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  • The Small-Batch Approach to Validating Your Business Model

    The Small-Batch Approach to Validating Your Business Model

    In this article, I present a framework to interpret different types of customer commitments, and early business validation experiments you can run to know if your Minimum Viable Product is...

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  • Product Stack Webinar: Product Management’s Role in a Modern Cross-Functional Team

    Product Stack Webinar: Product Management’s Role in a Modern Cross-Functional Team

    Join us for a panel discussion on product management’s role in modern cross-functional teams as the Product Stack welcomes Heidi Helfand, Director of Engineering Excellence from Procore...

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  • Proven Strategies for Training and Retaining Remote Workers

    Proven Strategies for Training and Retaining Remote Workers

    In today’s episode, we’re going to share a number of proven strategies that have worked across job roles.

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  • Next TUG Meeting: June 14

    Next TUG Meeting: June 14

    The next virtual Tracker User Group (TUG) online meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th.

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  • How to Recruit Remote Workers

    How to Recruit Remote Workers

    All this month, we're going to focus on recruiting, training, retaining, and managing remote workers.

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  • Customizing Your Tracker Experience

    Customizing Your Tracker Experience

    Tracker’s interface is designed to provide a customizable experience to suit the needs of various roles and needs. This post will help ensure you’re getting the most out of Tracker, with features...

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  • Getting Started with Agile: Delivering Real Value to Your Users

    Getting Started with Agile: Delivering Real Value to Your Users

    In this installment, we’ll discuss the importance of delivering working, usable software to your users over simply delivering reams of documentation.

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  • When Does It Make Sense to Give a Newly Hired Software Engineer a Meaty Project?

    When Does It Make Sense to Give a Newly Hired Software Engineer a Meaty Project?

    Giving a new hire a meaty project can seem like a big risk. It's easier just to keep them fixing bugs while they ramp up on the code base. But endlessly fixing bugs can be demotivating.

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  • New Story Description Templates: Faster, Better, and More Consistent Story Descriptions!

    New Story Description Templates: Faster, Better, and More Consistent Story Descriptions!

    Tracker now offers three of our favorite templates for story descriptions: Bug Report, User Story, and Example Mapping. You can select from a list by clicking on the description icon when adding...

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  • How Pair Programming and Mob Programming Help Quickly Onboard New Software Engineers

    How Pair Programming and Mob Programming Help Quickly Onboard New Software Engineers

    Today we’ll be sharing why pair programming and mob programming can be beneficial to getting new hires up to speed quickly on a new language or framework, and help you scale your efforts...

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  • Syntax Highlighting (Now with More Gherkin)

    Syntax Highlighting (Now with More Gherkin)

    We’ve added syntax highlighting support for several new languages, including Gherkin, the domain-specific language consumed by the executable specification tool Cucumber (used for behavior-driven...

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  • Why You Need to Invest in Onboarding a New Software Engineer and Not Expect Them to Ship Code on Their First Day

    Why You Need to Invest in Onboarding a New Software Engineer and Not Expect Them to Ship Code on Their First Day

    Have you recently hired a software engineer or maybe a few? Congratulations! Are you starting to worry that they haven’t shipped any code yet? Maybe they’re a bad hire...

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  • How to Integrate Testing into an Agile Workflow with the PractiTest and Pivotal Tracker Integration

    How to Integrate Testing into an Agile Workflow with the PractiTest and Pivotal Tracker Integration

    No one can doubt that today, most companies and industries already firmly embrace agile for their planning, development, and operations processes. But one of the last questions that remains...

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  • Tiny Icon, Much Passion!

    Tiny Icon, Much Passion!

    Tracker recently experimented with our browser tab favicon, with the primary purpose of introducing a new feature to show if you have unread in-app notifications. While doing so, we also altered...

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  • Calling All TUGboat Captains

    Calling All TUGboat Captains

    We’re starting a virtual Tracker User Group (TUG for short) and you’re invited to join the first online meeting on Tuesday, May 8.

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  • Product Estimates: Think Doing Hourly Estimates For User Stories Is Crazy?

    Product Estimates: Think Doing Hourly Estimates For User Stories Is Crazy?

    We received a lot of questions, concerns, and objections about Hiten Shah's EAT Method, so in today’s episode, we’re going to dive into the top three we heard again and again.

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  • Product Estimates: Why You Should Try Estimating User Stories Using Hiten Shah’s New EAT Method

    Product Estimates: Why You Should Try Estimating User Stories Using Hiten Shah’s New EAT Method

    In the last episode, we mentioned how a number of the current approaches fall short. If you were left wondering what to do next, don’t fret, because in today’s episode, Hiten Shah is back. He’ll...

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  • Starting Your Team on the Right Foot with Team Chartering

    Starting Your Team on the Right Foot with Team Chartering

    One of the best things that you can do to help your team deliver great products is to make sure your entire team is starting off on the right foot.

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  • Product Estimates: Why It’s Hard to Provide Accurate Product Estimates Under Most Popular Product Management Methodologies

    Product Estimates: Why It’s Hard to Provide Accurate Product Estimates Under Most Popular Product Management Methodologies

    In this episode, we’re going to talk about the issues specific to diversity and inclusion in tech and provide you with some strategies for navigating those tricky conversations with your teammates...

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  • Our Consultancy Directory is Open for Business

    Our Consultancy Directory is Open for Business

    We recently launched a Consultancy Directory, featuring consultancies representing a wide variety of sizes, services offered, and locations. So if you’re in the service business and use Pivotal...

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