"Real" 2-way integration with pivotal

The pivotal integration only allows for 2-way integration only if originally pushed from aha initially. Even then it's pretty limited to status and description. 

  • If I create an 'feature' in aha which maps to an 'epic' in pivotal, and someone adds a story for that epic in pivotal, then that story should be auto imported as a new requirement for the feature in aha. This is a very common use case since our dev teams will add technical stories for certain epics (features) and these will not be reflected in Aha.
  • Imported stories that we're previously in Pivotal, do not update in Aha when updated in pivotal
  • Comments do not link with stories or epics in any direction. Comments should sync 2-way for all epics and stories.
  • Deletion of epics and features do not sync.
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  • Feb 5 2015
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  • Will Warren commented
    February 6, 2015 20:10

    Yes please!!!

  • Mathieu Dupont commented
    March 11, 2015 21:16

    Same for us

  • Guest commented
    April 23, 2015 16:21

    Would love this!

  • Mike Gullo commented
    May 1, 2015 20:17

    Yes please!! It would be great if we could create stories in PT and they flowed back into Aha.  

  • Adam Jackson commented
    May 18, 2015 19:08

    Definitely need this soon

  • Boyd Tracy commented
    May 26, 2015 13:59

    This perfectly describes the main reason we have not elected to sign on with Aha! at this time.  

  • rob collyer commented
    May 27, 2015 13:32

    This perfectly describes the main reason we have not elected to sign on with Aha! at this time.  

  • Sean Kester commented
    December 19, 2015 21:11

    We need this. Why has Aha! not implemented this yet? What would it take to get this on the roadmap? It is a reason we are debating leaving Aha!

  • Justin DuBois commented
    January 21, 2016 19:21

    We will most likely cancel our sub in a month because of not having this REAL integration. Our dev team routinely writes new stories, and I would love to just get an AHA ID to plug in them and it sends all the info back to Aha. AND real updates in PT should go to Aha.

  • Iam Williams commented
    February 22, 2016 01:46

    This is a must have. Another helpful aspect of the integration would be to carry over release dates from Aha! and convert to milestones in Tracker.

  • Kenny Lee commented
    May 23, 2016 03:24

    Agree with everyone else.  Let's get the sync right with Pivot Tracker.  Don't understand why this has not been completed.

  • Matthew O'Neill commented
    September 28, 2016 09:58

    How does this not have more votes!? Yes please!! Would even pay money for it.

  • Marco N. commented
    January 6, 2017 05:07

    In corresponding with Aha! support, Scott Goldblatt wrote:

    You are correct in your observations that all Aha! integrations with issue tracking systems such as Pivotal Tracker are designed so that Aha! comes first in the process. The philosophy is that PM's own the backlog and do all their initial grooming, prioritizing, and planning in Aha! When ready, they then send to Engineering and their tool of choice to manage the How - how those plans are best executed. 

    and it was suggested that I follow up with an idea, and I've found this one here.

    Here's what I wrote:

    It's true that the Product Manager does a lot of initial work in Aha!. But there's an awful lot of give and take when the stories reach the engineering team. We move stories around, we change them, split them into multiple stories, etc. etc.

    Much of that work happens in meetings, where PM and Engineering review the stories in Pivotal Tracker together.

    It's unlikely that any PM is going to have the discipline to also have Aha! open. It's unrealistic that the PM would stop the flow of discussion, laboriously make those changes in Aha!, send to PivotalTracker, then make sure Tracker refreshes and reflects the changes, before resuming the discussion.

    I do think it's realistic for the PM to (sometimes after the fact) annotate the changes made in Tracker with Aha! IDs. That way, Aha! would be updated per the results of the meeting. It doesn't have to be automatic, but the fact that stories _must_ be created in Aha! in order to be tracked by Aha! is a big drawback.

    We have several meetings per week. Pivotal Tracker's designed to be very dynamic, precisely so that we can make changes in real-time as we discuss.

    Importing data only solves this problem for things that have transpired in the past. Without "true" two-way integration, it'll be a lot harder to make use of the PT integration.

    I'm trying to take advantage of Aha! while working with several years' worth of stories in Tracker, so I'm marking this Idea as, "I need it... Yesterday"

  • BETTY SAPONAR commented
    January 16, 2017 22:37

    yes!!!!!! we need this

  • Brian Pino commented
    March 16, 2017 22:52

    Bought AHA monthly license yesterday, before realizing this limitation.  If there is no action taken or scheduled on this issue, I will likely cancel my subscription as this is a deal breaker.

    I wholeheartedly agree with Marco N.'s comments below

  • Admin
    Ron Yang commented
    March 17, 2017 02:48
    Thanks for the continued feedback and support for this idea. We currently have a team actively working on a significant upgrade to our integrations framework. Our goal is to bring all of our integrations closer to feature parity and to support more flexible configurations. The idea that is being discussed here will be included in this upgrade. 

    We plan on delivering the new framework during Q2 and a rolling wave of improvements to our existing integrations starting in the same timeframe. It is a major undertaking and we appreciate your patience.
  • Guest commented
    June 29, 2017 08:43

    Yes please. As previous described, the dev teams do a lot of work in Tracker changing and adding stories such as NFR's, architecutral etc. during sprint planning. To get the best out of Aha, these need to be pushed over.

  • Fernando Medina Corey commented
    October 9, 2017 21:39

    This would be essential for us to allow us to work with our devs in one platform (Pivotal) and many other folks in Aha!. 

  • Luke Macfarlan commented
    January 16, 2018 14:21

    Agreed, this would make Aha viable in our shop!

  • Trevor Nelson commented
    May 4, 2018 16:40

    I noticed a post updated on April 12th, 2018 for this feature: https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/202001007-Integrate-with-Pivotal-Tracker-two-way-
    I there more coming in development, or is this final state?

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    May 4, 2018 21:51

    Hi Trevor, the updates referenced in the admin response on this idea have not yet been implemented for Pivotal Tracker. There are still significant updates to come.

  • Marco N. commented
    May 4, 2018 22:01

    Due to the very long window between first request and potential implementation, we've moved away from trying to leverage the integration feature.