14 Nov '12, 10pm

The inside story of how Pivotal Tracker was built for agile collaboration:

The inside story of how Pivotal Tracker was built for agile collaboration:

An easel. A marker. Sometimes the most effective and immediate way to capture thoughts and collaborate is also the most tactile, visual, and simple. But easels and markers have their limitations: information is difficult to digitally preserve, and they don’t scale to large teams. In 2005, agile software development and consulting company Pivotal Labs faced this very design and collaboration challenge in its client development projects, and began building a software tool that could match the wide-frame scope and immediacy of tracking a project’s progress using markers and an easel. “We were trying every week to come up with very concrete, fine-grained, real verifiable things to build, that made sense to a customer who was in a room and made a very incremental, but concrete step forward for the project,” explains Dan Podsedly, VP and General Manager, Pivotal Tracker at Pivot...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/users/pdavis/blog/articles/2374-tr...

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