Pivotal Tracker

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Agile project management tool for developers

About Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an easy to use, agile project management tool that brings focused collaboration to software development teams. Built by Pivotal Labs, it embodies proven agile methods, based on experience from hundreds of successful large scale projects.

Every team member shares the same, real-time view of what's going on with each project, and what needs to be done next. It lets product owners know in intimate detail what is going on, without having to ask, and lets developers spend time on work, instead of reporting the work.

The agile, iterative workflow and story management in Pivotal Tracker embodies years of experience by Pivotal Labs on real world client projects, including many name brand companies that have used Tracker to excel.

Get even more agile by taking advantage of the free Tracker application on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, regardless of where you are.

Every story is within reach with Tracker's easy to use full text search, with support for more powerful structured queries when you need them.

Keep an eye on your project with Tracker's built-in charts, including release burn-down, iteration burn-up, story type breakdown, and historical velocity.

Imagine if everyone on the team knew what the highest priority thing to do was, what one thing they could do next that would move the company forward? Tracker facilitates that communication, by letting developers focus on what's next, without losing sight of the big picture, which is what is important.

Tracker drives conversation from it's workflow transparency to help your team work better and faster. Story comments allow each story to evolve based on feedback and discussion.

Some have said that Tracker turns work and project management into a game. Keep working to improve your velocity by honing your the way you work, identifying problems through the transparency provided by Tracker. As your team collaborates and takes stories through their life cycle, watch Tracker’s colors come to life as your vision for your product crystallizes.

Tracker also has an open API, which already is integrated with many popular third party tools.

Pivotal Tracker is the agile project management tool of choice for over 240,000 users across thousands of companies, from large public companies to fast growing startups, and open source development teams.

Build better software, faster.


Key benefits of Pivotal Tracker

Increase Project Collaboration & Visibility: Bring everybody, even distributed teams into the same virtual room. Enable a more efficient way to manage projects, agree on priorities, and stay aligned with the entire team.

Create Plans Based on Realistic Estimates: Stay on target with Tracker's continuous, automatic prediction of milestone completion dates, based on your team's performance for each project.

Deliver on Customer Feedback: Get the right product to the market quicker, based on continuous feedback and prioritization. Respond to changing needs and new requirements easily.

Transform How Your Team Builds Software: Supercharge your agile teams with focused, real time collaboration. Accelerate agile adoption with a simple, proven process.


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Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Keeps track of your software development

Reviewed on 09/04/2018

Able to track time and milestones for software development

Able to track time and milestones for software development

Pros

I like the overall functionality and the way it works. It sends emails for activities, team collaboration is good, and setting goals and landmarks is quite helpful

Cons

Pivotal Tracker can do a bit better with it's UI for better user experience. Besides that the price tag is not very convenient for most users.

Ashish
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Very simple and easy to understand project management tool

Reviewed on 15/01/2018

Pros

Pivotal tracker is very lightweight project management tool with easy to understand user interface and contains most of all types of feature of advanced project management tool. We are using pivotal tracker in one of our recruitment management software to track the progress of software. We have been using this software for more than 3 years now buy so far It is free of cost as we are using public project that is free of cost. It provides all basic feature of agile process like releases , epic, stories and issue tracking. Best thing is it can be managed on a single page.

Cons

Pivotal tracker doesn't support estimation of tasks in hours as supported by JIRA .Pivotal Tracker doesn't provide more formal method of agile process like sub-task estimation, sub-task life cycle, test case creation, work log, sub-task assignment, complex reports, custom task lifecyele.
Pivotal tracker has a poor pricing structure and only be used in agile projects. Mobile app need improvement.

Ethan
Ethan
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Incredibly slow and laggy to the point of hurting team productivity

Reviewed on 06/07/2018

Project organization, prioritization and triaging.

Project organization, prioritization and triaging.

Pros

I think the user interface is really nicely done and it's intuitive to use and quick to learn. I also like that it's easy to drag and drop stories in priority order which is more efficient than Jira.

Cons

The software is EXTREMELY slow and laggy. It sometimes takes 2 minutes just to load the web page from scratch (and this is true on all browsers and in incognito mode). Clicking to open a story can take several seconds, and clicking on a thumbnail to see an attached screenshot can take 10-15 seconds. It feels like pulling your hair out and really slows down productivity. Their mobile apps are also slow and very buggy - it oftentimes shows ??? as the owner unless you clear the cache. I've tried to report these issues to their customer service team but they blame it on "network issues on my end". That's funny since it happens on every device and from every network I've accessed Pivotal Tracker from.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Structure project management/ticketing system

Reviewed on 24/03/2022

Pros

With a deep integration with Github, Pivotal Tracker is a to go project management system. Learning curve is close to 0 thanks to the limited features, the tracker is meant to be used in a very specific way reducing the amount of time team members have to align on the use of the tool

Cons

Can be too limiting, some time the ice box gets huge and things get lost, SCRUM master have to do their due diligence to keep things clean.

Alternatives Considered

Jira and Trello

Reasons for Switching to Pivotal Tracker

Ease of use, industry standard at the time
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Great tool to manage projects and time

Reviewed on 14/06/2018

For the most part, internally, this has replaced email. We also use this to manage all company...

For the most part, internally, this has replaced email. We also use this to manage all company goals and initiatives, bug fixes, new features on the website, etc.

It also allows us all to see the pipeline of new initiatives and allow someone who might be the best person to work on a specific project take ownership of it

Pros

Having multiple projects going in multiple different areas of the company ( sales, marketing, development, etc) is very easy to track and to properly manage all the different projects going on in the company

Cons

While there are some organization with tagging user stories and creating epics, it would be nice if there was a way to order all stories in a filtered way. The issue we are running into is that we have many different projects, some of which are related to each other, but are randomly organized by the tag; rather than the date created or the priority.

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Pivotal Tracker FAQs

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Pivotal Tracker offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free Basic Plans. Paid Plans start at $7/month and all paid plans have a 60-day free trial with no credit card required. Pivotal Tracker is free for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.

Pivotal Tracker has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Pivotal Tracker supports the following languages:

English

Pivotal Tracker supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Pivotal Tracker integrates with the following applications:

Get Satisfaction, GitHub, Jenkins, Pabbly Connect, Screenful, Slack, Twitter/X, Zendesk Suite

Pivotal Tracker offers the following support options:

Chat

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