Really flexible but maybe overkill
August 05, 2016

Really flexible but maybe overkill

Andrew Barnett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pivotal Tracker

It was used to track sprint progress in our development department. It seemed to serve its basic purpose for our needs but had some limitations in how we were able to break out our stories and progress.
  • It gives you a ton of features to track and manage a team and the projects
  • Having native apps for different devices make it much easier to track your project and keep up to date with your team
  • Notifications and color coding each task is very helpful when trying to quickly the state of the project tasks
  • The board does not seem to have an intuitive flow which can become strange
  • The learning curve is a little bit high for some one who does not have a lot of experience with boards like these
  • The flexibility can be great if you need it but confusing and cumbersome if you do not need it or have not used it
  • It helped manage and communicate tasks effectively to keep the project running smoothly
  • Bringing new people up to speed on how to effectively use the tools can be slow
Compared to Rally the tool seems more accessible because or the suite of apps available. It also feels more polished and stable than Rally. It definitely has more tools and features but again it can be overkill for a smaller team or project.
It is a great tool for a highly managed large team because of the high flexibility and number of tools available. If you are managing a small team that is very effective at communicating with each other it can be overkill.