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Lisa Doan
Updates

New Project Permissions

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Over the years, we’ve received a lot of feedback from users about the difficulty of joining projects. Previously, only Project Owners or Account Admins could add users to a project, which put the burden of managing the project memberships of many on just a few users. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Case Study: Guild Education

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From their offices in Denver, CO, Guild Education partners with companies nationwide to expand the educational opportunities offered as part of their benefits package. Working with nonprofit universities that specialize in supporting working adults, Guild offers classes, programs, and degrees intended to help employees grow in their career. Read more...

Sasha Heinen
Productivity

Re-Engineering the Pivotal Tracker Android App

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On the Tracker team, “rewrite” has come to be a dirty word. With a legacy system that entails as many features as we offer, building from the ground up always takes 4x longer than expected. However, sometimes a codebase reaches a state where it’s the only option, and about a year ago the Tracker Android app and productivity had ground to a halt. Read more...

Jeff Schomay
Productivity

Using Elm in Production at Pivotal Tracker

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Here at Pivotal Tracker, we have a large product with many pieces in many different tech stacks—some are in Rails RJS, some are plain jQuery, a lot is Backbone, and some is React. We experimented with Redux for a while, and though the architecture was good, it added too much complexity, especially when we tried to integrate it with the existing Backbone code. Read more...

Matt Heidemann
Updates

Android v1.0 is Out!

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After months of work and testing, we’re excited to announce the release of v1.0 of the Pivotal Tracker Android app! The app has been re-engineered from the ground up, and shaped by your feedback. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Case Study: SenseGrow

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Since 2014, SenseGrow has been providing software that allows their customers to connect their products to the Internet of Things. We spoke with Co-Founder and CEO Atindra Chandel about productivity, shaping agile processes to work best for his team, and their evaluation matrix. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Integrations

How to Integrate Kanban with Tracker

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Kanban boards are a popular development tool that allow teams to visualize their projects’ workflow, with the goal of making progress clear to team members and stakeholders alike. They also foster an environment of continual improvement, which is partly why many software delivery teams use Kanban to manage their product development. Tracker provides the flexibility to incorporate facets of that workflow through a number of settings tweaks (like changing the nature of point estimates or using labels and epics to mimic different story states). Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

How to Nurture a Team of Top Performers

Working on teams is great because we get to share our skill sets and learn from one another as we build. However, there are moments that prove to be challenging, like…when you think you’re in agreement with your team, get to work, then days later the decision gets shot down. All that wasted time, energy, and effort! Read more...

Kat Boogaard
Community

Why Time Tracking is the Secret Sauce for Agile Teams

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When it comes to agile software development and time-tracking, people seem to fall into two totally different camps. There are those who view tracking time spent on project activities as absolutely crucial for being as effective and efficient as possible. And, the others? Well, they roll their eyes, call it a complete waste of time, and almost physically recoil at the thought of such a “Big Brother” concept. If you’re nodding your head and thinking that you belong in that first group, we wish we could shake your hand—hey, we’d even get matching t-shirts if you’re up for it. But, if you’re one of those skeptics in the second group? Well, we’re here to convince you of the magic that is time tracking in agile development. Read more...