects with lots of bugs or feature requests, so I can limit the list to only the stories relevant to my work. It just takes a bit of time to learn it and feel comfortable with it. Alternative Breeze is an alternative to Pivotal Tracker and Trello. This allows for more comprehensive organization and task delegation. Pivotal Tracker is a project management tool designed for the use of software development teams. If a story is a high priority, you place it at the top of the backlog column.
As a developer that used Pivotal Tracker in a startup accelerator, every project I worked on was for a different company and each team had about 4 to 7 people which was a good size for collective Pivotal Tracker usage. Reviews Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Pivotal Tracker. Comments: I used to be a Pivot. The icebox keeps your ideas on ice, I guess, until you're ready to work on them. We also use this to manage all company goals and initiatives, bug fixes, new features on the website, etc. You start by brainstorming in the Icebox, which is a special group for unpublished stories.