Pivotal Tracker and Project ManagementI've been through quite a few live updates recently, and haven't dropped in with any posts for awhile, but I hope to get some updates soon. I'm still working on the book, and maybe it will even be out before the technology described in it becomes obsolete. That's a story for another day.
So I'm just about done with the 30 day free trial of Pivotal Tracker and I thought I'd share some of my opinions an insights into getting the best use out of this project management/issue tracking tool. I'll start by saying that this tool might not be for everyone. If your still stuck in the old MS project days of Gantt charts and project items that take two weeks or more, then this might be a steep transition. You have to think in smaller pieces to get a more realistic picture of what's actually going on, and how much work a given team of people can accomplish over the course of a week, month, or quarter.