Pivotal Tracker Features List

Pivotal Tracker

Agile project management tool for developers

4.39/5 (67 reviews)

Pivotal Tracker Feature Summary

  • 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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Pivotal Tracker Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Pivotal Tracker's features:

Ashish Agrawal

Very simple and easy to understand project management tool

2018-01-15

Pros

We are using pivotal tracker in one of our recruitment management software to track the progress of software.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Feature rich, but a bit clunky

2018-02-27

Project and bug tracking and organization

Pros

API makes it easy to automate story creation and maintenance for development lifecycle related tasks.

Cons

The search feature is over complicated.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Ethan Anderson

Incredibly slow and laggy to the point of hurting team productivity

2018-07-06

Project organization, prioritization and triaging.

Pros

I also like that it's easy to drag and drop stories in priority order which is more efficient than Jira.

Cons

That's funny since it happens on every device and from every network I've accessed Pivotal Tracker from.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Electronics company, 11-50 employees)

Pivotal Tracker is our daily agile management tool at a tech startup.

2018-05-04

Pros

Stories can be sorted by labels, epics, or workplaces (these can include stories across multiple projects/labels/and assigned team members).

Cons

When someone comments you on a story, you receive an email notification, but there is no other way to keep track of outstanding questions or needs without going back through all of your read emails.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Concise product for agile development

2017-12-22

Pros

- Nice story filtering options - Helpful analytics views to track project trends and sprint velocity - Awesome email notification integration

Cons

- Ux is very clumsy - Lack integration with version control or team collaboration platforms

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Greg Norris

We use Pivotal Tracker for s/w development task management, and some project tracking.

2018-06-07

Solid task management and project management features, with good 3rd-party integrations.

Pros

It's quite easy to use, and has good 3rd-party integrations (such as with Slack and with Github).

Cons

I don't think I've noticed many; perhaps it could allow more customization of task attributes, or Sprint/Project details -- but I don't think we've been limited by that at all.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 201-500 employees)

Helps keep different departments on the same page when it comes to shared projects.

2018-01-30

Helps track projects through their lifecycle and make sure our design and web dev teams are consistently doing the same work in the right order.

Pros

Provides an easy way to categorize and prioritize projects and also makes it simple to detail the scope and provide details so everyone is up-to-date on what needs to be done, what's blocking progress and where the project is at that very moment.

Cons

Being able to set project reminders would be helpful so things don't get left behind but otherwise notifications work well.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Casey Armstrong

Best Agile Project Management Tool

2011-07-12

Easily prioritize and assign tasks, while staying on target to complete assignments based on your project velocity.

Source: GetApp
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Nic Hunt

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

2017-07-19

Pros

The description and comment sections are great to keep topics and discussions related to specific tasks all in one place.

Cons

With that said, for the right project and for large teams with many collaborators, I can see how these tools could be useful.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lindsey Salls

Easy to Use for Small and Large Scale Projects!

2016-02-03

Pros

Pivotal Tracker is very easy to use, but you are able to get granular with projects if you need to.

Cons

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
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is definitely one of the best Agile project management tools on the market, but it will also work if your company doesn't follow the Agile methodology. It is an online software, so you don't need to worry about making sure all team members are using computers with the same operating system. I would definitely recommend it to companies looking to organize their development or software engineering projects.

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Anonymous
(Information Services company, 11-50 employees)

Excellent Software Development tracking tool

2017-12-12

time saving better planning better tracking and audit knowledge and asset building better outcomes

Pros

Epics, Stories, Bugs, Tasks, Features Dependency Google Drive integration Ability to apply tasks in a story and add notes and links to each

Cons

Forcing an agile model into a project that does not need it We use a hybrid method and the fixation on Agile gets in the way of resource planning Lack of ability to plan resources by story or task based on estimates for each person involved

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Katherine Doyle

Pivotal Tracker is great for pros.

2017-08-08

Pros

Pivotal Tracker truly keeps you on track if you know what you're doing and how to use the platform.

