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10000ft

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Pivotal Tracker

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10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.2 out of 101

Pivotal Tracker

54 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.
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Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is based on the XP (eXtreme Programming) philosophy & best practices. If your team is following this methodology, or working towards those best practices, Pivotal Tracker is a dream to work with. However, if your team is following a "less-than-ideal" workflow, you may find Pivotal Tracker challenging. It does not easily allow you to modify the workflow, and the reports assume you are following those best practices.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Pivotal Tracker
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Pivotal Tracker
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Pivotal Tracker
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Pivotal Tracker
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Pivotal Tracker
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Pivotal Tracker
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Pivotal Tracker

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Pivotal Tracker
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Pivotal Tracker
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Pivotal Tracker
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Pivotal Tracker

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
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  • Track Projects; this system allows you to create multiple projects for different large tasks. This is easily labeled and displayed for ease of use and identifying.
  • Multi-user assignment; I can assign a task to multiple team members at a time. This works well when they are working together to make a deadline and letting everyone in the team know where they are at.
  • History tracking; When it came down to auditing time, the history tracking and exporting has been a fantastic tool. We were able to export our notes into a readable Excel format for documentation submission.
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Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
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  • I think it could use a bit more customization. It seems to want you to work in a very specific way and that does not work for all teams.
  • Approvals are great, but can use more of a QA process that can be implemented if needed.
  • Bugs are not counted as points, and sometimes we feel we are not getting a true velocity of our teams performance.
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Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
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Pivotal Tracker10.0
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I love the simplicity, non-configurability, and price/performance of this tool. Hands down my favorite project management tool for agile.
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Pivotal Tracker10.0
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Super fast turn around time
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Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
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Our organization actually does not exclusively use Pivotal. We also have teams on solutions like Trello and LeanKit. It's all preference, those who buy into all the agile features that pivotal provides, love it. Those who do not need all the overhead, simply use a different solution as their primary work log. However, every team still has a pivotal tracker as we use it as our primary system of record for audit history.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
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  • We never find our developers working on something that isn't important. How's that for focus?
  • The simple, clear approach to prioritization has allow non-technical product owners to easily visualize our goals.
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Pivotal Tracker

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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