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Jira vs Pivotal Tracker: What are the differences?

Developers describe Jira as "The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software". Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.. On the other hand, Pivotal Tracker is detailed as "Build better software, faster". Collaborative, lightweight agile project management tool, brought to you by the experts in agile software development.

Jira and Pivotal Tracker are primarily classified as "Issue Tracking" and "Agile Project Management" tools respectively.

"Powerful" is the primary reason why developers consider Jira over the competitors, whereas "Agile" was stated as the key factor in picking Pivotal Tracker.

reddit, Lyft, and Heroku are some of the popular companies that use Jira, whereas Pivotal Tracker is used by Zendesk, Movielala, and DeveloperTown. Jira has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2090 company stacks & 1470 developers stacks; compared to Pivotal Tracker, which is listed in 198 company stacks and 54 developer stacks.

Decisions about Jira and Pivotal Tracker
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 165K views
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Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 147.1K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Nasser Khan
Product Manager at StackShare · | 5 upvotes · 43.2K views

Over time, as our teams became bigger and projects became more complex, we started to take agile processes more seriously and wanted more advanced (by our standards) project management abilities, like burndown charts, velocity tracking, etc. We also wanted to handle a lot of content management tasks that were primarily done by non-technical teams but often touched engineering.

After using Pivotal Tracker and Wrike, JIRA ended up being the right choice for us. Its design was flexible enough to do engineering project management, content management and other tasks like product roadmapping effectively. It had all the bells and whistles we wanted (plus many more we never got around to using). Given that it is a flexible service that tries to do everything, it is ideal for a team that can 1) dedicate significant bandwidth to upfront setup and organization and 2) empower admins to establish and enforce best practices among team members.

#Collaboration #IssueTracking #AgileProjectManagement #ProjectManagement

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Pros of Jira
Pros of Pivotal Tracker
  • 305
    Powerful
  • 253
    Flexible
  • 148
    Easy separation of projects
  • 111
    Run in the cloud
  • 104
    Code integration
  • 56
    Easy to use
  • 50
    Run on your own
  • 37
    Great customization
  • 37
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 25
    REST API
  • 11
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 4
    Confluence
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
    Complicated
  • 72
    Agile
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 50
    Nice UI
  • 36
    Scrum friendly
  • 26
    Simple estimation
  • 21
    Slack Integration
  • 12
    Velocity
  • 8
    Great support
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    It does the estimation better than we humans
  • 2
    Nice ios app
  • 1
    The right kind of simplicity

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Cons of Jira
Cons of Pivotal Tracker
  • 6
    Rather expensive
  • 3
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
    Can't seem to change the number of total points

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What is Jira?

Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

What is Pivotal Tracker?

It is a collaborative, lightweight agile project management tool, brought to you by the experts in agile software development.

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