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Pivotal Tracker

At Dev8ed @AlexBilbie talked about the workflow the Lincoln Uni dev team uses. One of the tools they have embraced is Pivotal Tracker , a lightweight agile, collaborative project management tool.

I thought this project would be a good opportunity to try it out, not so much for the Agile points scoring approach, but as a way of tracking progress, issues and bugs and sharing that easily with my Project Supervisor.  Whilst the tool is basically web-based, there is a rather cool iPad app...




I've set up the basic outline as a public project, I'll update it as soon as I find out if my proposal has been accepted..
If not I'm going to work this through anyway as I'm really enjoying, learning and building stuff. https://www.pivotaltracker.com/projects/835225/overview



The project feed is : https://www.pivotaltracker.com/user_activities/87f0860e313fd3346c8274d46a60253f

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