Cons

However, if you have your own "DIY" type methodology, Pivotal Tracker may become too clunky and rigid to accommodate your workarounds.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Prateek Varma

Keeps track of your software development

2018-04-09

Able to track time and milestones for software development

Pros

It sends emails for activities, team collaboration is good, and setting goals and landmarks is quite helpful

Cons

Pivotal Tracker can do a bit better with it's UI for better user experience.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan Kakitsubo

Smooth Agile Tool for Startups

2016-02-09

Pros

On the other hand, the Project Manager had "Charts" and "Epics" opened as he wanted to track the velocity of the team.

Cons

For a larger team I feel that it would be difficult to keep the dashboard maintain the nice clean look.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Pivotal Tracker

If you are a visual person like myself, I recommend looking for softwares that has an elaborate dashboard. In an agile team, having a dashboard that is easy to see is crucial and even more so if all the functionalities are there. I like not having to open multiple windows to view and edit details of the stories because then I could see everything with the bigger picture in mind. At the same time it has to look uncluttered as much as possible. Otherwise the use of Agile softwares depends on the size of the team and how important it is to track historical records of different projects down the line.

Source: Software Advice
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Christopher Knight

The - Project Management tool for Software Development Teams

2017-02-01

Project / feature / story pipeline management core to storing information about past bugs, assets, ideas, implementations.

Pros

Its made FOR & By software devs.

Cons

Also more markdown options ( or a bit clearer docs ) on how to write more formatted descriptions for stories & comments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Pivotal Tracker

Theres no alternative in my mind for serious software dev teams. Atlassian / Trello / Jira all to heavy handed and convoluted to be effective with teams of primary devs.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

I use this as a Software Engineer on a scrum team daily, and enjoy the process it enforces.

2018-01-10

Pros

I like the interface of being able to drag and drop/re-order anything.

Cons

The one thing that can feel disorganized is keeping track of who is working on what.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Viktors Rotanovs

Fantastic project management app!

2012-01-27

There are also third-party plugins for git and github integration, although I haven't tried them yet.

Cons

Realtime updates could be more instantaneous for European users - right now they take about half a second. It would be nice if there would be a way to paste a screenshot without first saving it as a file.

Source: GetApp
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Grant Stanley

Verified Reviewer

Effective but not shiny. Makes following agile easy.

2018-05-10

Pros

I especially liked the workflow for checking out tasks, and submitting them for approval.

Cons

It doesn't feel as "friendly" as other more consumer facing management tech.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Nazanine Pineda

Verified Reviewer

Great project planning tool

2015-12-22

When building out our web application (Methodologee), we needed a story-based project planning tool/agile software that allowed our team to collaborate and execute all the features instantly.

Pros

Great agile software, easy story writing tool, API to the feedback and knowledge based tools we were using.

Cons

The mobile app was not that great but it might have improved by now.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Billy Khieng

Decent work Tracker

2017-06-16

Stay on top of my task without falling off

Pros

Pivotal Tracker is great progress tracker for a startup, looking for something simple and easy to set up.

Cons

Pivotal tracker User experience is pretty terrible, only has a cardwall view.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Stacey Speck

Efficient Program Management without Over-Complicating

2016-02-16

Pros

Pivotal Tracker is a great tool for easy accountability and time management when working with multiple projects at one time.

Cons

No complaints. This software has been a great resource for me.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Pivotal Tracker

Definitely take a look at this software. It is efficient and detailed without being overly complicated.

Source: Software Advice
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David Tengdin

Awesome Software Project Management Tool

2017-03-14

I used to be a Pivot.

Pros

Tons of tracking and story organization tools to create "epics" (batches of stories), "labels" (grouped stories) and analyze projects.

Cons

There are such a multitude of different options and tools that it can be overwhelming at first glance.

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Bill Stathopoulos

Useful for software development

2017-01-10

We've been using Pivotal both internally and to collaborate with clients.

Cons

Interface

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Thornton

Really helps organize

2017-11-14

Pros

The ability to click and drag stories from one spot to another makes things easy to manage.

Cons

If you have multiple projects open in the same view, some projects don't consistently allow for stories to be "dragged" from one project to the other.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Andrew Van Stelle

Pivotal Tracker Review

2016-02-16

Pros

The product provides a lot of options and settings that allow you to customize your project tracking.

Cons

While you can't directly relabel some functions, the use of some functions allow you to tackle any job that you throw at it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Pivotal Tracker

Hows the softwares usability? Is it easy to pick up and start working out of the box?

Source: Software Advice
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