Pivotal Tracker Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Pivotal Tracker

Agile project management tool for developers

4.32/5 (114 reviews)

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.

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Pricing

Starting from
$7/month
Pricing options
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Pivotal Tracker user reviews

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Tigran H.

Pivotal Tracker Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ashish A.

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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Karthik M.

Good project management software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- clean and minimal user interface - easy to use and get familiar with

Cons
- lack of more features - buggy at times

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Lindsey S.

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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Bryce B.

Great for Scrum

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pivotal Tracker is the right tool for the job when building software (or similar) using a Scrum or Scrum-like approach. I definitely would recommend using Pivotal Tracker for anyone doing so.

Pros
I really like how well Pivotal Tracker made following a scrum approach when developing software. Assuming one is already familiar with Scrum, creating a backlog by writing user stories, and then grooming them into the current sprint was fantastic. I also really appreciated the sprint analysis.

Cons
It's rather scrum focused, by nature. When we started adapting different agile practices, we didn't want to limit ourselves to just doing scrum. In that way, Pivotal Tracker lacked a bit and we started using Trello instead.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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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
Collaboration Tools
Milestone Tracking
Prioritization
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Project Tracking
Status Tracking
Task Management

Alerts/Notifications (255 other apps)
Gantt/Timeline View (242 other apps)
Percent-Complete Tracking (234 other apps)
Project Management (300 other apps)
Project Planning (219 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (264 other apps)
Resource Management (274 other apps)
Task Progress Tracking (254 other apps)
Task Scheduling (223 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (220 other apps)
Time & Expense Tracking (267 other apps)

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.