Pivotal Labs

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Pivotal Labs
Division of Pivotal Software
IndustrySoftware development
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Key people
Drew McManus, VP
ProductsPivotal Tracker
Engineers pairing at Pivotal Labs

Pivotal Labs is an agile software development consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company develops Pivotal Tracker workflow software. It is a division of Pivotal Software.


The company was founded in 1989 by Rob Mee and Sherry Erskine.[1] In 2008 Pivotal Labs released Pivotal Tracker, which is used as their internal project management and collaboration software. That year, Pivotal Tracker won the Jolt Product Excellence Award in the Project Management category.[2] In March 2012, Pivotal Labs was spun-off by EMC.[3]

In October 2013, Pivotal Labs acquired Toronto-based Xtreme Labs, a mobile app development company.[4]

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The company will use pair programming while doing its software development and also consults to other companies to help them use the method.[3] The company has provided consulting programming for several large technology companies in San Francisco.[5]


  1. ^ "Pivotal Labs Team". Pivotal Labs.
  2. ^ "Pivotal Labs Wins Prestigious 2008 Jolt Award". newsblaze.com. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  3. ^ a b Metz, Cade (2013-11-12). "This Company Believes You Should Never Hack Alone". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  4. ^ Swisher, Kara. "In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash". AllThingsD.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  5. ^ "Twitter brings in big guns from Pivotal Labs to help rebuild its troubled infrastructure". VentureBeat. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2019-02-28.

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