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Category: Productivity (81 posts) Page 2 of 9

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...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Three Ways Product Managers Can Help with a Great Iteration Planning Meeting

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A great iteration planning meeting (IPM) sets the tone for the entire iteration. Your team leaves the session energized, excited, and with a clear picture of how to hit the ground running in the new iteration. But, what if things don’t go as well as you’d hoped? Then your team will leave the session tired and frustrated. They will leave without a clear idea of how to get started on their new set of work. They may even leave without any idea of what their goal for the next iteration even is. Read more...

Ronan Dunlop
Productivity

Three Panel Tips That Will Make Your Work More Visible

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One of the main reasons people enjoy and stick with Tracker is that at heart, we’re a relatively straightforward to-do app for software teams. By keeping the features you need to get your job done—and only the features you need—at the forefront of the app, we ensure that teams new and old aren’t confused or distracted by the tool that’s there to facilitate the work. 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...