Pivotal Tracker is a project management tool that bills itself as a sleeker, more agile alternative to the other collaboration applications currently on the market. Ideally suited for large-scale organizations and small, local businesses, Pivotal Tracker offers straightforward workflow tools, real-time collaboration, and full integration with all the most popular business applications.
Efficiency and focus are key for teams that hope to get important tasks finished on time, which is why Pivotal Tracker is so important. Although Pivotal Tracker uses some unique terms to describe projects, tasks, and schedules – generally referring to them as backlogs, stories, and iterations – the site itself functions similarly to other project management applications. When you sign up for an account with Pivotal Tracker, you’ll be prompted to create a new project and add stories. Each story has an estimated difficulty level, which is how Pivotal Tracker predicts how long your project will take to finish. Stories can be organized by priority level in the backlog, with the most pressing story or task appearing at the top of the list. The web-app uses special technology to predict how much a team will accomplish in a day, and then dynamically pulls that many stories from the backlog and places them in the “Current” panel – which is where employees should go to see what tasks they need to complete.
Although Pivotal Tracker is a tool that can be used by professionals in many industries, it offers a number of features that developers will find especially useful. One example: The review and acceptance buttons, which professionals can use to note when a new feature or mockup has been sent out for review and when it has been accepted or rejected by the client.
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