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What Is Pivotal Tracker?

Pivotal Tracker is an Agile project management tool from the agile software development experts. Easy to use, Tracker enables real time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog. When everyone shares the same view of what's going on, product owners know where things stand and developers know what to focus on.

Simple, yet powerful and transformative, Tracker allows your company to bring the right products to market faster, and continue to deliver as the world evolves.

Who Uses Pivotal Tracker?

Software development teams, startups, and companies interested in agile workflow.

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Reviews of Pivotal Tracker

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Abhishek
Abhishek
AWS CLoud Intern in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Best Application for Agile And Project Management

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: One of the most useful features is managing projects and tracking the projects which are very convenient and useful for the companies.

Pros:

It is the best software for managing the projects and for agile technologies which is very easy to use and very useful for the small case business like startups as they have many projects going on which helps them to keep tabs on all at the same time.

Cons:

Sometimes handling more than one project is difficult on it and is very inconvenient. One more big inconvenience is that more of the managing stuff is manual and which can be made automation by

Nirav
SEO Manager in India
Automotive, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Systematic way to manage projects

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: With multiple projects and a large team size, Pivotal is a very useful tool to keep a track of your projects. Also, there is no room for a communication gap between product and team teams by having a binary system to track the tasks.

Pros:

Pivotal is a multi-functional SAAS platform with features like: 1. Managing projects along with real-time collaboration 2. Easily accept or reject a story 3. View stories based on their status - pending/completed

Cons:

The UX looks very old more like a decade-old design. The learning curve is steep. You need someone's help to understand the functionalities or watch a demo video.

John
ICT Director in US
Medical Practice, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Pivotal Tracker for Excellent Project Management

5.0 last month New

Pros:

Pivotal Tracker makes defined project control, where resources are adequately managed.

Cons:

Pivotal Tracker makes aggressive suggestion in making every transaction reliable

Kerry
Kerry
Scrum Master in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Newspapers, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Couldn't wait to switch to another platform

3.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Pivotal Tracker actually does most of what you need to track projects, or stories for sprints for a scrum team, which is what I used it for. You can write stories and add images and links to them, and assign things to people and change the status of each story as it goes through your process. However, (see Cons section)...

Cons:

Pivotal does not use lanes for workflow. You get one lane, and stories can move up and down it vertically until they are done, and then they finally get to jump out to another lane. But the vertical workflow instead of horizontal is extremely non-intuitive. In fact, I found the entire software platform to be highly non-intuitive in general. I'm pretty savvy with learning new products, and it still took two weeks and multiple trainings for me to feel like I had a grasp of what I was doing. Furthermore, they only have 4 fixed statuses, so if those don't match your process well then you are stuck putting tags on all your stories to keep track of where they are in your process. It's doable, but very annoying. In addition, PivotalTracker looks like no one has done any development work on it since the year 2000. The interface is old and outdated, and challenging to wrap your head around. My company was using it when I started working here, and fortunately they switched to ClubHouse about 3 months after I started. What a glorious transition! It took me half a day to learn ClubHouse and it is so much cleaner and intuitive to work with. I believe shortly before we transitioned that Pivotal was actually starting to roll out some improvements to their platform, so maybe it's better now. But in my opinion they probably should have started thinking about that about 5 years earlier.

Marco
IT Expert in US
Consumer Services, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Pivotal Tracker Is a Reliable Project Management Solution

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I like the impressive features of Pivotal Tracker. Pivotal Tracker works so well for us. Pivotal Tracker is affordable project management tool.

Cons:

No cons for Pivotal Tracker. Pivotal Tracker is reliable.