Pivotal Tracker – agile project planning

A mention from a colleague made me look up Pivotal Tracker. It looks like a really nice tool for planning Scrums. We are using Version 1 on our current project, and I hate that beast. In comparison, Pivotal Tracker’s clean, usable interface looks really great.

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I created a small test project to check it out. It is a somewhat opinionated software, and may not do some of the things that you expect it to do. For example, by default, there is no option to break down a story into tasks, or to assign points to bugs and technical tasks, but you can change that setting on a per-project basis if you want to. Check out their help section for other things it can or cannot do – Pivotal Tracker help.
And it is free with no limitations! What more can you ask for, go check it out today.

Another good write up on Pivotal Tracker –

Helping web developers and operations bridge the deployment gap
Thoughtworks Mingle vs. Pivotal Labs Tracker.

One comment

  1. Did you get chance to check out WRAP (WoodRanch Agile Projects) at http://www.agilewrap.com.

    WRAP has most of the features you mentioned in the blog post – breaking epic into multiple levels of smaller stories, breaking story into tasks, assigning and tracking defects for a story, tracking points for stories and todo hours for tasks/defects. WRAP has strong requirements management including product backlog management. Many charts like iteration/release burndowns, story burn ups, velocity charts, defects cumulative etc help track progress of project easily.

    WRAP is popular for its ease-of-use, powerful historical reporting and competitive pricing (check out pricing at http://www.agilewrap.com/pricing.html ). And best of all, they offer 5 Users Free with no feature stripping upon sign up. You can use your 5 users FREE licenses as long as you want

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