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Steve Lichtenstein

Case Study: SenseGrow


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...

Kat Boogaard

Why Time Tracking is the Secret Sauce for Agile Teams


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...

Steve Lichtenstein

Case Study: TINT


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...

Steve Lichtenstein

Case Study: Off-Grid Electric


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...

Steve Lichtenstein

Case Study: Notion


For Kevin Steigerwald, co-founder and CPO of Notion, leaving behind the advertising world in Chicago for a relocation to Portland meant not only a change of scenery—it also meant going from pen and paper to keyboards, billboards to product development, and getting familiar with farm equipment. “The first product I did was essentially eBay for tractors; it was combines and farm equipment and all that type of stuff that customers would list and sell online.” Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein

Case Study: Humana


Humana knows a thing or two about transformation. From its inception in 1961 as a nursing home company, through its period owning and running hospitals in the seventies and early eighties, the company founded by David Jones and Wendell Cherry has made a habit of reinventing itself. Now they are in the midst of yet another reinvention—as a healthcare provider with a laser focus on their customers’ well-being. Read more...

Emanuel Petre

A Commitment is Not a Guarantee


If your team uses Scrum as a development process, the team decides which of the next most important items it can complete by the end of the iteration. However, this “commitment” is often used to hold the team accountable for the amount of work that will be shipped by the end of the sprint. Holding your team accountable for failing to deliver on their engagements is counterproductive and will act as a regime of terror. This is no small issue, and Scrum now suggests using the word forecast instead of commitment. Read more...

Charlie Springer

Tracker Meetup in San Francisco


Attention Bay Area Tracker users! As you’ve probably noticed over the last couple of weeks, we’re back in action from a long winter of rebuilding Tracker from the ground up and have some new features out. There’s much more to come, and we’d love to have you at Pivotal Labs SF for a drink up and Q&A with the team. Perhaps even a sneak peek at the upcoming redesign and the new API! Read more...