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Category: Productivity (81 posts) Page 6 of 9

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

A Healthier Approach to Estimating and Velocity

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Tracker’s mission in life is to give teams an up-to-date snapshot of where they are and where they are headed. When we look at our project(s) in Tracker, we know for sure what we’ve done and what’s currently in progress. Tracker uses that information to help us visualize what we’re likely to be able to do for the next few weeks. Read more...

Nina Mehta
Productivity

Remote Control

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Most people who have worked remote will agree—nay—commiserate on how hard it is. I’ve done it before, and while it never really gets easier, you learn to get used to it. Read more...

Paul Davis
Productivity

Gansen and Kunesh on Agile Development in the Obama 2012 Campaign

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The Obama 2012 campaign has been hailed as the most tech-savvy and data-driven to date, a sophisticated operation led by CTO Harper Reed. Reed had no problem finding developers eager to join the campaign—the challenge was finding people up for the formidable task before them. A Presidential campaign poses unique challenges: an environment where volatility is the only constant, developers must iterate often, yet there is little margin for error. To meet this challenge, Reed and his team placed an emphasis on people who could resolve problems and learn quickly, rather than focusing on a particular skill set. Read more...

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

Making Testing Visible in the Tracker Workflow

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As a feature story progresses through the Tracker workflow, a lot of testing activities are also underway. Team members are collaborating to turn examples of desired behaviors into business-facing tests that guide development. Testers are performing manual exploratory testing on stories as they are delivered. Performance or security testing may be underway at some point in the development process. Read more...

Charlie Springer
Productivity

Tracker Screencast: How Many Ways Can You View a File Attachment?

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This screencast covers a lot of bases. Check it out to see file attachments and full page story view in action! There are a couple ways to attach files. Drag them into an open story or press the paper clip button, and don’t forget, you can drag in multiple files at once! Click the cogwheel to download or delete the image. The same rules apply in full page story view. Read more...

Charlie Springer
Productivity

Tracker Screencast: Project Tabs

I seem to discover new things in Tracker all the time. After looking over the shoulder of someone on the dev team and seeing all their projects in “tabs” on top of their current project, I scratched my head thinking, “When do I get that!?” Is this a new feature or secret “developer only” mode? Upon closer inspection, it’s just another one of those hidden gems in Tracker preferences. Read more...