- Pivotal Tracker + Notion Meetup
Hello, San Francisco Tracker users, We’re hosting a meetup featuring two talks that should intrigue both veteran and new users alike. First, we’ve got some catching up to do. Tracker GM Dan Podsedly will outline what we've been up to lately, and share details about what’s in the roadmap for this year, including a first-ever sneak peek at Tracker's new enterprise features. We'll spend some time on the new Help Center and dive into Analytics, which are all about keeping your team moving consistently. Speaking of consistency, our friends at Notion know as well as anyone that consistent teams are data-driven affairs. Co-founder/CEO Dave Shanley will talk about how teams can surface internal data to get aligned and make better decisions. And not for nothing, but June 14 is #NationalBourbonDay, so we thought it would be a perfect time to swirl bourbon around some rocks glasses while we discuss teams and data. We'll get started around 6:30pm—but feel free to come at 6 to eat, mingle, and sample some bourbon. Hope to see you there! —The Tracker Team
- Pivotal Tracker Pro Tips Meetup
Join us as we share a few Tracker pro tips and talk about what's on the horizon (hint: Charts and analytics!). Please come hungry, thirsty, and curious. Feel free to bring any coworkers along who need Tracker advice, or just to be social. We'll probably get started at 6:30pm (but feel free to come at 6 to eat and mingle). -The Tracker Team PS, We have sweet new Tracker schwag.
- An evening with the new Pivotal Tracker beta
Help us define the future of Tracker! The next generation of Pivotal Tracker is now in public beta (http://t.e2ma.net/click/ytdyo/itm0ed/azdfyf), rolling out to everyone gradually. If you've already had a chance to test drive it, we hope you like what you've seen so far! The beta is more than a visual update. We're making Tracker easier to use, especially on larger projects with multiple teams, and many long-requested features like markdown support, multiple story owners, cross project search are already available.But, this is just the beginning! Come watch a comprehensive demo of the beta, and share your feedback and ideas with the product team in person.We'd love to see you there, so reserve a spot now! - The Tracker Team
- Discover the new UI and API for Tracker
Come be one of the first to see our new Tracker UI and the new API! As you've probably noticed over the last couple of weeks, we're back in action from a long winter of rebuilding Tracker from the ground up, and have some new features out. There's much more to come, and we'd love to have you at Pivotal Labs SF for drinks and Q&A with the team. Most importantly, we're giving away Tracker Schwag!
- SF.TUG - Project Planning and Visibility with Epics
It's been some time since the last San Francisco Pivotal Tracker User Group (SF.TUG) meetup. Tracker has come a long way - it's become the world's most popular agile project management tool, with a long list of new features, an updated user interface, and most recently, integration with Google Apps. We think a user group meetup is long overdue, and so we'd like to welcome you to the next one, on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30pm, in the Pivotal Labs office in San Francisco. If you're new to Tracker, or could use a refresher, this is your chance to get an introduction from Dan Podsedly, a Pivotal Labs principal and the product manager for Pivotal Tracker. It's also a great to chance for more advanced users to give direct feedback, or ask all those difficult questions (e.g. just how do I organize that rapidly growing engineering team?). There's also a secret agenda for this meetup. We'd like to get your feedback and discuss a big feature that's under development - Epics, designed to address a range of needs and scenarios from coarse-grained user interface design, to easy-to-digest team visibility of large features. Come and get a sneak preview! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
- SF.TUG - Tracker 101
Pivotal Tracker strives for simplicity, but a clean interface can also mean non-intuitive features stay hidden. Users new to Tracker and to Agile development may need an introduction to the core concepts, not just how to use them. Edward Hieatt, Principal at Pivotal Labs and Pivotal Tracker developer, will give an overview of the idea behind Pivotal Tracker and the common features. Based on time and interest, Edward will go into more detail about advanced features, upcoming features, and the philosophy behind Tracker. Beverages will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
- SF.TUG - Tracker 101
Pivotal Tracker strives for simplicity, but a clean interface can also mean non-intuitive features stay hidden. Users new to Tracker and to Agile development may need an introduction to the core concepts, not just how to use them. Dan Podsedly, Principal at Pivotal Labs and the PM for Pivotal Tracker, will give an overview of the idea behind Pivotal Tracker and the common features. Based on time and interest, Dan will go into more detail about advanced features, upcoming features, and the philosophy behind Tracker. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
- SF.TUG - Story Estimation and Point Scales
For the second San Francisco Tracker User Group meetup we're going to try the meeting template proposed last time. We're going to have some initial training for those new to Tracker, a discussion of new or soon-to-come features, and then a free-ranging discussion of the philosophy behind the small point scales in Tracker and how best to estimate stories. The meetup will start at 6:30 p.m. with a simple introduction to Tracker for those new to the tool. All are welcome, and even if you already know your way around Tracker, the beer and snacks will be fresher the earlier you arrive. At 6:45 p.m. or so, we'll get into some demos of new features, including a revamped Dashboard, Activity Feeds including Atom support, time zone support, and a handful of usability improvements. When we're done showing off the new features, we'll launch into a discussion about story estimation and why Tracker enforces small, fixed point values for estimation. There is no one true answer to much of anything in the software development world, but we'd like a chance to explain the thinking behind the tool. We also want to hear from you why that does or doesn't work well in your environments and what might make Tracker even more productive for you. We're also looking for the best way to hear from you, the users, what the next TUG should cover. Please leave comments in the group or email [masked] with your thoughts.
- SFTUG: The Shape of Things to Come
Pivotal Labs is pleased to announce Tracker User Groups! We’ll be hosting user groups focused on our award-winning Pivotal Tracker project management software in both our San Francisco and New York offices, starting in April. The Tracker User Groups are a forum for product managers, project managers, entrepreneurs, and developers to share techniques and discuss the real day-to-day issues surrounding software project management. We’ll talk about upcoming Tracker features and look at third-party integrations. We'll discuss story estimation techniques and talk about what makes a good story. We’ll share our experience with agile planning, discuss patterns and anti-patterns of story management and acceptance, and generally discuss how to make the most effective use of the tool and the process that the tool is supposed to support. We look forward to talking directly with our users and understanding what they love most and like least about Tracker so we can continue to make it better. We hope you can join us!