Pivotal Tracker Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Pivotal Tracker

Agile project management tool for developers

4.32/5 (101 reviews)

Pivotal Tracker overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
$7/month
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Pivotal Tracker reviews

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Alexis Dorn

Nice-looking app to help keep agile teams organized

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Megan Kakitsubo

Smooth Agile Tool for Startups

Reviewed 2016-02-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
I liked that the contents of the dashboard is customizable for every member of the team who all had different roles. For instance, as a web developer I constantly kept my eyes on "My Work", "Current", and "BackLog" as I liked to track my tasks as well as what others in the team had in progress. On the other hand, the Project Manager had "Charts" and "Epics" opened as he wanted to track the velocity of the team. Aside from the customizable element, the dashboard was easy to edit as changes to an existing story as well as creating new ones could be accomplished in one tab/window without moving onto a new page. Because everything could be tracked with a one page view, it provided a good summary of what everyone was up to as well as nice way to track individual tasks.

Cons
For a larger team I feel that it would be difficult to keep the dashboard maintain the nice clean look. As a developer that used Pivotal Tracker in a startup accelerator, every project I worked on was for a different company and each team had about 4 to 7 people (which was a good size for collective Pivotal Tracker usage). In a larger company, there could be larger sized teams which could potentially make the dashboard more cluttered and thus require a careful categorization of their projects for later review. Although I personally did not have to face this scenario often I could see it being a bit of an issue if my team and company was that of larger scale.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Nic Hunt

Tracker is an easy to use, constantly evolving, task management tool.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Tracker is great value for the cost! Having visibility into which task is next in the queue and easily adjusting task priority when demands change is really helpful. The description and comment sections are great to keep topics and discussions related to specific tasks all in one place. Being able to use markdown to format text is also really helpful and provides a lot of flexibility. I've been using Tracker for over 2 years now, and it has been great to see the product evolve. There are always new and thoughtful updates to the software which are both helpful and don't require you to relearn features or re-acclimate yourself to the tool. Outside of the tool itself, the Tracker community and blog are great resources for best practices as well as learning about how other organizations are leveraging this tool.

Cons
For smaller teams and projects, the point estimate feature and much of the in-depth analytics hasn't been that helpful for us in terms of making actionable decisions. With that said, for the right project and for large teams with many collaborators, I can see how these tools could be useful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ashish Agrawal

Very simple and easy to understand project management tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Pivotal tracker is very lightweight project management tool with easy to understand user interface and contains most of all types of feature of advanced project management tool. We are using pivotal tracker in one of our recruitment management software to track the progress of software. We have been using this software for more than 3 years now buy so far It is free of cost as we are using public project that is free of cost. It provides all basic feature of agile process like releases , epic, stories and issue tracking. Best thing is it can be managed on a single page.

Cons
Pivotal tracker doesn't support estimation of tasks in hours as supported by JIRA .Pivotal Tracker doesn't provide more formal method of agile process like sub-task estimation, sub-task life cycle, test case creation, work log, sub-task assignment, complex reports, custom task lifecyele. Pivotal tracker has a poor pricing structure and only be used in agile projects. Mobile app need improvement.

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Lindsey Salls

Easy to Use for Small and Large Scale Projects!

Reviewed 2016-02-03
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Pivotal Tracker pricing

Starting from
$7/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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

API
Prioritizing
Projections

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Pivotal Tracker

Key features of Pivotal Tracker

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