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Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Case Study: TINT

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With clients as diverse as Wimbledon, Krispy Kreme, and Bad Girls Club, TINT is reimagining how companies present their social media content. From their charming offices in San Francisco’s Mission district, we talked with CTO Nikhil Aitharaju about how the content-marketing platform got started, the evolution of social media, and getting their agile sea legs. Read more...

Matt Heidemann
Updates

State Previews on Story Links

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Story links provide a lightweight way of referencing a story in another story. Simply copy the story ID or story URL and paste it into a description, comment, or tasks. These story links now show you a visual preview of the story’s state. Read more...

Drew McKinney
Productivity

Velocity is a Measure of Pace, Not Productivity

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When we first introduced Pivotal Tracker Analytics, we put a big Send us Feedback! button at the top of the screen. And to our delight, it worked! We received lots of feedback from customers all over the world. The requests were extremely varied, but one request we heard frequently stood out amongst all the others. With 22% of all customer requests, reporting on points completed (or velocity) per individual developer was by far the most requested feature. Read more...

Matt Heidemann
Updates

Updates to Sign In

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The Remember me option is gone, but you haven’t been forgotten… After you sign in, you will remain signed in when the browser restarts. You now need to explicitly sign out before closing your browser, to not be “remembered.” Also, after seven days of inactivity in Tracker, you will be automatically signed out. Read more...

Dan Podsedly
Updates

Reply to Comments with @ Mentions

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Last month, we made it so that clicking on a story comment notification (either in the app or in email) took you directly to the comment in which you’d been mentioned. “That’s great and all,” we hear you saying, “but replying to that comment can be a bit painful when you’re trying to keep everyone already @ mentioned in the conversation.” Fair point! Hold onto your horses, because now you can quickly reply to everyone who’s part of a comment thread with one click. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

How to Prepare to Strike Out on Your Own and Pursue Your Creative Calling

Have you contemplated leaving the comforts of a company to strike out on your own to pursue a creative calling? Perhaps you have an idea for a product or service. While there’s a strong pull to pursue it, hesitation maybe holding you back. You’re worried about being good enough, attracting customers and clients, and how to make it all come together to find fulfillment, while at the same time tending to the practical side of things like paying the bills! Read more...

Freyja Spaven
Productivity

Use Raygun and Pivotal Tracker Together for Better Project Management

Raygun pulls detailed diagnostics on any errors affecting your users right down to the line of code, and automatically allocates them to a team’s story inside Tracker. Discover errors well before your users experience them, and if errors do fall through the cracks, Raygun pulls the information on the users affected so you can swiftly and professionally send a follow-up email.  Read more...

Joanne Webb
News

Help is Here!

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We’ve always focused the bulk of our attention on making Tracker a straightforward—yet powerful—tool to help you deliver fine software. It’s grown into quite the precocious 10-year-old as a result though, and we felt it was about time to tackle Tracker’s 180 FAQ collection. We’ve revamped all of our help material and put it into one glorious, easily searchable spot. Here it is—the new Tracker Help Center. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein
Community

Case Study: Off-Grid Electric

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The mission of Off-Grid Electric isn’t modest or obtuse. Simply put, they’re trying to power the underpowered world. Through a distributed solar model (based on next-generation lithium batteries), they are attempting to provide clean, affordable energy to homes off the electrical grid. While they are currently focused on Rwanda and Tanzania, they intend to light the whole world. We spoke with CIO Thor Muller about their logistics, challenges, and how Tracker helps with both. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker
BuildTV

Why Bosses and Employees Should Practice Radical Candor

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a boss you just didn’t quite get along with. Both of mine are reaching for the stars. ;) I always thought it was just me…until one day I met up with a previous boss I had, who saw all the work I had done since leaving the company and told me, “Wow, we were really holding you back!” That statement was vindicating. Read more...

Matt Heidemann
Updates

Collapsed Commits

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Commit activity on a story can sometimes take over the conversation and make the activity stream unwieldy. No one likes to sift through seemingly endless commits to find what they need. Read more...