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Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

How to Get Started as a Mentor

All this month, Karen Catlin and I have been digging into the theme of mentoring. We started out by sharing the debut “Build” episode on why some people are reluctant to seek mentoring, and last week we talked about how to approach mentors, set expectations, and thank them. In today’s final episode on mentoring for this month, we’re going to talk about what you can do to become an effective mentor yourself. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Updates

Android v1.2.2—Now with Blockers

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As we approach the second birthday of the Tracker Android app—we can still remember when it was just a burping alpha—it’s worth noting how much it continues to improve. On that point, the latest update includes even more functionality that brings the Android of our eye more in line with the Tracker web app. Version 1.2.2 is available now—go get it! Read more...

Dan Podsedly
Updates

Tracker Developer API V3/V4 Versions Deprecated

The current version of the Tracker Developer API (V5) was introduced almost four years ago, and has since continuously evolved to support new Tracker features, such as the recently launched story blockers. It supports JSON payloads, flexible response customization, CORS, access to analytics data, and much more. Read more...

Lisa Doan
Updates

Improved Project Member Management

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We’ve updated the Project Members page to be faster, more reliable, and easier to use! The page hadn’t been revised in a number of years, and some of our larger customers had begun to see marked slowness in its performance. We took the opportunity to not only improve the design of the page but also to revisit its core functionality. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Finding the Right Amount of Backlog Refinement

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Many product managers struggle with getting the right level of detail in their backlog. If the backlog is too vaguely defined, then your team picks up stories that aren’t immediately actionable, which can slow them down. On the other hand, if the backlog is too well defined, then it becomes rigid and fails to evolve as your product takes shape. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

Women in Technology: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech From Colleges to the Board Room

There’s been a lot of debate and controversy around the lack of women and minorities being represented in tech companies, from entry level to the C-suite and board room. However, what isn’t showcased is how there is sisterhood within tech, where women are helping each other out and enacting change at every level from schools to the board room. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Choosing the Best Slice of Your Story

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Learning to split large user stories into smaller user stories is one of the best things a team can do to improve their workflow. Not only are smaller stories easier to understand—and therefore easier to estimate—but their smaller size makes them inherently less risky for a team to take on. Read more...

Dan Podsedly
Updates

Introducing Story Blockers

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As the old proverb goes, “Even careful planning and good intentions can’t always prevent surprise impediments showing up in your backlog.” Old-timey proverb writers knew better than anyone the challenge of, say, starting a story only to realize it’s missing design assets, waiting on a response to a product question, or knowing your UI story can’t move forward without progress in an API story in another project. If only Tracker had a way to account for these interconnections and roadblocks and make them more obvious in your workfl— Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Product Stack Denver—Panel

As promised, here is video of the panel discussion from our Product Stack event in Denver last week, emceed by Jay Zeschin, and featuring Jim Semick of ProductPlan, Dan Podsedly of Tracker, Jess Sherlock of GoSpotCheck, Aaron Duke of CirrusMD, and Kevin Steigerwald of Notion. Read more...

Sara Hill
Updates

Updates to Story Activity

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When you’re working with your team in Tracker, discussions can move quickly and cover a lot of ground. They evolve as people ask questions about the requirements of a story, share updates on their work, sync their git commits, add attachments, and more. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Product Stack Denver—Keynote

Our first Product Stack event in Denver was a huge success! A large crowd of PMs and the PM-curious came out for a keynote from Jay Zeschin, CTO of Ello, as well as the full panel discussion. (There may have been some mingling and boozing as well; unconfirmed.) Here’s the full video of Jay’s talk about inflection points. Read more...