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Ronan Dunlop

Ramen: Partners in Heart and Mind

We’re thrilled that Ramen exists and couldn’t be more delighted that they asked us to be a core partner. How could we not support a company that used Tracker to help them crush it at the 11/2013 LAUNCH Hackathon and win first place. Besides being an obviously talented and focused development team, their hearts and minds are dedicated to the same cause we espouse: Startups! Read more...

Lisa Crispin

Bugs and Chores: To Estimate, or Not to Estimate?


Most of us prefer to spend our time developing new features for our customers. But we usually have some overhead in the form of bugs and chores that takes some of our time. Since Tracker started out life on greenfield projects, it has a default setting that bugs and chores don’t get point estimates. The idea is that bugs and chores emerge over time, and while they do take time to address, they’re an ongoing and fairly consistent cost. Read more...

Lisa Crispin

A Healthier Approach to Estimating and Velocity


Tracker’s mission in life is to give teams an up-to-date snapshot of where they are and where they are headed. When we look at our project(s) in Tracker, we know for sure what we’ve done and what’s currently in progress. Tracker uses that information to help us visualize what we’re likely to be able to do for the next few weeks. Read more...