Pivotal Tracker

Agile project management tool for developers

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Pivotal Tracker Overview

What is Pivotal Tracker?

Pivotal Tracker is an easy to use, agile project management tool that brings focused collaboration to software development teams. Built by Pivotal Labs, it embodies proven agile methods, based on experience from hundreds of successful large scale projects.

Every team member shares the same, real-time view of what's going on with each project, and what needs to be done next. It lets product owners know in intimate detail what is going on, without having to ask, and lets developers spend time on work, instead of reporting the work.

The agile, iterative workflow and story management in Pivotal Tracker embodies years of experience by Pivotal Labs on real world client projects, including many name brand companies that have used Tracker to excel.

Get even more agile by taking advantage of the free Tracker application on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, regardless of where you are.

Every story is within reach with Tracker's easy to use full text search, with support for more powerful structured queries when you need them.

Keep an eye on your project with Tracker's built-in charts, including release burn-down, iteration burn-up, story type breakdown, and historical velocity.

Imagine if everyone on the team knew what the highest priority thing to do was, what one thing they could do next that would move the company forward? Tracker facilitates that communication, by letting developers focus on what's next, without losing sight of the big picture, which is what is important.

Tracker drives conversation from it's workflow transparency to help your team work better and faster. Story comments allow each story to evolve based on feedback and discussion.

Some have said that Tracker turns work and project management into a game. Keep working to improve your velocity by honing your the way you work, identifying problems through the transparency provided by Tracker. As your team collaborates and takes stories through their life cycle, watch Tracker’s colors come to life as your vision for your product crystallizes.

Tracker also has an open API, which already is integrated with many popular third party tools.

Pivotal Tracker is the agile project management tool of choice for over 240,000 users across thousands of companies, from large public companies to fast growing startups, and open source development teams.

Build better software, faster.

Pivotal Tracker Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Basic Plans. Paid Plans start at $7/month and all paid plans have a 60-day free trial with no credit card required.

Pivotal Tracker is free for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.


Pivotal Tracker Features

Devices
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

Organise stories into "epics" for greater cross-team visibility
Pivotal Tracker's analytics and reports
Pivotal Tracker's multi-project workplace
Use Boolean search to find stories across all projects with Pivotal Tracker
Pivotal Tracker's multi-project view
Communicate and view notifications in-app with Pivot Tracker
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Pivotal Tracker Reviews

Pivotal Tracker Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
58

Very good
43

Average
6

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4,1
91% recommended this app
Tigran H.

Pivotal Tracker Review

Overall this the best software for little teams and for startups to start flow from scratch.


Alexis D.

Nice-looking app to help keep agile teams organized

Our team is able to stay on track with work in a sprint and spend less time chatting on Slack about story progress, and do all the communication within PivotalTracker. Overall, this has kept our team organized and accountable.


Verified Reviewer

For the scrum teams around

I use it on the daily with my team. It has been amazing so far and I havent had any complains with it.


Lindsey S.

Easy to Use for Small and Large Scale Projects!


Connie C.

Pivotal Tracker

This product saves time by allowing each person to be able to have a place to track work; and allows management to track work by department or application. It is a great product.


Tigran H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Pivotal Tracker Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall this the best software for little teams and for startups to start flow from scratch.

Pros

Pivotal is one the simplest agile management tool I've used. The flow is simple there, Icebox , current iteration and done. and also states are simple started, finished, delivered and accepted. unlike Jira this more simple to use and has very humble UX for users. It has all major integration with github, slack so it's the best option for little projects and startups for managing software flow.

Cons

Using this already 4 years I could mention a little cons that I've remember. One of them that when you do update on story description it does not emit any notification, you should tag someone under comment section that description is updated please take a look ore something. Another thing the mobile app on old IOS version working very slow and sometimes crashes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Alexis D.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Nice-looking app to help keep agile teams organized

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/22
Review Source: Capterra

Our team is able to stay on track with work in a sprint and spend less time chatting on Slack about story progress, and do all the communication within PivotalTracker. Overall, this has kept our team organized and accountable.

Pros

It has a really easy-to-use, friendly design that makes it simple to track progress of stories, keep things organized in projects and move items around when priorities shift. Stories provide a level of detail that helps keep teams aware of progress. They recently introduced customizable story templates, which have been great for making sure our bug tickets have the level of detail we expect on our team. I would highly recommend Pivotal Tracker for agile teams looking to keep organized.

Cons

I wish there was more customization in the app. Some of the stages of a story don't particularly fit within our team's workflow, and the agile approach of velocity and estimates don't currently apply to us, but seem to still determine where our stories fit in a sprint. It would also be nice if the app brought more of a product management approach into it's design - currently, our list just ends up looking like a large parking lot of features, and we end up doing a lot of dragging and dropping to put things in order. It would be great to show that these things are tied to particular product goals.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

For the scrum teams around

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

I use it on the daily with my team. It has been amazing so far and I havent had any complains with it.

