Pivotal Tracker reviews from startup founders

45 reviews by founders
Feb. 24, 2018

JIRA is awful and Trello does not have nearly enough grain. When it comes down to it, we’re a very Pivotal style shop. We do pivotal story-based pointing. For pivotal methodologies, Pivotal Tracker is like a glove designed for that. It gives you very accurate estimates for how much work you’re going to get done this week which is a holy grail of project management that I haven't seen anywhere else. With most estimates you don't know, but 95% of our estimates are correct now which I find acceptable as a manager.

Ben McGraw

Director of Engineering - Amitree

Feb. 11, 2018

I like the fact that Pivotal Tracker has epics: you can bundle stories into epics for easier management service. It can still get a little noisy when you have a lot of stories however. It is more opinionated than JIRA and for this reason it’s less flexible, but it also means that we spend less time setting up the tool since we have to buy into the workflow.

Ed Chang

Co-founder & CEO - Sweet Technology

June 16, 2017

Pivotal Tracker is great because it allows you to get speed estimates, story estimates, and track bugs. It is a very opinionated tool, so it is not for every team. If you use it on the right team, it is great. It works well with our software development teams.

Ryan Nash

VP of Technology - Gust

Pivotal Tracker - Best Roadmap Tools for Startups

Pivotal Tracker is the developer’s project management tool. Stacklist users proclaim it one of the best project management tools for software development and bug tracking. However, all agree it’s not as useful for more general business needs. As such, many teams supplement Pivotal Tracker with a free and/or simple project management service (often Trello) for their day-to-day needs.

How startups use Pivotal Tracker?

It’s used mostly by Seed-stage startups with small teams and defined development needs, but aren’t yet large enough to opt for an all-around project management powerhouse like JIRA.

How much does Pivotal Tracker cost?

Pivotal Tracker has seven price points. It starts out free for three collaborators, 2GB of storage and 2 projects. It then moves up to 10 collaborators, 25GB and 10 projects for $35/month. After that, file storage and projects become unlimited, with variability in cost found in incremental increases in collaborators: 15 collaborators costs $75/month, and 50 collaborators goes for $300/month. If you require more than 50 collaborators, call Pivotal Tracker for a quote.

Vendor info

Visit the website: http://www.pivotaltracker.com/

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