Tag: How-to (54 posts) Page 3 of 6

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

The Wonders of Workspaces

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Visibility is a wonderful thing. Making your team’s work transparent lets every stakeholder judge current status and progress at a glance. This transparency also reveals impediments—is one story blocked by another? Is something holding up progress? Are some activities turning into bottlenecks? Seeing a snapshot of a team’s current status and progress is also a conversation starter: “I have a question about this story—oh, I see that Joe, Debbie, and Mary are all working on it, I will ask them.” Read more...

Matt Heidemann
Updates

Introducing Annotations

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Say farewell to time spent writing a long comment describing where something is wrong. Gone are the days of seeing a comment and wondering, “What?! I don’t see it.” Here(!) are the days of taking a screenshot, dropping a pin on it and appending a note to succinctly and specifically say what you want to say. Read more...

Joanne Webb
Productivity

More, Better, Faster—CSV Import/Export Now with Epics!

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Though your stories look gorgeous in Tracker, exporting to CSV is a handy way to make a backup, share a different view of particular stories, do bulk updates, make a report, or create a project template. To make getting stories into and out of Tracker easier for you, we’ve improved several aspects of CSV import and export. Read more...

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

Bugs and Chores: To Estimate, or Not to Estimate?

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Most of us prefer to spend our time developing new features for our customers. But we usually have some overhead in the form of bugs and chores that takes some of our time. Since Tracker started out life on greenfield projects, it has a default setting that bugs and chores don’t get point estimates. The idea is that bugs and chores emerge over time, and while they do take time to address, they’re an ongoing and fairly consistent cost. Read more...

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...

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...