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Category: Productivity (81 posts) Page 3 of 9

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...

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
Productivity

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...

Ryan Jones
Productivity

Principles of Effective Story Writing: The Pivotal Labs Way

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Different teams across projects and companies have different styles of story writing. Ultimately, it is up to you and the team to figure out what is most effective given the goals and context of the project. However, the core principles that guide our story writing here at Pivotal Labs can be used regardless of style or variation in either process or syntax. While the differing views on the “best way” to write stories can make it difficult to determine the most effective approach, there are a few core principles that guide our story writing. In this post, we’ll explore the three most common types of stories that you can create in Pivotal Tracker and the core principles that inform how we write stories. Read more...

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

A Day in the Life: Testing on the Tracker Team

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The Tracker team as a whole takes responsibility for building in quality and making sure that necessary testing activities are done along with other development tasks. But we testers bring our own special value to the party, and we’re seeking another great tester to help us as we work to deliver the best possible product to our customers. Let’s walk you through a typical day of testing on the Tracker team. Read more...