Pros

This tool is nicer to use because it has alot of very clear cut usages. It makes it easier for you to clearly mark out which feature belongs to where. Which feature belongs to which release. Devs have a good time managing their tasks here. Adding blockers to other features is easy. The UI is not confusing and that makes for a more productive time.

Cons

The UI feels abit dated in terms of styling. The placement of all the buttons and links makes sense, just that the styling feels abit dated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Lindsey S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising

Easy to Use for Small and Large Scale Projects!

Reviewed on 2016/02/03
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Pivotal Tracker is very easy to use, but you are able to get granular with projects if you need to. Basically, it works for small scale and large scale projects. The software is very organized which contributes to its ease of use.

If you manage or create multiple projects with the same structure, team members, or stories, you are easily able to create a template that can be uploaded each time you create a new project. This greatly reduces the time it takes to setup projects within the software if your company manages a high volume of similar projects.

The best aspect of the software is you are able to give point values to stories so you can track project velocity and estimate time until completion.

Cons

If you work on multiple projects at once, it can be difficult to view all stories you own across all projects. You will have to manual setup a multi-project workspace in order to see all stories that you own. If a new project gets created, you must manually add it to the workspace. This is the products biggest downfall in my opinion.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Connie C.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Pivotal Tracker

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/30
Review Source: Capterra

This product saves time by allowing each person to be able to have a place to track work; and allows management to track work by department or application. It is a great product.

Pros

Pivotal allows us to create a story for a specific Fresh Desk ticket or just a stand alone story for specific projects, tasks, issues. You can add tasks for each pivotal story and check them off as completed. This helps our management be able to check on a particular story/ticket if a customer inquires about the status. We have several story boards for different parts of the company and individuals are added to each of the story boards that they need to be on. This departmentalizes stories so everyone doesn't have to wade thru stories to see what they may need to take on. This has been a great way to manage tasks of everyone instead of each person trying to keep up by using notes on things they are working on. It saves a lot of time.

Cons

I really don't have anything negative to say. If we run across an issue or need a new feature or similar, they have been very responsive to meet our needs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
7,8/10
Based on 111 user ratings
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Pivotal Tracker Pricing

Pivotal Tracker Pricing

Starting from
US$7,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Basic Plans. Paid Plans start at $7/month and all paid plans have a 60-day free trial with no credit card required.

Pivotal Tracker is free for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.

Free Basic Plans. Paid Plans start at $7/month and all paid plans have a 60-day free trial with no credit card required.

Pivotal Tracker is free for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 111 user ratings
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Pivotal Tracker Features

Pivotal Tracker Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for Pivotal Tracker

Additional information for Pivotal Tracker

Key features of Pivotal Tracker

  • Agile, Iterative Management Workflow
  • Developer Friendly: Open API
  • Free iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Application
  • One View of your Entire Project
  • Real Time, Focused Collaboration, Release Management
  • Share Documents
  • Third Party Tools & Built-in Integrations
  • Track Tasks & Prioritize

Benefits

Increase Project Collaboration & Visibility: Bring everybody, even distributed teams into the same virtual room. Enable a more efficient way to manage projects, agree on priorities, and stay aligned with the entire team.

Create Plans Based on Realistic Estimates: Stay on target with Tracker's continuous, automatic prediction of milestone completion dates, based on your team's performance for each project.

Deliver on Customer Feedback: Get the right product to the market quicker, based on continuous feedback and prioritization. Respond to changing needs and new requirements easily.

Transform How Your Team Builds Software: Supercharge your agile teams with focused, real time collaboration. Accelerate agile adoption with a simple, proven process.

Pivotal Tracker FAQs

Pivotal Tracker FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pivotal Tracker.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pivotal Tracker offer?

Pivotal Tracker offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$7,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Free Basic Plans. Paid Plans start at $7/month and all paid plans have a 60-day free trial with no credit card required. Pivotal Tracker is free for public projects, individuals, non-profits and academic institutions.

Q. What are the main features of Pivotal Tracker?

Pivotal Tracker offers the following features:

  • Agile, Iterative Management Workflow
  • Developer Friendly: Open API
  • Free iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Application
  • One View of your Entire Project
  • Real Time, Focused Collaboration, Release Management
  • Share Documents
  • Third Party Tools & Built-in Integrations
  • Track Tasks & Prioritize

Q. Who are the typical users of Pivotal Tracker?

Pivotal Tracker has the following typical customers:

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Q. What languages does Pivotal Tracker support?

Pivotal Tracker supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pivotal Tracker offer?

Pivotal Tracker has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Pivotal Tracker support mobile devices?

Pivotal Tracker supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Pivotal Tracker integrate with?

Pivotal Tracker integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Bitium, Datadog, Easy Insight, Freshservice, GitHub, New Relic, Redbooth, SnapEngage, Trello

Q. What level of support does Pivotal Tracker offer?

We do not have any information about what support options Pivotal Tracker has