Pivotal Tracker — a great agile tool.
August 03, 2016

Pivotal Tracker — a great agile tool.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal tracker was used by the entire organization. Engineering and Product used it to track requirements, bugs, and progress.
Design and Strategy also used it to track milestones on their projects.
Marketing and other non-project departments used it to track quarterly goals, although this was short-lived since it didn't help.
  • Tracking requirements and monitoring them in one view makes it a nice Product Management tool.
  • The fact it works out your velocity and shows the amount of stories that can be completed in a sprint makes it a nice Project Management tool.
  • It gives metrics that Project Management and managers may find useful.
  • They have an API that enables you to get real-time project data
  • The ability to create your own charts, or anything related to business intelligence, rather than just the out-the-box ones.
  • If a resource is working on multiple projects, it would be nice to see their work in one view.
  • Overall it was extremely positive, as it was a simple-to-use tool that helped us move from waterfall to agile. Since it was so easy to use, the training associated with it was negligible.
I have also used Trello and JIRA. A small company with only a couple of projects may be best suited with Trello due to its cost and simplicity, whereas JIRA may be better suited for a large company that can afford a dedicated JIRA manager, due to its complex configurations and integrations. Pivotal Tracker was perfect for us (a company of 30 - 50 people).
Pivotal tracker is well suited for any agile organization that has multiple projects, and a need to view progress on them. However, it is only suited for a company that estimates stories, since otherwise it is just a basic requirement tracking tool.